2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse Consumer Review: not quite as good as the 1995-

2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse - Consumer Review

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GT 2dr Hatchback (3.0L V6 5-speed Manual)

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not quite as good as the 1995-1999 turbo
By GENE on


2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2dr Hatchback


The first thing Mitsubishi needs to do is rethink the quality of materials in the interior. The leather feels cheap, i lotion it at least once a month and the passenger seat is drying and cracking already.The interior design however is a big step up from the 2nd generation. The black paint sucks! It looks like crap already, despite getting waxed once a month.The sunroof motor won't open and close the sunroof all the way sometimes. The glove box door pops open when the car is jolted.

Best Features

The new styled interior is nice, and the room in the back seat is very spacious. The v6, so far (65,000 miles),has been very reliable. The shifter has a much shorter throw. The sound system is alot better than the offering in the 95-99's.

Worst Features

First off, they need to fix all the damn rattles in the interior body panels. Then find a better quality leather. And lastly offer it with the 4g63 4 cylinder turbo front drive or all wheel drive motor/drivetrain.
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