2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse Consumer Review: good in winter

2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse - Consumer Review

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RS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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good in winter
By Alison on


2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback


I didn't set out to buy this car, was
sort of conned into it by a boyfriend,
then stuck with it when he didn't buy
it off of me like he said he would.
When I moved to Vermont I thought no
way this car would last one winter.
Now I'm on my third winter. I put on
studded snow tires and this car
handles better than a 4x4. People are
surprised when I tell them. Sure it
still can't handle deep snow, but
roads are usually plowed, so it's not
a problem. It's amazing how much you
can fit in the hatch.

Best Features

I saw some reviews that complain of the cars pick-up. I disagree. I think the car has excellent pickup. And I can cruise up these Vermont mountain hills at 65mph, no problem. Perhaps it is the 5 speed transmission that helps.

Worst Features

More head room in the back seats. Of course that would change the look of the car.
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