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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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By Santha Perian
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought this car brand new on 2001 valentine's day. Drove 80K and sold it in 2007. Positive: fun to drive, stylish, V6 is really powerful. Negative: after 10K miles the heat won't work immediately (take 30 mins. This is bad during winter, especially living in NY), transmission problem after 75K (Costs $1200-$3500 depending upon the type of mechanic and new/old part used), there are minor electrical problems, mainly the headlight won't work every 6 months. The power steering takes larger curve. I could never make a smooth U turn in the last 7 years - it was always broken U turn.


Best Features

Exterior style, powerful engine.


Worst Features

Transmission, heat, heat, heat and electrical problem.


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By michaelpaeltz07
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great car, amazing. This car is a sure fit for anyone. The car is nice, but not that spacious. But it makes up for it in performance.


Best Features

The ride and interior and exterior design


Worst Features

Better gas mileage


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Good style and reliable
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By J
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Have had the car for going on 7 yrs and still love it. No real issues with the car (only the timing belts which were expensive). Brakes lasted 60K, still original clutch, leather still looks great (garage kept). Still performs great. I have been very happy with this car. I have read some of the other reviews and have had none of the issues mentioned in the negative reviews. Only criticisms I can agree with is the small turn radius (though not as big deal as some make it) and the hatch channels water into the edges of the trunk space when it is raining (only if you open the hatch all the way though). I have had every Eclipse except the newest body style and have been the happiest with this one.


Best Features

Unique exterior and interior style, good engine, good reliability, fun to drive, good on trips.


Worst Features

Better turning radius, change the hatch edges to channel water better.


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An underestimated beauty
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By gt_turbo
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought this car when I graduated high school, and have loved every minute of it! The aggressive stance and throaty exhaust note were two of the first things that attracted me to it. That, and all the looks I got from people when I would pull up to a store. Now while I have added to it (custom cold air intake, short throw shift kit, lowering kit, custom cat- back exhaust, and after market wheels and tires) the car has needed little work to make it a blast to drive.


Best Features

The gauge cluster keeps it simple. MPH, RPM, fuel level and engine temp. comfy seats and sleek dash.


Worst Features

Offer a turbo option form the factory and cut some fat where its not needed, the car is a little heavy.


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By Gerardo Ceballos
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great car in my opinion, very fun to drive, mine is manual and the gears and the shifts are very sporty, the clutch is soft. It has a quick response when you switch to a lower gear, it has reasonably good acceleration for a 4 cylinder. I have had no trouble with the engine nor transmission. The interior is comfortable for the driver and one passenger if you are not big or tall. No room for the back seats, maybe for a child. The ride is very comfortable, the suspension is not that hard. It has good grip around corners. It is a bit noisy on the highway. In general a great car, I would buy again.


Best Features

The driving experience, it is so fun to drive. It has a great a/c. I live in Texas and it stands up to the heat challenge very well. The position of the wheel, gear lever, and seat is excellent; it makes you feel on a race car. And it is comfortable for every day use also.


Worst Features

The dashbord materials, the plain plastic makes it look so cheap, and it cracks easily with the sun and heat. Also when you turn on the a/c the car feels so slow that sometimes I prefer to stand the heat.


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