2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Consumer Review: HOT ROD TO GO!

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse - Consumer Review

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

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By beatles4ever on


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


This is my second red Eclipse. I originally purchased one in 1996,and had no problems. My 2001 GT is even better looking than my first! I am in my 50's, but feel like a teenager all over again in this sporty car. The car still turns people's heads, and everyone assumes it's a high dollar auto! Four years later, and everyone still asks, "Is your car new???"

Best Features

Take off is fast! Love the V-ROOM sound of the motor when accelerating! Love the second looks this car still gets as I cruise down the street! Like the big LCD display of the clock for my weakening eyes! Love the cockpit look and feel of the sleek, lit dashboard.

Worst Features

Plastic, flimsy bumpers damage ever so easily. Rear spoiler blocks view. Red paint job scratches too easily. Sunroof sticks. Passenger seat needs to be able to raise just like the driver's side. Brakes have squealed since day one. Very difficult to get in and out of cramped back seat.
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