2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview


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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview

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Based on 57 reviews

The Mitsubishi Eclipse has been completely redesigned for 2000.  The sports coupe gains a V-6 engine and is now built upon the Gallant sedan platform.  Unfortunately, the turbo and AWD options have both been discontinued.

There are three trim levels for the Eclipse Coupe: RS, GS and GT.  All models come standard with alloy wheels, air conditioning, a CD audio system and powered accessories.

The RS and GS house a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine, which generates 154 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque.  Both engines can be paired with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic, but the GS includes a manual shifter.  The GT is powered by a 3.0 liter V-6, which generates 205 horsepower and 205 pound-feet of torque.  Transmission options are the same.  Fuel economy is estimated at 23/31 mpg with the four cylinder and 20/28 mpg with the V-6.

The 2000 Eclipse earns high marks for acceleration, handling, and interior controls and comfort.  Test drivers recommend that the four cylinder engine be paired with the manual transmission, as the automatic unit is a bit sluggish.  The Eclipse cabin is still tight, very accommodating seats accommodate for the lack of room.  The controls are well placed and easy to manage.


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    Lisa Barstow


    Somebody tried to steal my eclipse but the antitheft system shut down the vehicle so it wouldn't start. I had to put in the codes to get my vehicle so I can drive it again and since the car stereo h...

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    Jeremy Prince

    2000 Eclipse Rough Idle, Sputtering, And Cutouts Badly

    Ran fine when i parked last night. Today runs horrible. When started today it didn't want to go.

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    My Car Isn't Starting...

    I changed the timing belt, water pump, idler pulleys for timing, timing marks are aligned, changed my harmonic balancer, starter distributor cap, and rotor, but still not starting. I could hear the ...

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    I Have A 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse That Always Blows Cold Air At The Drivers ...

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    Is The Fan On My Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe Suppose Turn On Right Away?

    the car seems hot after i turn it off i dont seen the engine cooling fan on does it turn on right when i turn on the car or will it do it on its own?

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