2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview


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Mitsubishi All Day by Dylan
 — Mitsubishi is the way to go...its basically a non turbo fwd evo...never had a problem with it since i got it...high miles and it runs like new...would nver leave the mitsubishi family..they are semi e... Read More
I Would Recommend This Car To Somebody As Long As The Previous Owner(s) Took Care Of It. by Courtney
 — I really like eclipses. I like the way the body of the car is designed, how low it sits, the little grooves it has on the sides of the doors, etc. I really like the fact that it's a car that you can... Read More
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse by Scott
 — The 3rd generation Eclipse is a great line of cars. Getting into one is like sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet. All the controls and setting just surround you while to simply enjoy the ride to h... Read More

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse

After a year of significant revision, the Mitsubishi Eclipse returns with minimal change for 2001.   Highlights this year include a standard rear spoiler and child seat anchors.

The trims levels are unchanged in 2001.  Buyers may choose between the base RS, the mid-level GS or the powerful GT.  Alloy wheels, air conditioning, a CD audio system, power window and power door locks are standard across the board.

The new Eclipse lineup does not offer a turbocharged or all-wheel drive variant. The RS and GS are both powered by a 2.4 liter inline four, producing 154 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque.  The GT upgrades to a 3.0 liter V-6, which delivers 205 horsepower and 205 pound-feet of torque. All models are available with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic, but the GS and GT get a manual shifter. Fuel economy is estimated at 23/31 mpg with the four cylinder and 20/28 mpg with the V-6.

The Eclipse has been praised by consumers for its durable engine and transmission, stylish interior and exterior, strong fuel economy, reliability, and the Infinity audio system.  Several reviewers tout the Eclipse ride quality and handling as class-leading, but uneven roads can cause some noticeable intrusion.

Owner complaints include a lack of interior room, both headroom and in the backseat, and a lack of power in the four-cylinder models.


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