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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse User Reviews

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"turbo" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 27 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse reviews.

Allen writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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5

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Very dependable. Easy to work on. Nice looking. Good MPG.

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slow off the line

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse — car has been very dependable. Is a blast to drive. Low end torque is not that great but once it hits around 60 it starts to hit its stride. It looks wonderful and gets great gas mileage. Parts are cheap and total cost of ownership is very acceptable. Would recommend this car to anyone.

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Courtney writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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5

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quick car, sporty slick look, easy to clean and make look good

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transmission failure, kind of loud since it's a hatchback (but i like loud), takes premium unleaded gas, but you can put regular in it, just hope you don't get any engine knocking, and not very much back seat passenger room.

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I Would Recommend This Car To Somebody As Long As The Previous Owner(s) Took Care Of It. — 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 do a lot of work to on the body for a car kit, give it better exhaust, tail lamps, theres just so many things you can do to it to make it look slick. It's quite peppy when it needs to be, but my transmissio went out on it with 87,000 miles and cost me a whopping $2200.00 to fix! You do gotta watch how you drive them, because the transmissions on them do wear down quickly. Overall I think they are great cars, they even seem to handle well in quite a bit of snow!

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Ryan writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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4

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Build Quality, Suspension, Body Styling

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Steering, Interior, Lack of Power

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Ryan's '01 Eclipse — Third gen eclipse is solid, well built, and has more than enough power stock to get you running off the line. Aftermarket support is pretty good, still a few pieces lacking, needs definite attention to detail. Most parts need to be fabricated, and the steering is a little loose. The sporttronic transmission is a breeze, and it's just a fun ride. Not a hardcore following, but then, being original is the key.

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Scott writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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5

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Great looks and solid engine

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Big blind spot and a tad large

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse — 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 heaven and back. These cars are just so addicting, I love them so much that I want to go get another one.

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Krista writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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4

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Fast, Sleek, Relatively Cheap, Great Gas Mileage...

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Safety Rating Sucks

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I Love My Car! — I love the exterior, very sporty and reminds me of a shark. I love having the antenna in my widow. I love having the automatic stick. Pickup isn't the greatest. My sunroof is off the track & it would cost $500 to fix... but it still works. Gas mileage is amazing. I get 375 to 400 miles per tank (16 gal). Backseat is pretty small as far as head and foot room goes. I bought it used.

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Dylan writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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5

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i love everything about my car

Cons

i hate nothing. i do prefer awd though that would of been nice along with a turbo..but still love the v6

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Mitsubishi All Day — 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 expensive to buy dpeneding on your budget but they are WELL WORTH IT. so much fun to drive and its fast but at the same time you are sitting in comfortable leather seats with the sunroof open, windows down, and music blasting. you can go fast and still be comfortable which is hard for most sport cars.gas mileage is pretty good cant complain plus i run 93 in it so it last longer and cleans the injectors.takes off quick and the v6 helps it take off real nice. no matter what low mid and top range is quick and very acceptable for stock. when im done working on the motor over winter ill post more up.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Marie writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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4

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Handling, Looks, Speed

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Reversing, Comfort

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Very Easy To Drive, Great Handling, But Back Seat Is Not Comfortable. — The car is overall easy to drive. It's got great handling. The rear window is angled weird, so it's hard to see out of it. Reversing is difficult and you have to use your mirrors more than usual. The seats are more comfortable than earlier models, but the backseat is still a pain.

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Nick writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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5

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Manuel transmissions are fun! Great Gas mileage when you aren't racing.

Cons

Needs a turbo...

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You Get What You Pay For — I got it stock and i still love it. It needs some mods, but still a great car.

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pjared12 writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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5

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love this car its nice got good style nice everyday car and fun if you wanna go for a drive

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needs a turbo and more power no bad things to say about it except for parts cost

pjared12
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Fun, Pretty, And Reliable. — love everything dislike the cost of parts needs more power in a big way other then that if i had more money i would but more then one love this car and would never get rid of it its one of the best rigs i have ever had bar none.

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Thomas writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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3

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A nice first car, reliable and easy to have some fun in.

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If you are looking for some serious power find something els

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I Love The Car, Its My First And Its Been Good To Me So Far. — It is a I4 so its slow and dosnt have a lot of get up and go. It handles alright could use some suspension upgrades. It is decently fun to drive it is manual so it feels good to keep the revs up around a corner. Hasn't needed to many repairs so far. I like the styling, my model came with a small spoiler which I know does nothing for performance but it actually does make the car look better. Good gas milage and not a lot of maintenance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Great Car! By Maria

This is an awesome car that is very fun to drive. I feel very safe while driving it, but I have a hard time backing up. This little car can definitely hold it's own when it goes against stronger cars.... Read More

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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Awesome Car I Own 2 By Shirl1970

I like everything about these cars. The looks, the power, the 650 watt Rockford Fosgate stereo. There are plenty of aftermarket parts out there too in terms of power adders or looks if that is your th... Read More

Not Worth It. By jsc9306

I did like how it looked, but after making a 13 hour trip to Daytona Beach- we realized that the gas mileage was as bad as our 13 year old grand Prix. I used the Eclipse as a rental car. The blind sp... Read More

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2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Awesome By jaydencross18

It has the best handling of any car i have ever owned. The body build and layout is just freaking awesome and the interior is amazingly comfortable too. If i were you i'd go buy this car instead of so... Read More

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2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Sleek, Yet Flawed By Raarules86

Cosmetically, this car looks nice. I tinted the windows 35% which really adds a sleek looking element to my coupe. My Eclipse was a Automatic so the power wasn't nearly as good as a manual transmissi... Read More

Coooooooooooool By Osama

what i dislike about the car that it doesn't look nice while its high , it needs to be lower little bet..a car with perfect engine and transmission. don't expect technologies..good istability on road ... Read More

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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

It's Freaking Awesome By Adrienne

Awesome car! Great performance. Doesn't drive like it's 3500 lbs. IT'S AWESOME!!!!! And mine looks awesome. You can get an awesome body kit and spoiler from the dealer and custom leather seats. Heck y... Read More

Eclipsed! By Landon

Performance - Fast for the engine and fun Build Quality - quick brakes fast stops Appearance - Sexy ans sleek Cost of Ownership -Decent milage Fun Factor -I love it all the compl... Read More

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