2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview


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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview

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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    Plugs And Wires

    In which order do my wires hook into my distributor on my 2000 eclipse gt

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    How Do I Fix My Ac Problem In My 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gt

    I bought my 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT knowing that it needed a new AC condenser. Replaced that and it blew cold for approx. 2 weeks then stopped working. Mechanic said there was a small hole in the f...

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    My Brake Light Is Coming On When I'm Losing Traction, Even Though My Tracti...

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    A friend of mine has an old 99 Dodge Avenger and I was curious since I can't find info any where else would the 2.5l engine mount to the manual transmission of a 2.4 eclipse

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 weeks ago)

    Distributor Eclipse 2000 Gt?

    I have an Eclipse 2000 GT (V6) build in December 99 and it needs a new distributor. I found a couple in ebay, but there's a little thing Im concerned about. Some said: Thru 4/2/00 or From 4/3/00 I ...

    640 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)