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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    V6 Broke Timeing Belt Will It Mess Heads Up

    broke timeing belt on v6 will it mess engine up

    236 views with 5 answers (last answer about a day ago)

    Speedometer

    The car drives and shifts fine but the speedometer will only steadily rise to about 40-60mph. It doesn't rise to 40-60 at the speed I'm going but fluctuates as I increase or decrease speed. I could...

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    Seized Engine?

    sounded really good when it was running, didnt have any problems with it. it started when the power steering belt came off. i was still driving it, then a week later while driving the car i got verr...

    10 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Will A 1996 Dohc Cylinder Head Fit On The 4g63

    Want to do a cylinder head swap !!! Want to remove sohc to make it dohc !!! Will the 1996 head fit on the 4g64

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    Knocking Noice

    I own a 2000 eclipse. 2.4 liter with aftermarket header. Car sounds good idling car sounds good running till about 3000 rpm then this knocking rattling noice happens. If I accelerate a little more...

    8 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)