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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    Acceleration Issues While Csr In Use

    Often my car will cut out or almost stall while driving . also when switching gears to the next seems as if they catch eventually as gaining speed and sometimes works just fine. Could that have a...

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)

    Fuel Pump Not Getting Power

    So about a month ago my eclipse 2000 v6 3.0L broke down on me on the freeway. I lost steering power and brake power as I was driving. Didn't know what it was until a guy decided to help me, he sai...

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    Overheating

    My car heats up after accelerating to 80 I have to slow down that way the temp could go down.. since I placed the license plate in the center gap of the bumper I'm thinking it doesn't cool the radi...

    11 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)

    V6 Broke Timeing Belt Will It Mess Heads Up

    broke timeing belt on v6 will it mess engine up

    267 views with 5 answers (last answer about a month 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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