2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview

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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    rd0124
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    '01 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gt Trans. Problem

    2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 87000 miles 2001 Mit. Eclipse GT auto. tran. w/ sport shift. Without any previous symptoms, the trans. stop putting power to the wheels. Whi...

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    Mary Coleman
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    Car Died And Won't Start

    My car died yesterday. It's like it's not getting any fire or has enough compression. Timing belt is good, it's getting fuel, the water and oil are both good. I've been told everything from blown...

    8 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Hornetgs
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    Does A Bcm Have Anything To Do With Fuel Rail?

    My bcm got completely soaked and now my injectors wont pulse? Could this be a cause. It was just running yesterday?

    2 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Hornetgs
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    Fuel Rail Isn't Firing

    Hey guys, I have a 2001 eclipse gs. I just replaced the motor in it as I'm turning it into a fwd race car for dirt. I've had it running for weeks now. I took it into the shop and welded a Roll cage...

    5 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Linda Stefanosky
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    Won't Crank Eclipse 2001 2.4

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