2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview

The Mitsubishi Eclipse receives minimal changes for the 2002 model year. Highlights include two new paint colors and a new chrome badge. The coupe had lost two of its best selling points with the 2000 redesign: all-wheel drive and a turbocharged engine. More changes would follow in 2003, as Mitsubishi attempted to relieve the Eclipse of its lackluster image.

There are two separate Eclipse models: the coupe and the Spyder convertible. The coupes come in three styles: base RS, GS and GT. Standard equipment on all models includes alloy wheels, air conditioning, a rear spoiler a CD audio system, and full power accessories. Illuminated vanity mirrors have all been added this year.

The base RS and mid-level GS use a 2.4 liter inline four, making 154 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque. The GT houses to a 3.0 liter V-6, for a total output of 205 horsepower and 205 pound-feet of torque. Transmission options are a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic, with a manual shift feature on the GS and GT.

The Eclipse has received very positive reviews with regards to styling, fuel economy, and road manners. The most efficient Eclipse earns an EPA rating of 23/30 mpg, but drivers warn the four four-cylinder models are a bit underpowered, even with the manual transmission. The 0 to 60 mph time for the four-cylinder is 9.2 seconds. Eclipse handling is predictable and responsive, according to reviewers.

Owners commented that they would like to see the return of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and more leg and head room. Drivers generally found the interior to be user-friendly, but plain looks an lower quality materials mar the overall ambiance.

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