Mitsubishi Eclipse Review from Japan

2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0 V6 24 valve

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 24 valve Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired45 miles
Most recent distance4450 miles
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

Performance and awesome looks at a reaonable price

Faults:

Small tapping sound from the headliner, from a loose clip from wires for the power sunroof. Easily taken care of right away at the dealer.

General Comments:

A real blast to drive. A real head turner. Awesome exhaust note when getting on it. Fairly impressive off the line. Handling at high speed(100) plus is very impressive. I've done 125+ and it was as stable as going 65. You really have to watch the speedo, you do not realize how fast you are going as it is that stable at high speeds. A 7 speaker Infinity stereo only adds to the appeal of this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2000

9th Jan 2001, 17:22

Totally agree with you. I just did a Austin-Dallas-Austin trip in my 2001 Eclipse GT manual. The mileage was an amazing 30+ and the car handled very well. Very stable and a comfortable drive.

17th Jan 2001, 21:48

I recently drove to Tucson Arizona in my 2000 GT. I found it to be comfortable and very quick. I was doing a speed of 140+, it will do it.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review