2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L SOHC V6 from North America


A new 3000GT in disguise



General Comments:

I bought this one at Lewisville Mitsubishi (I recommend this dealership if you live in North Texas) for $9450 ($10590 with Tax, Title). Therer are some dings and scratches, but it's pre-owned, after all. I had a white 1991 Dodge Stealth ES, and this car is just like it in terms of performance. This car is just better than a non-turbo 3000GT in every aspect. I am looking into seriously modding this car when I have money. I love it; the car is a bit faster than the non-turbo 3000GTs, has good build quality, and is more reliable and has good gas mileage. I recommend this car if you want a 3000GT but want better build quality and have to get a new car. Once you get a GT/GTS, you won't miss your 3000GT at all! Well, unless you had a VR-4. :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2003

2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L V6 from North America


Never buy a car because it


I bought my Eclipse new, and was given 2 ignition keys. One of them did not work, so I had to wait a week to get a replacement with the correct laser sequence (or whatever they do).

After 20K, factory alarm went haywire every time I tried to get into my car. Had to take it back to the dealership twice to get it repaired.

Tires blew out 1 by 1 after a year. Replaced all 4 with Khumo's, and haven't had a problem since.

Brakes didn't feel like they could save my life if needed, so I replaced the pads and turned the rotors after 12K. No problems, except constant squealing.

Rattle in passenger dash area.

Replaced motor mount after 40K. I don't blame Mitsubishi for this fully, because those plastic things tend to not last in the Arizona heat. However, it could have been built better.

Steering wheel rattled badly over 55mph. Manufacturer issued a recall, and was "fixed." Still rattles over 65mph.

Bad ground wire in front right headlamp.

Clutch is slipping and ready to go out after 60K.

General Comments:

Car sputters when moving from a stop in 1st gear.

Does not shift smoothly.

Alignment pulls to the right.

Mitsubishi Motors Credit financing is another nightmare!

Interior is comfortable to me. However, I'm 5' tall and weigh 90lbs. None of my passengers have felt the comfort. Anyone taller than 5'11" will be crunched into a ball.

Has the turning radius of an OX! Might as well be driving a boat.

I've only noticed a couple good things about this car.

1) Decent acceleration

2) Looks great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th October, 2003

25th Nov 2010, 21:54

I'm 17 and 6'2"; the car is roomy for me. The brakes are very smooth and stop quite well, seeing as how they are on every tire. Four disc brakes = twice the stopping power.

The motor mount did go bad, but it was from heavy wear and tear. Other than that, the car runs like a dream, no problems here.

2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT V6 from North America


A decent GT, but not a true sports car.


1. Rotors warped from the factory, resurfaced and now warped again.

2. Rear cargo cover broke off the hinges, replaced and broke off again.

3. Clutch clatter at idle, sounds like a diesel engine. No cure, according to the dealer.

4. Engine vibration and humming noise at idle, due to detergents in the gasoline, according to the dealer.

5. I had the 1999 GSX rims, the ones with polished outer rim, bent two and had to replace with a set of Enkei's.

6. The rear hatch is very heavy.

7. The Infinity® sound system is weak, speakers vibrate with only modest bass.

General Comments:

The car is a decent everyday car.

Design and looks are it's best assets.

The interior plastic's are cheap and the overall feel is bland. Not very exciting considering the marketing surrounding the vehicle.

The handling is OK for a front driver, but the V6 is heavy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th September, 2003