Have a slight rattle/ticking sound by the left front tire when the clutch is out.
Once the clutch is pressed it goes away.
The lighting is the worst ever. The Low beam only goes out maybe 50 ft. I was driving 40mph and I ran over a dog that was running same way as car, never had a chance to stop. High beam is excellent.
Inside lighting in 2001 GT is horrible.
The 2 little lights on rear view mirror do not cut it!
There even isn't a light in glove box.
I bought the car for the looks. Its hard finding a nice looking car under $25,000.
The Negatives are, expensive 17 inch tires, bad lighting, and stiff ride.
I went to the dealer today 3/27/04 for my clutch problem and was given a paper to read, it says:
Clutch/Manual Trans axle Rattle
2000-03 3.0L M/T
Customers may report a slight rattle from the clutch/trans axle. This occurs after the vehicle has been driven for at least 30 minutes at moderate speeds and the outside temperature is 80 degrees or higher. This condition is NORMAL. If you confirm this condition. Do Not Attempt Repairs At This Time.
The rattle doesn't bother me at this time. I went to the dealer to see if this was a major problem or could lead to one. Its called the throwout bearing rattle, but its either the clutch disk, or the clutch springs that are the problem.
I am happy with my Eclipse GT after 34,400 miles.