2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Premium 3.0 V6 from North America


Lemon lawed


The suspension was off from factory, could not be adjusted, car always vibrated at highway speeds.

Moon roof broke 8 times in 8000 miles.

Leather seats were cracked by 7000 miles.

Switches for windows, door locks broke.

Window regulators were replaced.

And so on and so on and so on...

Poor poor dealer service.

General Comments:

The car was bought back under the terms of the Lemon law, this was the second lemon lawed Mitsubishi I had out of the 4 Mitsubishi's I have owned. It was agreed that I would never purchase another Mitsubishi again.

Mitsubishi has previously built great looking cars, but even the best looking lemons can be sour.

Avoid the car manufacturer at all costs unless you want problems, warranty nightmares, poor quality, horrible dealer service and bad resale values.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd March, 2004

30th Dec 2004, 02:48


I had a 1990 Galant 1.8TD and sold it with 171.xxx miles in it. I had almost no problems with it. I owned a Colt, no problems. My husband drives a 2004 Lancer Sedan (1.6). And I just bought an Eclipse GT.

I never had any real big problems with any of them... and all served well :)

I hope this experience you had is just one of those bad luck things : ( (

(PS.: all my mitsu's were European - as I live there - except my new GT)

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT V6 from North America


Reliability is a major issue after 3 years of ownership


Alarm malfunctioned during first 6 months and required repair.

Headlight harness melted over prongs which required mechanical service.

Intermittent wipers failed at 30,000 miles.

Seats are starting to wear out at 54,000 miles.

General Comments:

Even with proper maintenance the performance capabilities of this car have diminished over only the first 30,000 miles. I have confirmed this at the track with an entire loss of over 1 second in the quarter mile.

With time the suspension, which never actually felt sporty, began to feel overly soft. I have owned sports cars before, but never has a suspension wore out so quickly before. More proof that the parts are cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th December, 2003

15th Sep 2004, 14:33

Race cars need more maintenance than any other vehicle. So if your going to use it to race, expect the worse.

9th Mar 2005, 12:54

I own a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 5 speed, it has 42,552 Miles on it and I've actually gained time in the 1/4 as time has gone on. You don't need to drive it like a race car on the street. That's how people get killed. Drive Smart! Peace! Phil.

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L 4 cylinder from North America


A reliable, high performance sports car


There is a defect in the moon roof that causes it to jerk when it opens.

My drivers seat is starting to wear down.

The dealer sold me the car with 3 bad tired.

General Comments:

This car has good pick-up, and with few mods (Checkpoint cold air intake, HKS exhaust, blitz body kit, euro tails, clear corners, system, alarm...etc) has become a great street car.

The eclipse is a real head turner even before you fix it up.

For the price, it is one of the best cars on the market to buy used.

One drawback of this car is that the seats arrn't really made for long trips.

But even with a 12in. sub-woofer in the back, I still fit most of my dorm room stuff inside of it, including a TV.

This car is great for the single college aged guy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2003

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L V6 from North America


I love this car, wish it had a turbo though


Very good car. The only problems to date have been loose wiring in the passenger side headlight, a small leak around the door tweeters if I go through a high pressure car wash, and the hatch shelf on the inside has broken off. Other than that I love the car.

General Comments:

Excellent performance, aggressive styling, and a very comfortable interior make this a wonderful car to own and drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2003