18th Nov 2008, 11:47
I'm 19 I drive an 01 eclipse GT 5 speed manual
I've raced it several times used it daily its completely stock had it for 2 years and I have done nothing to it other than regular maintenance
If you think these cars are slow you either don't know how to shift or never driven one.
19th Nov 2008, 16:50
I am having a problem with the engine. It won't stay running. When I stop it dies. It will run as long as my foot is on the gas. Anyone have any ideas?
15th Dec 2008, 08:47
If your car shuts off when you take your foot off the gas pedal, then your car is starving for air or it might be about time for a tune up.
I have a 2001 GT Spyder with a 5 speed tranny, and as far as the motor goes, not a problem.
Have a stage 3 clutch with a heavy duty pressure plate. Anyone thinking about modding your car, do yourself a favor, spend the money and get a LSD (limited slip differential). I have a stage 2 Ripp mod super charger and I destroyed the stock differential 4 times before realizing a LSD was a better investment. At 1499 plus shippin it's a stiff price, but it's worth it.
I rebuilt my own transmission. When the diff broke the first time, it broke my sun gear, my final differential drive gear, the speed sensor, and the teeth on the differential that turns the speed sensor. In total just to replace the transmission parts cost me about 900+. So do yourself a favor, upgrade your transmission before or as you upgrade you motor. You won't regret it like I did.
24th Dec 2008, 23:09
I have a 2000 Eclipse GT 5 speed. I was having the same problem with the noise when the car is in neutral. My car only has 70,000 miles. I changed the transmission gear oil, the old stuff that came out was nasty as hell, so I put in Valvoline Durablend; it fixed the problem no more noise.
27th Feb 2009, 16:55
To the person who said that the Sportronic transmission is not reliable, it is very much. I have a 2000 Eclipse GT, and the car has 138,000 miles on it and I romp on it pretty good, and that transmission is the best I have had. I have driven automatics, and have had 3 other stick shift cars, and this is by far the strongest, funnest one I have had, but my car is now ticking for some reason and I can't figure out why, any help???
24th Mar 2009, 18:01
I bought my first 2009 Eclipse exactly 21 days ago. It may be my last! I was very impressed with the car until I noticed that I am having clear coat problems. I have owned many cars, especially Pontiacs and never had any issues. I brought the car in this evening and now waiting to hear what the next step is. I can't believe the car may need to be painted - who knows. Unhappy about this. I would rethink buying a Mitsubishi.
29th Sep 2009, 10:03
I am 20 yrs old and drive a 2000 GT auto with sport tronic. My car is very reliable.. I bought it with 94k, and now it has 121k. I have had no problems at all except other people hitting me. If you think these cars are slow or not manufactured right, you're wrong. These were made for perfection and the stats are decent.
11th Oct 2009, 19:18
I'm 17 and own a 2000 GT. I'm looking to buy cold air intake, but my friend said I'd be better off with buying an upgraded clutch because he says mine slips... any suggestions on engine upgrades, basically anything to make it faster email me: email@example.com.
31st Oct 2009, 18:10
I just installed a new battery in a 2000 Eclipse GT. It will not start and doesn't acknowledge any power as no lights will come on. The battery has a good charge. Any suggestions?
8th Mar 2010, 23:35
Your battery only starts your car; your alternator holds and maintains the charge. Have it tested, it will ruin a new battery. Could be fuses too.
27th Apr 2010, 08:16
I bought an 03 GTS a month and a half ago, and my clutch I already knew was a little soft and so I thought I had more time.. But I burned it out, does anyone have any suggestions on good aftermarket clutch kits and flywheels for one? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
23rd Nov 2013, 19:00
I bought my 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder convertible (automatic/sportronic trans) brand new, fully loaded, with 9 miles on it from the dealership in Shreveport, Louisiana. It's now 2013 and I can HONESTLY say that it is the most reliable, resilient car I have ever owned.
I'm a female, and while I'm decently handy and independent, I do fit into (sorry, ladies) the "female driver" stereotype in most instances. I don't baby my car, but also don't "rag" on it, so yes I'm boring - I drive it within *most* state laws. I hate admitting some of this, but I'm being honest: I never get the oil changed on time. I don't get regular check ups. I have never had a tune-up or brake replacement or transmission flush... You get the picture.
My point is, 8 years after owning this car, I have less than 60k miles on it (from a small town - live in Dallas now, but still don't drive far, but do drive every day) and the only thing I've EVER had to replace other than collision damage was a fuse about a month ago, and the alternator and battery as a result of the alternator draining it. But, I'm pretty sure that after 8 years of use and always having devices plugged in and in use, these are normal things to replace.
Now, I'm not trying to paint a "perfect" picture of this vehicle, as it does have its clicks and ticks. Not sure if they are from age, minor collisions, or both, but: I do get the wheel vibration when braking (even gradually) from speeds over 55 or so; When driving very slow/turning at slow speeds (like in a residential neighborhood) there are typically very noticeable "rattle" or "knocking" or "grinding" sounds... But they don't affect the drivability or performance. Never has overheated, stalled out, smoked, rusted, bent rims... You get it. Just wanted to share my two cents worth. Hope it helps someone!