Bought a 2000 Eclipse GT used with 65,000 miles, now have 125,000 with no mechanical problems other than routine maintenance. This car has been extremely reliable, plus I love the sporty performance a...
Bought a 2000 Eclipse GT used with 65,000 miles, now have 125,000 with no mechanical problems other than routine maintenance. This car has been extremely reliable, plus I love the sporty performance and styling. After 10 years, the car is starting to show some interior wear and tear but nothing too bad for it's age.
If you're in the market for a sporty, reliable, fun, yet affordable car with good gas mileage, then this may be your ticket.
I have the 4 cylinder 2.4L and like several things about it better than the V-6:
- more room in the engine bay makes it very easy to work on at home
- better gas mileage. I get about 28 in town, 34 on hwy, or about 30-32 in my typical mixed driving.
- the lighter weight of the 4 cyl actually allows for more optimal (closer to 50/50) weight distribution and better handling.
great value, very reliable, great gas mileage, very good performance and handling, excellent feel from the manual transmission, fun to drive, good looking car. Good interior room (except the back seat). And most surprising was that it does incredibly well in snow - I live in Colorado, just using standard all-season tires, and get through any snow as long as I'm not pushing deep snow with the front bumper!
noisy on the highway, back seat is cramped for all but children, back hatch hard to open and gas struts have lost some of their charge so they won't hold open in winter, AC is starting to get a little weak. Again though, this is typical stuff to expect on a 10 yr old car.
Buy this car, you won't regret it!