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Mitsubishi 3000GT Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 320 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Eye-catching styling, Available AWD performance, standard antilock brakes.

  • Cons

    Muddled interior and high price.

  • What's New for 1998

    SL and VR-4 models get a standard power sunroof this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great machine

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT

Mits came up with a solid winner with this car. Even though it is a little heavy with AWD and all wheel steering, acceleration is fierce at 5.3 sec/>60 mph. The VR-4 is well built and very dependable. I bought mine new and has 71,000 miles now. Although the car is expensive, you get more than you paid for. Even in wet weather, the car never fish tails or slips its tracking around corners, thanks to AW steering. Yes, the rear wheels turn up to 15 degrees in proportion to the front wheels steering. The 320 HP rating can be increased relatively cheaply w/intake and exhaust mods to 400 HP!

1997 mitsubishi 3000gt

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT

I've had this car for about 8 years and counting. Starting with the bad experience, I had to replace my tranny twice. Other than that, the car is great. I raced against a 2000 viper and won among other races. With the radio controls on my steering wheel, I never take my eyes off the road. It feels comfortable on the road. It pulls real hard on the take off when the pedal is to the metal. The interior is nice. I've recently upgraded the turbo, carbon fiber hood and light weight fly wheel. This car is a monster.

My car

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT

I have very few problems with this car. It handles great on street and highway driving. It gets the ladies. It is very fun to modify if you like to do that. It has a very nice layout for the dash and gauges.

Lightning on four wheels

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT

I bought my '97 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4, in black on black, brand new with seven miles on it, when I drove it off the lot. This car, even with AWD and all wheel steering, topping the scale at 4,000 lbs, still whoops some serious booty. I disconnected the oxygen sensor and added a free breather filter. Now it routinely outruns Cobras, Vettes and 911s. I don't know how much HP this trick added, but it must be significant. The rest of the car is entirely stock, except for air horns, which I added.

Love my vr4!

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT

The most beautiful and practical sports car on the planet for under 25K!

Media undgerdog

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT

With the exception of it's introductory of the 1991 model, the 3000GT VR4 has been the media's red haired step child to it's very end in 1999. Unfair to say the least. There has never been a sports car that allows the most street performance for the non-professional driver. Bottom line, many high performance cars put up incredible numbers at the track and magazine articles, but none allow the common driver to actually make use of it on the street (not necessarily breaking the law, either.)

Full 1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT Review

What's New for 1998

SL and VR-4 models get a standard power sunroof this year.

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Gas Mileage


  • 16
  • cty
  • 22
  • highway
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