1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review | Edmunds.com

1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sleek styling, comfortable front seats, great cargo space.

  • Cons

    Back seats are for small pets only. Base engine does not live up to the impression given by the car's looks.

  • What's New for 1999

    The 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse gets a host of new standard equipment, and there is a new Sports Value Option Package for buyers of the GS.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 30
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Great first car!

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Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

For the two years which I've had my car its been great, especially because it has hardly cost me much on repairs. With 18" rims the look is great and sporty, and a loud exhaust to top it off, love the way it turns heads, it's been a great first car and hope to keep it till it dies out!




The perfect first car!

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Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

This was my first car and it was wonderful! I bought it in 2002 and it ran well for about 7 years without any major issues. The timing belt went but it's likely on all eclipses. It rides well and is very sporty looking. I'd recommend this car to anyone.




Fun to drive

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Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

I got the car over a year ago with around 40K on it. I decided to put a kit on it and some black HS rims. I hit a curb doing like 15 mph and the car was like totaled. The entire bumper, gone. It was too low to the ground. The impact cracked both of my custom fenders. About two weeks later the exterior door handle fell off. About a week later my battery died. Week later someone scraped my entire left fender on the left side. The brakes and wheels started squeaking about a month later. I was ready to total my expensive investment by doing 100 into a wall. However things began to look up with my brother being a car mechanic. I haven't had any mechanical issues. Fun to drive.




Fun first car

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Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

This is my first car, and it is a lot of fun to drive. I haven't really driven any other cars as much as i have driven this one so i cant really compare it to much else. So far I have put about 5,000 miles on it and I have to say it's a great car. It accelerates pretty well for the 2.0 liter non turbo engine and it handles very well. It can corner at some pretty high speeds. :)




It's been real

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Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

I'm soon turning in the Eclipse for something bigger because I'm 6' 4". Other than that, I've owned the car for two years, and I haven't really had any major problems. The only problems I've had is having to change a couple of belts, and the alternator went. In two years of ownership, only about $800 in repairs, which isn't bad for a vehicle with 75K miles.




Buy it new or don't

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Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

This car was one of the worst investments I've ever made. It's cute and fun to drive, but it has consistently fallen apart on me. I've even had the door locks fixed three times - they keep falling into the door. My trunk hasn't ever opened and my horn only works sometimes. Little things that shouldn't break on a car seem to always break on my car. I can't wait to sell it.



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Full 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review

What's New for 1999

The 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse gets a host of new standard equipment, and there is a new Sports Value Option Package for buyers of the GS.

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Talk About The 1999 Eclipse

1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Discussions See all Started By

sarav
sarav
03-24-2005
Your comment was really valuable. I have some questions on them. You say a new 2005 eclipse GT can be bought for around $16500 - I checked carsdirect.com and the price (with auto transmission) after d...


2007eclipse
2007eclipse
04-26-2007
I can't believe how many people complain on here about the styling and features on the new Eclipse. I just bought the 2007 GS Eclipse in Sunset Pearl, and I love the car! They have really loaded up t...


2007eclipse
2007eclipse
04-26-2007
"Zek" I actually just sold my 1999 Eclipse RS with about 88k that I owned for 7 years. To be honest with you I think the eclipse is a great car and it didn't cost me very much to maintain...



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