Used 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT


Used 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT

  • Eye-catching styling, AWD ability, antilock brakes standard on two trim levels.
  • Questionable performance, high price.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Vehicle overview

There are many competent sports cars on the market today. They combine blazing speed with deft handling and luxurious interiors. While they all compete within the same segment, most have a distinct flavor of their own. Unfortunately for Mitsubishi, the 3000GT is showing its age these days, and good looks will take you only so far. Available in three trim levels (Base, SL and VR-4), the 1999 3000GT sports a new style with its redesigned greenhouse and all-new front and rear styling appointments. Additionally, the VR-4 gets a spiffy rear spoiler, enhancing its grand touring sports car image.

The 3000GT base model's engine produces a measly 161 horsepower and 185 foot-pounds of torque (hardly more than the base Eclipse) which doesn't excite consumers shopping for a vehicle with lively performance.The SL is powered by a twin-cam 3.0-liter V6 that pumps an adequate 222 horsepower through the front wheels. With the 3000GT's mass, the SL gets up to 60 mph in a somewhat dawdling 8.5 seconds, but it shines brightly in the braking and cornering arenas. Additionally, the SL comes standard with leather seating, antilock brakes and a power sunroof, all of which conspire to make the SL quite appealing.

All-wheel drive, a twin-turbo V6 and gobs of torque characterize the 3000GT VR-4. The VR-4 offers blistering acceleration, but due to its hefty curb weight, suffers slight reductions in braking and cornering ability over the more subdued SL. While most snowbelt enthusiasts preferred the 3000GT VR-4 for its added practicality in the past, the SL may be all they need and more this year.

1999 Highlights

The 1999 3000GT sees some styling changes and a few choice pieces of standard equipment, including antilock brakes and a power sunroof for the SL. Last year for this once proud supercar.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT.

5 star reviews: 85%
4 star reviews: 15%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.8 stars based on 13 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • handling & steering
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • appearance
  • engine
  • maintenance & parts
  • driving experience
  • interior
  • fuel efficiency
  • value

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars, Great Car, why'd it end?!!

The 3000GT is an unbelievable car. I upgraded it to 380 hp! It still gives me shivers when I look at it or switch the ignition! It has a great design, but its kind of hard to fit in - I'm 6'2" . This is still its a great car and the best birthday gift I've ever gotten

4.625 out of 5 stars, 3000GT

the 3000GT has been around pretty long but the'99 model is cool (except for the crappy spoiler)if mitsubishi could just redesign the car with a better engine plus a lower price ,it would be better off.Mine has good performance but still needs more juice(for all you tune dudes out there please tune all your3000GT's cause theycan be damn slow

4.875 out of 5 stars, Amazing

If you can find one and afford it, get one.

4.75 out of 5 stars, Love this car!

If you're looking for a great twin turbo car that already has 320 hp, and isn't jacked up in prices like the Supras and RX-7's, this is your car. It will take an RX-7, Supra, and Z28's off of the line, hands down. Non-believer? A Supra and an RX-7 are faster at a track in the 1/4 mile, but AWD rules the street. There are only a few in the 10's, but honestly, are you going to mod your car to run 10's and throw $15,000 into it, me neither. Looks, speed, reliability, this has it all. Only thing I can complain about is Mitsubishi's service and some of the odd quirks that the car has, nothing big though.

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Features & Specs

VR-4 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD features & specs
VR-4 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD
MPG 16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 0
6-speed manual
320 hp @ 6000 rpm

SL 2dr Coupe features & specs
SL 2dr Coupe
MPG 17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
218 hp @ 6000 rpm

2dr Coupe features & specs
2dr Coupe
MPG 17 city / 22 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
161 hp @ 5500 rpm

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IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test

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How much should I pay for a 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT?

The least-expensive 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT is the 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT 2dr Coupe. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

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    What are the different models of Mitsubishi 3000GT?
    If you're interested in the Mitsubishi 3000GT, the next question is, which 3000GT model is right for you? 3000GT variants include VR-4 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD, SL 2dr Coupe, and 2dr Coupe. For a full list of 3000GT models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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    Used 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT Overview

    The Used 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT is offered in the following submodels: 3000GT Hatchback, 3000GT VR-4. Available styles include VR-4 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD, SL 2dr Coupe, and 2dr Coupe.

    What do people think of the 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 1999 3000GT 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 1999 3000GT.

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