Used 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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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.

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vehicle overview

Since 1990, the Eclipse has been giving budget-minded enthusiasts style and performance at bargain prices. 1997's redesign of the Eclipse improved on this great idea.The RS, GS and GS-T have front-wheel drive, but different engines. A twin-cam Chrysler motor powers the RS and GS, while the GS-T gets a potent turbo version of a Mitsubishi 2.0-liter engine. The top-of-the-line GSX gets the Mitsubishi powerplant and an all-wheel drive system that's ideal for less hospitable climates.

Prices have crept up a bit and the Eclipse faces stiffer competition in the sport coupe class than it did when it was first introduced in 1990. Still, with all-wheel drive, good looks and fantastic performance, the Eclipse is worth consideration.

Although prices have risen for 1999, the standard equipment list has also grown. New items include white-face instrumentation (standard on the GS-T and GSX and available on the GS as part of the Sports Value Package), AM/FM/CD player (RS), power glass sunroof (GS-T), security system with keyless entry (GS-T), antilock brakes (GSX), limited slip rear differential (GSX), and a black leather interior selection. Available with the GS trim level is a new Sports Value Package that includes 16-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, chrome exhaust tip, A/C, AM/FM/cassette with separate CD player, leather front seats, power door locks/windows, cruise control, security system with remote keyless entry and white-faced instrumentation.

To our eyes, the Eclipse is stylistically pleasing. The tail is tidy and the roof is painted the same color as the rest of the car. Dual airbags are standard on this sleek sportster, but antilock brakes are optional on all models except the GSX. The interior is a nice place to spend time, with a sloped dashboard that sweeps in front of the driver and between the seats, putting all controls within easy reach.

Shop carefully for a sport coupe and definitely consider the Eclipse, but test how it competes against other cars in its class, especially the Honda Prelude.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Great first car!
lawrence, 8/27/2010
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!
Love this car!
Frank, 4/24/2009
I bought this used car in 2001 with 20k mileages. I drove it for almost 8 years without major problem. The several minor problems: Remote Locker on the left door not work well, sometime would not unlock or lock. I had 1 accident due to rain wet road, crashed the left tire and front bumper after slipped into the shoulder of road. Fixed and runs good. Right now it is 74k and still runs good. I would want to keep it until 200k but due to my wife can't drive 5 speed manual so I have to give it up.
Buy It New or Don't Buy It
catt, 10/5/2006
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.
You Go Girl...With Your Bad Self!!
Starlady, 3/18/2002
I bought this car brand new from the lot, no mileage. I 've had no problem with it. I love to take it on the road, I gone 100mph without even realizing the speed. It will get you there in no time! I wouldn't trade it for anything. This is a car I will forver keep and drive. Tge gas mileage is excellent. It is a five speed ....and drives good. No major problem. I change the oil, and rotate and balance the tires regularly.
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 30 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
140 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 30 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
140 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver1 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    0

More about the 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Used 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview

The Used 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include RS 2dr Hatchback, GS 2dr Hatchback, GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD, and GS-T Turbo 2dr Hatchback.

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