Used 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T

1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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.

1999 Highlights

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.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Best vehicle you will find for the money
ACspeed,01/28/2003
If you like speed and you like having one of the best looking cars on the road then you have to get yourself this car. If your gonna buy an eclipse you have to get a turbo (I repeat) Make sure you get a turbo. puts some 17's on it and an exaust and get a blow off valve for the turbo you'll be the envy of every high school kid in town. all this = you being cool
The best car i have own !!!
Danny Boy,02/04/2003
All around good car but the engine is by far the best thing.
Fun
Jeremy/Nfhswhitevoy,07/22/2004
when i first got this car i was like yeah this is alsome. But as time went on i started havin to many breakdowns. it only cost a grand to get it back in perfect shape. now thats it's goin good its the best car i have ever had.
bad ass car..
Blood,03/04/2002
nice car for upgrades..if you want all-out speed and excellent handling, this is the car.. i've got flowmaster exhaust/tips and greddy turbo and intercooler with a few extra little things (..) and i've gotten up and over 200mph more times than i care to remember. although i wish i had gotten leather, the cloth seats are still quite comfortable. and the cockpit-like inside is interesting but fun once you get used to it. overall the best car i've ever owned..
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Features & Specs

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

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Should I lease or buy a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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