1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse User Reviews

1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 14 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"seat" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"turbo" 2 reviews

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Izet writes:
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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Very fun to drive and reliable

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I don't have any, the car is perfect for any ocassion

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Great Car — This car is very fun to drive, also very reliable never had problems with it in a hard Midwest winter or hot summer...If you want a gas saver with a decent power/reliability/stability and everything else this car is a way to go. I drove it thru half the Country without a problem! I also had a 2003 Eclipse GT 5 spd and i kind of like this generation better when it comes to look and handling. Also if getting these cars make sure you get a manual trans, because automatic is not even close to being fun as 5 speed in these cars, transmission in automatic is not very reliable and also it leaks performance wise...so manual is the way to go in the Eclipses :-))

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Zachary writes:
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4

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handling, speed, looks

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more care at older age

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Mitsubishi Eclipse, 99 — I love my little Mits Eclipse! Its fun to drive! I feel like a part of the car when i'm driving it. The only thing about it is that as they get older they require a massive amount of care to stay together and working. As long as you do that, they will treat you with the same care.

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Darksoldier writes:
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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4

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Great car when they run and drive

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When theres a problem with these cars its very hard to find out exactly whats going on.

Darksoldier
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Good Looking Fuel Saver — Love to cruise around in this car fun to drive because its a 5 speed gonna turbo it one day and build it but for now ill just drive it to save me some fuel instead of my big duramax.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Steve writes:
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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Speed Demon — Build Quality: Holding up great...never left me stranded... good running car and getting better Car Comparisons: I was wanting a mustang real bad. I got the eclipse cuz it was in good shape and a good deal. And its something i have not built yet. Performance: this car handles like a dream and is pretty quick for mostly stock. More Ab

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Nikhil writes:
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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5

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Handling, styling, acceleration

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Maintenance, parts costly, not so comfortable (back seats)

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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gs — Bought a 1999 in 2007, with 86K miles on it, so the engine feels slightly old in terms of acceleration. Acceleration drop is clearly noticeable when I load the cargo bay and trunk with luggage. When light, it handles great, especially when taking turns at higher speeds. Interior styling looks great, in spite of being fabric. Mine has a black exterior with the design of the 2g eclipse and it looks absolutely gorgeous when it's out of a car wash. After a few snow storms, not so much. My 5-speed (manual) gives me about 22 mpg city and about 31 mpg highway - awesome! Beware of maintenance costs though. Body shops tell me these kind of cars get damaged from the front and parts are quite expensive. I guess you sign up for it when you get a sports coupe! I would definitely recommend this car to a driving enthusiast. For racers, the GS is the non-turbo trim with about 120hp, so I would suggest the GS-T or the AWD GSX. If not, there's also a lot of information on how to turbo-charge the GS, but it looks like your pockets have to run deep and you will have a lot of reading to do for a DIY.

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1rv writes:
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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5

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Styling, Turbo Engine, Handling

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Backseat

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Good Fun! — For me the styling of the 97-99 Eclipse works really well. With the turbo engine and manual transmission it goes well. It's not that expensive to run but does require regular attention, which is not a surprise after 15 years. Things to watch out for: - Infinity door speakers seem to stop working - Rust on the front strut domes

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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yonniesimon writes:
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best car

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not a family car

yonniesimon
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My Favorite — its the car i have always wanted and i love it i could care less about the mileage i will always keep this car i would recommend the car to any one who is ready for fun and a adventure

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Karol writes:
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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Red Demon — the vehicle is pretty quick, fun to drive and love the fact that i finally have one but it eats gas like no other if you drive hard. the handleing compared to my last car is alot better... good car

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Derrick writes:
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Everything

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Nothing

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It's Amazing, If Its A Stick — Overall performance is amazing build quality- I rebuilt it by choice Appearance is amazing for 13 y/o, 1 small scratch, 1 door ding, and all new interior. Cost $4000 to buy, $2500 to rebuild, $40 a week in gas, Maintenance [none (After rebuild)] Fun factor...10 This car is one of the most hated on but best cars around even today, it is reliable and enjoyable.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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TurdFergusonCF writes:
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Absolutely beautiful car. Great deep engine tone. Awesome handling. Very comfortable up front. Great fuel mileage on the highway.

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Rear seat shouldn't exist. Leather gets very hot in the summer.

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Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Sleek, Yet Flawed By Raarules86

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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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