1999 MITSUBISHI 3000GT
The 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT was the second of four behemoth Japanese super-coupes produced by Mitsubishi. The Nissan 300ZX was the first vehicle to be introduced to the public in 1990, followed by the Mitsubishi in 1992 and the Mazda RX-7 Twin Turbo not far after. One year later, Toyota released the monstrous Supra twin-turbo, which had a performance that completely obliterated everything that had come before it. To put these vehicles into context, the Toyota was the most rapid, while the Mitsubishi was the most comfortable GT and the costliest.
The 1999 MITSUBISHI 3000GT is offered in 3 trim levels:
Performance and Fuel Economy
The engine in the basic model of the 3000GT generates a meager 161 horsepower and 185 foot-pounds of torque, which is scarcely more than the engine in the base model of the Eclipse. This engine output does not thrill buyers searching for a vehicle with dynamic performance. The SL is propelled forward by a twin-cam 3.0-liter V6 engine, which can deliver 222 horsepower to the car’s front wheels. It takes the SL 8.5 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour, which is a reasonably sluggish time considering the bulk of the 3000GT, but the SL excels in the areas of braking and handling. Additionally, the SL comes standard with leather upholstery, antilock brakes, and a power sunroof, all of which contribute to the SL’s overall allure and help to make it a very desirable option.
The 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT is a low-slung automobile with a low roof and seats near the floor. It also has a low ground clearance. Due to the length of the doors, maneuvering in confined parking lots takes extra caution.
Passenger Seating, Cargo, and Comfort
The front bucket seats have a high back and can be adjusted in seven ways. Even for people of average height, there is not much space for the head in the front passenger seats. There is not a lot of space available for passengers in the back seats. It is recommended to fold the rear seatbacks and utilize the compartment for baggage; a big lip prevents items from sliding forward when the back seats are folded down. This results in a significant increase in the amount of cargo space available beneath the hatch, which is now 11.1 cubic feet.
A single arching binnacle supports three separate gauges: a big speedometer, a tachometer, and a fuel gauge. The engine temperature, oil pressure, and turbo boost gauges are contained inside three pods on the right side of the instrument cluster. These pods are reminiscent of those seen in the Nissan 240Z. The controls for the automatic temperature control and the audio system, which is a Mitsubishi/Infinity combination and includes a CD player and separate controls on the steering wheel, are located below them. The seat, pedals, steering wheel, and 6-speed shift lever are all conveniently located for driving, and there is a dead pedal for the left foot to use as a brace. The hood has some curves, which makes it more intriguing to look over. When seen from behind, the large wing that frames the view creates certain blind spots caused by the broad B-pillars.
When the driver presses the gas pedal, the Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 surges forward so that very few other automobiles will be able to equal it. The installation of two turbochargers on the V6 allows for quick boost and acceleration over 2500 rpm, and this thrust remains constant up to the rpm limit. Because the all-wheel-drive system provides so much traction, it is physically impossible to spin the tires in preparation for a dry pavement drag racing start. As a result, dexterity with the clutch and the throttle pedal is necessary to make swift escapes.
- Height: 49.1 in
- Length: 180.7 in
- Width: 72.4 in
- Curb weight: 3,131 lbs
Engine type: Gas V6, 3.0 L
Fuel tank: 19.8 g
1999 MITSUBISHI 3000GT Factory Service Manual
- Safety Restraints
- Before Driving
- Starting and Operating
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Customer Assistance
The service manuals for the 1999 MITSUBISHI 3000GT are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s service and repair
1999 MITSUBISHI 3000GT — Owner’s Manual
When consumers purchase a 1999 MITSUBISHI 3000GT, they get an owner’s manual containing all the required information for future maintenance, vehicle operation, and features
- Important Safety Instructions
- Maintenance Record
While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the MITSUBISHI 3000GT provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.
1999 MITSUBISHI 3000GT Price
The 1999 MITSUBISHI 3000GT can be bought for:
- Base: $26,370 or €25336
- SL: $33,400 or €32091
- VR-4: $44,600 or €42852
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