1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Some automobiles strive to disguise their performance with a conservative appearance to appeal to a larger market. Others brag about their accomplishments as if they were a badge of honor. Take, for example, the 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T. Its posture is so forceful, its lines are so sleek, and its face is so predatory that it seems like it’s driving a hundred miles per hour while it’s parked in the driveway. The Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-performance T’s backs up its appearance. A 210-horsepower turbocharged engine propels it forward like a slingshot. It outperforms the Honda Prelude and Acura Integra GS-R in terms of acceleration. It quickly reaches a hundred and continues.
Overview of the 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse:
- Eclipse RS: Base model with a 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Chrysler 420a engine producing 140 horsepower (104 kW) and 130 lb-ft (176 Nm).
- Eclipse GS: An equipment-upgraded variant with a 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Chrysler 420A engine producing 140 horsepower (104 kW) and 130 lb-ft (176 Nm). The European GS featured a naturally aspirated DOHC 16 valve 4G63 engine that produced 150 HP.
- Eclipse GS-T: Improved variant with a 210 horsepower (157 kW) and 214 lb-ft (290 Nm) turbocharged and intercooled 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Mitsubishi 4G63 engine.
- Eclipse GSX: AWD variant powered by a turbocharged and intercooled 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Mitsubishi 4G63 engine producing 210 horsepower (157 kW) and 214 lb-ft (290 Nm) of torque.
Performance and Fuel Economy
All of the engines are four-cylinder gasoline engines. Cast iron blocks with aluminum cylinder heads are used in all of them. The balancing shafts are retained in the 4G63/4G64 engines for smoother running, but the 420a does not. In place of the earlier Mitsubishi TD04-13G (automatic vehicles) and TD05-14B turbo engines, the 1995–1999 turbo engines received an enhanced compression ratio of 8.5:1, up from 7.8:1, and a smaller turbo, a Garrett T25 set to 12 psi (manual cars). This was done to reduce turbo lag, which was a detriment to mass-market appeal in the United States.
Design, Comfort, and Quality
The 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse is a pleasant coupe. However, headroom is restricted, so drivers over six feet tall may find it a little cramped. Some drivers find the cockpit-style footwell to be uncomfortably close to their feet. Others like the jet fighter interior design school. The switchgear is canted toward the driver, and the Eclipse has a great set of easy-to-read instruments. The wrinkled leather seats are stylish as well as comfy. However, we like the GS-beautiful T’s fabric that comes standard. The large rear spoiler hinders rearward visibility, especially noticeable while backing up at night. It’s better upfront, but the gun-turret windshield lacks the panoramic perspective featured in the Honda Prelude. However, the payback for the tight quarters is significant in performance.
Safety Features of the Vehicle
Driver and front-passenger airbags were standard on all 2G Eclipse models, as were side-guard door beams, front and rear body structure crumple zones, five mph energy-absorbing bumpers, safety-cage body construction, four-wheel disc brakes (except the RS), three-point ELR/ALR lap/shoulder safety belts (with ELR only for the driver), and height-adjustable front shoulder belts. Anti-lock brakes were available on all models (except for RS).
- Height: 49.8 in
- Length: 172.4 in
- Width: 68.3 in
- Curb weight: 2,855 lbs
- Passenger volume: 79.1 ft3
- Trunk volume: N/A
Engine type: 140 hp @ 6000 rpm, Inline 4, 2.0 l
Vehicle type: N/A
Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 15.9 gal
C/D TEST RESULTS:
- Zero to 130 mph: 77.7 sec
- Zero to 100 mph: 26.1 sec
- Zero to 60 mph: 9.4 sec
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1999 Factory Service Manual
There are comprehensive repair manuals available for the MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1999, covering every aspect of the vehicle’s operation and maintenance.
- General information
- Intake and exhaust
- Emission control
- Manual transaxle
- Automatic transaxle
- Propeller shaft
- Front axle
- Wheel and tire
- Power plant mount
- Front suspension
- Electronic control suspension
- Rear suspension
- Service brakes
- Parking brakes
- 4Wheel steering system (4ws)
- Air conditioner
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Repair Manual is intended for technicians and auto dealers that work on MITSUBISHI cars. The owner may be certain that any automobile maintenance or repairs will be conducted precisely and efficiently on their car if they use these service manuals.
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1999 — Owner’s Manual
The buyers received a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owners Manual, including all the vehicle’s vital information for future operation and maintenance.
- Instruments and controls
- Pre-driving checks and adjustments
- Starting and driving
- Appearance and care
- Maintenance and do-it-yourself
- Technical and consumer information
One of the purposes of writing the owner’s manual was to address the demands of vehicle enthusiasts, among other things. In addition, it will provide them with guidance on when and how to make use of the numerous features and capabilities accessible to them in their automobiles.