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Vehicle 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2dr Conv Spyder GT Manual 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2dr Conv Manual (CA/NY/MA/CT)
General
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Vehicle Eclipse Spyder Cabrio
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.9 66.7
Battery
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F 525 n/a
Maximum Capacity (amps) 90 70
Brake System
ABS System n/a N/A
Brakes Front Yes Yes
Brakes Rear Yes n/a
Drum n/a Yes
Drum Diam x Width (in) n/a 7.9 x - TBD -
Rear disc brake rotor diameter x thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - n/a
Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Type of Brakes Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Drive Train
Displacement (CC) 3.0L 2.0L/121
EPA Fuel Economy Est (MPG) 20 24
Final Drive Ratio 3.74 3.67
Fuel Capacity (gal) 16.4 14.5
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5500 115 @ 5400
Hwy EPA Fuel Economy Estimate (MPG) 27 31
Torque @ RPM 205 @ 4000 122 @ 3200
Total System Capacity (qts) n/a 6.7
Transmission Speeds 5 5
Transmission Type Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Type of Engine Gas V6 Gas I4
Exterior
Base Curb Weight (lb) 3241 2771
Overall Length (in) 175.4 160.4
Overall Width (in) 52.8 56.0
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 97.4
Interior - Cargo - Carrying
Trunk Volume (cu ft) n/a 7.8
Interior - Passengers
Headroom front (in) 39.4 38.7
Hip room front (in) 51.9 n/a
Leg room front (in) 42.3 42.3
Passenger Volume 75.1 81.9
Seating capacity - Standard 4 4
Second seat head room (in) 34.5 36.6
Second seat hip room (in) 41.5 n/a
Second seat leg room (in) 29.4 31.1
Second seat shoulder room (in) 42.2 46.5
Shoulder room front (in) 52.2 54.1
Suspension
Front suspension w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Ground Clearance (in) 6.4 4.4
Rear stabilizer bar diameter (in) 0.75 n/a
Rear Suspension Ind. Multi-link Torsion-Beam
Rear suspension type line 2 w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter (in) 0.67 0.79
Track Front 59.4 57.6
Track Rear 59.4 56.2
Tires and Wheels
Rear tire size P215/50VR17 P195/60R14
Rear wheel size (in) 17 x 6.5 14 x 6
Rear wheel type Aluminum Steel
Spare wheel size (in) Compact n/a
Spare wheel type Steel n/a
Towing
Dead Weight Hitch-Max. Tongue Load N/A N/A
Tow Capacity Standard N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch (lb) N/A N/A
Wt. Distributing Hitch-Max. Tongue Load N/A N/A
Turning Radius
Lock to Lock Turns 2.80 3.2
Steering Diameter Left 40.0 32.8
Steering Diameter Right 40.7 n/a






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