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Mitsubishi Galant



  • sortiz1130sortiz1130 Posts: 1
    I'm in the market for my first car. Someone is selling a 94 Galant LS w/ 140K miles on it. I know, that's a lot. It will only cost me 2 grand.
    I'm getting mixed reviews from people. One side - Too many miles.....Other side - It's your first car, just for practice...
    It has power everything, sunroof, ABS, dual airbags..Any advice is appreciated!!
  • vac23vac23 Posts: 118
    It sounds like you are missing the brackets that goes with it. There should be a total of 3 parts-the bar itself & the brackets (left & right) They aren't sold together as a set. The only other thing you'll need to get from the auto parts store are the nuts (I forgot what size they were) but you'll need 2 on each side to hold down the bar to the brackets. The part # for the brackets are MR468851 & MR468852
  • ultratechultratech Posts: 117
    Hi people, haven't been here for a long time, so for those interested here is an update of my 2k galant:

    -I bought my 2k silver 4cyl galant Dec of 1999
    -10,000 miles on it ( I know it's very little for a 1.5 yr car)
    -getting 24 mpg on 89 octane
    -Still accelerates like new and drives like new ( smells like new too LOL! )

    -Did 2 oil changes so far , had the steering wheel recall taken care of 6 months ago, and will be doing the transmission recall next week.

    Still nothing breaking apart and nothing to complain about.
    The paint still looks sparkling , cloth looks new still ( btw, my back seats were used like 15 times only )

    That's all for now, and hope my car will give me 2 or 3 more years of trouble free performance.
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,225
    While it sounds like a very nice car, you need to be prepared for expensive repairs. If/when something breaks you can easily exceed what you are paying for the car. I've always run my vehicles close to 200K miles without spending much on repairs, but you always need to be prepared for something expensive.

    It comes down to this: If you only have $2,000 and don't have much cash to spend on repairs you should buy something cheaper to maintain/operate. All those power options are nice until they break. Anytime you buy a used car with high miles, you've got to be prepared to drop $1000 or more on repairs just in case.
  • houdinigalhoudinigal Posts: 1
    I am having a huge problem deciding. My 1997 Acura Integra was stolen and stripped down to bare bones and I am now in the market for a replacement. Decided my "sporty" days are over and am in to "luxury". The Galant ES V6 has impressed me but the Accord also is tempting. Since I got such a great payoff on my Acura, I am acutely aware of resale value and the Galant seems to trail the Accord here. But maybe the price difference would make it a wash. Can anyone give me an idea of how they have fared with resale? Also, reliability has rated lower on the Galant than the Accord. I'm worried that the Galant might end up in the shop too much. I had not one day of problems with my Acura so I'm spoiled. Comments about either the Galant or the Accord would be greatly appreciated. I need to make a decision in the next 2 days.....aaarrgghhhhh!
  • blf2blf2 Posts: 38
    the Galant LS if you can find one. We had an Accord a few years back & it was a great car, trouble free and held onto its' value well. We currently have a Galant GTZ, and it's been great. The reason I'd look for an LS, if it's still in your price range, is that you stated you want luxury now, and the LS (along with the GTZ) has leather seating, Infinity sound system, side air bags, alloy wheels included in the LS package. I test drove an ES4cyl, a ESV6, and the GTZ, The GTZ had a more solid feel about it, not sure why, but it was quieter, and w/ the leather also has a more "upscale" look. If you could get a V6Honda w/ leather & primo sound system for the same as the LS, I'd take the Honda, but if you can find the LS for about 1500 less, I'd take the Galant, plus the Galant looks better In my opinion. Either car would be a good choice, if you have a good local dealer, that could sway the choice too! Good luck!
  • 4u24u2 Posts: 17
    When I was in the market to buy a new car I chose the Galant for a number of reasons. I live in a metropolitan city where car theft is rampant. The Accord is one of the top stolen cars. Moreover, it didn't offer an engine immobilizer. The Galant offers an engine immobilizer where the engine will not start unless with a key that transmits a signal to a computer. Also, I have over 10K miles in my 2001 Galant ES V6, and have not encountered any problems. Last night, another friend just complemented me on the car!! Tell us what you decide.
  • tallgaltallgal Posts: 14
    I am so glad I read your comment about the timing belt! I had mine replaced a couple of weeks ago, and have been going back and forth with my mechanic ever since! It is still off, I can tell. It vibrates, and while excelerating, jumps to 3-4000 rpm's . It is driving me nuts! I will insist that someone else look at it. I thought it had to be the timing belt, but now I know, thanks to you, it is probably the balance belt.
    As far as your question about the antenna.... I don't think they make a rubber one for the 94. I paid $78 for a new antenna and installed it. You will need help though, as one person needs to turn on the car, while the other pulls the antenna all the way out. Then plug in the new one.
  • truckdude1truckdude1 Posts: 88
    Hi is a 1999-2000 galant with 50000 miles still dependable? we hear the rental places sell them generally cheap, our friend has a 95'ES with 79,663 miles and he had to put in some money, but its noisy and the 4cyl is slow? do any of you know anything on the new ones, how fast it is or reliablilty? will the 4 cyl suite two or three people on the freeway at 85?..Well Respond ASAP.thanks
  • drobinson19drobinson19 Posts: 11
    The 99-2000 model Galants are much better than the older models. The new 4 cylinders are much quieter and improved over the pre-99 models and a little more powerful. The interior is much nicer, the outside styling is much improved, and overall ride and handling in vastly improved. If you are worried about speed then look for an ES V6. Quieter more powerful engine, better 4 wheel disc brake setup, 16 in. rims, and a few other features over an ES 4 cylinder. For just a little more. Its probably the best bargain in the bunch. I bought an 01 LS V6 3 and 1/2 months ago. It has 3200 miles on it. I have had no problems and absolutely love it. I would recommend the Galant to anyone.
  • cajun626cajun626 Posts: 54
    The first shop also had the WRONG non-Mitsu timing belt on the car. Your shop will probably swear to you that all marks are lined up like mine did (apparently the balance belt can be off even with marks lined up). Demand your money back and take it to a dealer. Thanks for the advice on the antenna, but I decided to just pull the plug to the ant. motor. Radio works fine (ant. is stuck 1/2 up), grinding noise is gone and I'm too cheap to pay $78.
  • joyceshyjoyceshy Posts: 1
    I found a Galant at dealership. It is a 97' DE, Auto, 33k miles for $7,500 with factory warranty.
    I am worried a lot about the recall of it . Is it reliable and worth of the price? Thanx
  • y21azy21az Posts: 3
    hey guys well its been about 3months and I still love this car. Runs very smoothly and the only thing wrong is that the antenna doesnt work well. The radio stations hardly come in.
    What do you guys think i need to do about that?
  • bobbyp66bobbyp66 Posts: 1
    My 2k Galant ES has been a great car but has one little annoyance and I am told by the dealer "they are all that way" but would like to get some feedback. The thing is: with the HVAC set in the "floor" mode, you continue to get a lot of air directed to the defrost vents. I notice it most when the weather is cold and I am trying to warm my feet but don't want the hot air blasting me in the face. You can easily check it by selecting the floor mode and putting the fan on 3 or 4 and checking the flow through the defrost vents. As I said, mine is fairly strong. Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Other than that a great car, but I will say the "noise, vibration, harshness" level is a little higher than some other comparable cars in terms of ride quality. A lot of that probably comes from the tires.
  • tallgaltallgal Posts: 14
    thanks for the advice on the timing belt, once again. You are right... the mechanic (family friend for 20 years) says everything matches up perfectly. Said he also checked the balance belt, and "all is well" there. I know they were MITS. timing and adjuster belts, along w/ the tentioner, I picked them up at the dealership. TODAY...GET THIS!!! He said that my TRANNY is going out! NO WAY! 63k miles, and WELL taken care of?!! I made an appt. with the dealership, explained what was happening, and the dealers mechanic said he thinks I have been right all along, that someone screwed up something w/ the belts. The day I picked it up after the belts were replaced, I started the car, and knew something was wrong! This is when I hate been a woman- dealing w/ mechanics!Thanks again for all of your help. Glad to know that you still get music at "half staff" ha! I hate those expensive antennas too. I said I would only replace one once! Thanks and let's stay in touch!
  • ern35ern35 Posts: 11
    Your comment about your tranny going sounds all too familiar to me. I have a '95 ES and mine went at 52,000 mi. I too take care of my car, all the regular maintenance, etc. and still had problems with it. Unfortunately, this seems to be a common problem with the Galants. So far, knock on wood, the new one seems to be ok, but I can tell you I will never buy another Mitsubishi!
  • cbnearlacbnearla Posts: 28
    I have a 2K ES-V6. Yes, some of the air is diverted to the defrost as you describe. I seem to remember seeing that mentioned in the manual, as being normal, but my memory could be faulty :). Since I live in So.Cal I've never had to turn the heat up at such high fan speeds to be bothered by hot air in the face, though I can see where that could be annoying in colder climates. I agree that, compared to the way other cars HVAC operates, this seems like a malfunction, but it doesn't bother me enough to complain to the dealer about it.

    As to the NVH issue, yeah, there's probably more road noise in the cabin than some of the competition, but our cars cost less. Fair trade-off to me. I did replace the horrible Goodyear Eagle LS tires with Bridgestone Potenza RE-930's at about 100 miles. Handling improved, and road noise seemed a little less with the Bridgestones.
  • tallgaltallgal Posts: 14
    I had the car driven this weekend by a friend/Mitsubishi mechanic. He said that a lot of people have been told their trannies are going, when it is actually their "in clutch", which, when bad, causes slippage in fourth gear shifting only. Part is $300, labor is $400. You may have been taken to the cleaners? Who knows! Anyway..he says the timing belt is still off in my 94, and the tranny is fine. We shall see. I am just so tired of getting the run-around! I am looking at the new Subaru's now. The Legagy GT LTD sedan. Much safer, more horsepower, great resale, no recalls!
  • mattbartmattbart Posts: 12
    Hi guys, just bought a 2000 Galant ES with 16k miles. I've skimmed the last 50 posts or so, trying to catch up. I've noticed many people recommending frequent tranny fluid/filter changes because of tranny problems around 100k miles. With the driving I do, 100k is only about 2 years away, and I'm wondering if any of you have had experience with these tranny problems. What symptoms have you had and what have replacements/rebuilts cost you? Thanks!
  • joathletejoathlete Posts: 25
    Hello gallant owners,

    I have a blk 99ES with 16k on it and its been great.

    One problem I've been having a leak on rainy days around the sunroof area

    its actually on the inside area on front of the dome lights. on rainy days after a while when I'm driving and hit the brakes water flows down onto my gear-shift area

    has anyone had this problem. had the sunroof replaced and its raining in NC this morning and I noticed my gear shift stick was wet when I drove this morning. Some info would be helpful.
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