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Mitsubishi Galant

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  • cracoviancracovian Posts: 337
    That's a lot of miles for only 15 months - you must really enjoy driving it :-) Have you kept track of your gas mileage? What are you averaging with that 3.8 liter? My 5.7l is getting a nice 25 MPG on the highway and ~10 in the city since I'm always in the hurry (plus I'm leasing it and have a short commute to my park'n'ride)...
  • Yeah almost 30k. Everyone I know is like damn!, but my previous job from 2/04-11/04 I was a district manager and i had 40 Stop&Shops all on Long Island plus 2 in Brooklyn and 3 in Queens so on any given day I could travel 100-150 miles. Since November I put on about 4000 miles. I tracked my mileage for the first 3 months I had the car, and I averaged 20.3 mpg. And I was paying about $1.99/gal. I haven't tracked the mpg since last April, but i will start again and see where it's at. I had my 30K mile service about a month ago and all is good and my brakes were at I think he said 60%. As much as I love the GTS when I had to pay $2.60/gal for 91/93 about a month ago I WAS LIKE DAMN! Also after a year with the car I agree with something you said a loooong time ago that this is not a "family" sedan, but a car for an unmarried guy with no kids who dared to be different. P.S. one thing I did notice last night was the on my cluster pod with the speedometer, tach, and fuel/temp gauge, the entire cluster lights up in the cool blue, so you can see all the info, but the circular ring of light around the gas/temp is out. The speedo and tach are o.k. Might be a fuse or loose wire. I'll take it in at 31.5K when my next scheduled maint. is due.
  • sean3sean3 Posts: 158
    I plugged my info in KBB and My Galant actually increased from over 2 months ago, with 2400 miles, not much but It didn't decrease, I ran into an article www.suntimes.com/output/auto/carnews-mit13.html and stated mitsus problem started with millions in loan default from deadbeats "hey a new car and I don't have to pay for it" and that mitsus problems are in no way build and reliability, in fact they are somewhat overbuilt...not sure what that means...that's a huge reason why sales went dwn when the nixed the 0-0-0 disaster..Daimler pulling out sure didn't help...Enterprise has 04 Galants (2) and '04 Camry's (13) in my area and there is a $1,500 difference between the two...IMO the Galant has much better styling and good looks than Accord or Camry, Altima,I like the looks of the edgy well defined Galant much better, All very worthy cars..Sean
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    I think all of us need to really consider what the "Kelly Blue Book" is. It is a guide only. As a matter of fact, most car dealers use the NADA guide and NOT the Kelly Blue Book. With used "previous Rentals '04's" (LSw/4 cyl) going for between 13 and 14K, I don't know how this can be considered "good news" for re :cry: sale by any stretch. Maybe Mitsu did cut back some in to fleets. but there are plenty of used '04's out there. GO FIGURE!!
  • cracoviancracovian Posts: 337
    I don't think there's any doubt that Mitsubishis have the worst resale value next to Isuzu or Daewoo. No book or guide will matter when you trade yours in or sell it to your neighbor. If I were to buy one today, I'd buy it and keep it until the wheels fall off - that's what I do with all my cars anyway. If you care for resale value then you should have gotten the Accord (unless you got your Galant new for $10K off MSRP like some people did)...
  • rjlaerorjlaero Posts: 659
    Although Carmax tends to be a bit on the high side, their prices are take it or leave it with no negotiations.

    Low mileage 03 GTZ's are being sold for as much as $17,000 in some markets. The cars were only about 25 grand new, and mitsu had a ton of incentives and rebates back in 2003. That's good news for Mitsu owners.

    http://www.carmax.com/dyn/searchengine/searchresults.asp?NewUsed=1&SearchType=0&CityMarket- =1&CityMarketLabel=Atlanta&Location=7104&LocationLabel=Norcross&HasCookie=true&PageType=1&- Make=MI&MakeLabel=Mitsubishi&Model=GALA&ModelLabel=Galant&Price=5&PriceLabel=Any+Price
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    Low mileage 03 GTZ's are being sold for as much as $17,000 in some markets. The cars were only about 25 grand new, and mitsu had a ton of incentives and rebates back in 2003. That's good news for Mitsu owners.

    No, it's only good news if you own a GTZ. Let's face it---these were sold in realitvily few numbers. The bulk of sales (for any given year) for Galants were always LS 4 cyl. The resale value of the GTZ's have no bearing on the other models.
  • rjlaerorjlaero Posts: 659
    I think we all know that a ton of cheapo 4 cyl base Galants were sent to rental markets. The point was more about the resale on Mitsu's as a whole and people saying that they're worse than Daewoo or Hundai. That's simple not true.

    But that doesn't discount the upswing in resale value and market presence on some of the other V6 Galants. Back in 2003, Mitsu was offering 3k in rebates & and you could buy a brand new 25 grand MSRP LSV6 ot GTZ car for about 19k off the showroom floor. It wasn't like Mitsu didn't make any LS V6's or GTZ's. They weren't that hard to find new. But even 4 cylinder cars with LS package command a pretty decent resale value right now.

    My point was that these cars were way undervalued on the used market, and it's rare that used cars are actually going up in value. But that's what old body style Galants are doing right now.
  • usaysousayso Posts: 25
    '04 Galants DX and ES are 4 cyl. 2.4 liter motored vehicles. All LS's and GTS are V6....

    I have yet to see another Galant on the road around here and Enterprise doesn't use Galants in there fleet anywhere within 300 miles of me. So I don't expect to see the re-sale crash unless Mitsu folds and that is unlikely since they're sales are higher than those of recent past dead companies like Oldsmobile and Plymouth. Hopefully the '06 Eclipse and Raider pick-up are modest sales performers.

    Also I find it interesting when reading reviews how everyone goes off about the Hyundai and Kia warranty being the kicker to buy one. YET Mitsu exceeds there warranties with free maintenance for 45,000 miles and no one mentions this or just barely says "Oh yea, nice warranty"...... Definitely Mitsu needs to step up and remind folks about this.

    By the way have you noticed how the new Dodge Magnum copied the headlight shape of the new Galant? Thanks Chrysler....

    Happy Motoring!
  • jakis420jakis420 Posts: 1
    do the galants come with a standard transmission?
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  • rjlaerorjlaero Posts: 659
    No...haven't had one for at least 7-8 years. Early 90's Galants had manuals.
  • stuckeystuckey Posts: 12
    I'm about to purchase a new Galant and was unaware of the free maintenance offer you spoke of. Is that benefit currently standard on all new purchases or was that a promotional deal that requires meeting certain qualifications? I don't see any information about this on Mitsubishi's web page.

    Thanks, Mike
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    I just went to Mitsu's website and verified the maintenance program is no longer advertised there. This is very strange since its a good selling feature and there is no mention of its cancellation in the news releases! However, there is a press release that clearly states that the 3yr/45k free maintenance program would be extended to all 2005 models. You don't need to meet any qualifications to get it. It was simply part of the warranty coverage. I would ask your dealer to make sure the program wasn't somehow cancelled quietly. Legally though, your entitled to this maintenance package.
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    While looking at Mitsu's website, I noticed that there is a new special edition in the Galant lineup. It has a very interesting mix of exterior and interior features for a darn good price. They basically took the 4 banger ES and added some of the styling from the GTS. I think the Infinity sound system would have made more sense then the base stereo though. And it would have been nice if the power sunroof and ABS were offered as an option. What's truly interesting is that Mitsu is really making this SE special as far as numbers go. They claim to be making less then 4000. Now when have you ever seen Honda do that with their "special editions"? So if this model interests you, you better snatch them up!
  • sean3sean3 Posts: 158
    Does anybody have any advice on a Mitsubishi to Mitsubishi trade..i have a 2004 GAlant ES which has 22k in excellent shape, I basically want a 2005 Galant ES w/moonroof and alloys...will I get a better deal considering I would be trading a Mitsu in?, our local Mitsu dealer has no used Galant's, and never does seem to, for that matter I rarely see a 2004+ gALANT for sale on any lot, Any high owner loyalty rebates for current Mitsu owners? I'm not looking for a big difference in price..considering its basically the same car..but I would like a Different color ES with the 10spoke alloys and moonroof...does it being the end of the month help, will dealer be more willing to deal?
    I know if you buy an ES with 10spoke already on sticker its only $300 more (alomost all ES's at local dealer have them)
    BTW...the Accord has an awesome interior even in the homely LX edition..just cant get beyond the frumpy exterior..any ideas ,Thanks sean
  • stuckeystuckey Posts: 12
    Do you know where I can get my hands on this news release? I close on the deal today and would like there to be a clear understanding with the dealership that this service is part of the warranty.

    Thanks for your help, Mike
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    Here ya go!

    http://media.mitsubishicars.com/detail?mid=MIT2004110239961&mime=ASC

    Good luck on getting a good deal and let us know which model you get and which color.
  • Ok, so i'm buying a used 2001 galant ... i'm getting a fabulous deal i must say, but i do have some questions that i need hel answering. #1) i know that there is an option on the 2001 galants for the infiniti speaker package. the previous owners don't know what kind of speakers it has because they bought it right off the lot ... how do i find this out? #2) i'd like to spice it up ... spoiler, tinted windowns, maybe side skirts etc ... is there a website out there where i can virtually do these things to see what it looks like? and last but not least what can i expect from this car? it's a 2001 like i said and it has 100K ... mostly highway miles though ... any insight would be greatly appreciated! ~westonchick
  • outlander1outlander1 Posts: 5
    Just bought a 2003 Gallant ES with 4 cyl engine. Great car and the price was right, under 9k.
    1. The car has 48,000 miles on it, is their any remaining warranty on it?
    2. Is there any trouble area's that I should be concerned with? (Tranny, engine, brakes...)

    I am planning on changing all the fluids and doing a more thorough check. Who ever installed the new tires put the lug nuts on so tight I had to stand on the tire iron to remove them and then could not get the tire off so I am going over everything to see if that is a trend.

    Thanks for the help.
  • usaysousayso Posts: 25
    Hi Sean,

    I just checked Kelly Blue here and your vehicle in excellent condition is "trade-in" valued from $11,185 to $12,000. Considering in the Portland Oregon paper over the weekend ( no sales tax in Oregon) a Mitsu dealer had a new '05 ES with alloys for $14,989.... No sunroof or choice of wheels or exterior color but this provides a clue to how dealers are aggressively pricing '05 Gallants out here. Also it's a new month and new Loyalty and rebate programs may begin. You'll have to check the Mitsu website. You may want to consider an aftermarket sunroof to be installed. They're much better today and you can get some with huge openings. I saw one in a crew-cab pickup that had a huge sky view on Spike TV's "Trucks" show. Sunroofs run about $1,000 extra yet I'm not familiar with the package on the ES. And yes end of month does help with the deal. May is one of the best months of the year to get a new car deal because of Memorial day sales.. So if you didn't buy over the weekend don't give up. Have fun with the deal, shop early in the day, 8AM, you'll get a sales manager more likely to work with (you want the salesman to be at there morning meeting) and the deal will fly, no BS. Call ahead and get the internet or fleet managers price, show up and drive the car with the fleet guy, but don't buy it then, make them believe you have other cars to shop for like the Accord. And then come back at dawn on a Saturday morning and you should be driving out of there by 10AM.... They're extremely busy Saturdays, the fleet guy won't be in (they usually have 9-6 weekday hours), the salesmen are at a meeting, you've driven the car, a price has been bandied about, more than likely a Sales mgr. will take the deal as little has to be done except write up the deal. You'll love being first into the finance office no waiting and off the lot in less than 2 hours....
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