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Mitsubishi Galant



  • I also would like to increase the size of my tires to 215-60-15. This is probably a silly question, can I use the existing original stock rims??
  • boston14boston14 Posts: 111
    215 60 15 will be just fine for the original rims. I would have loved to go to 225 but some places will not go beyond the guide books for plus sizing.
  • wino2wino2 Posts: 1
    I've had a load of problems with my 99 mits. besides trim pieces falling off, i've had the transmission replaced ( I was told erratic & abrupt shifting was normal, for 48,000 mi.)Then a seal failed and dumped trans fluid all over driveway. At 54,000 mi my brakes grind,the dash rattles and I hold my breath that it continues to run.I can't wait to dump this load.I'll buy another Maxima (what a great car)
  • boston14boston14 Posts: 111
    that is a whole lot of terrain you crossed. I guess that would be like asking NFL teams to play 3 games a week.
  • Gallant are great cars. I've had a couple of Mitsubishi's before (2 stations and a talon psi(eclipse gsx) and for me to buy a 4dr was a dread. Especially knowing that threes not much that can be hooked up on the car. But persistence pays off. Had my GTZ for about 4 moths now going onto 8000 miles. Haven't had a problem yet except for the car being keyed the at the dealer and not seeing it until the next day (dealer wouldn't take responsibility of it). Oh well. Anyway not sure if we have anyone who loves to hook up their cars like I do. I pretty sure if you looked there was only a couple of things you did find for it weapon I intake and custom exhaust. I did some research did find some for these cars. My GTZ didn't even break 80 miles (60 from dealer swap) same day picking it up from the dealer and had a custom cat back exhaust to a turbo dunk (great top end power) and apex-i filter adapter (pushed 115mph, after break in period, with no hesitation) As of now 4mths later and 8000 miles car has:

    2001 Galant GTZ dover white
    apex-i intake
    apex-i turbo dunk w/ custom piping
    coilover suspension w/ adjustable struts (2.5")
    bigger power slot rotors frnt/rear
    bigger 2 piston calipers front
    LS front stabilizer bar
    lower pulley
    custom rear lights
    17" enkei shoguns w/ nitto 450's
    triptonic shifter

    getting done within these 2-3 weeks
    custom body kit
    engine work (custom twin turbo)
    and misc electronics

    Have fun and good luck with your cars

    e-mail me if you need performace parts for these car
  • I'm thinking of buying a GTZ. I've read all 545 posts(pretty lame, huh), but the posts about the reliability problems have made me think about buying another Honda Accord. Whoever has a 2001 Galant,especially the GTZ, email me at with your own experiences. Would you recommend the GTZ? It would help me alot, Thanks.
  • Hey folks,
    I'm looking to buy a 2001 Es 4cyl. and would like some feedback on gas mileage. 21 city and 28 hwy is what is in print but is anyone doing better? It will be drive 2800-3200 hwy miles a month in Florida, i.e. no hills. Any help will be appreciated thanks
  • boston14boston14 Posts: 111
    gets around 22 combined mpg and its about the same as most other midsize cars I have driven. To me a few miles difference between cars in a similar size should not make or break your decision to buy a Galant. YOU will love the 2.4 engine, its is a blast to me.
  • Boston14 you must work for a Mitsubishi dealership. Your remark to Wino2's post is the same as what I got from the service manager and the service representative when I started to complain about the problems with my Galant.
  • blf2blf2 Posts: 38
    We have over 11,000 miles on our 00GTZ and it's been great! We had a couple service items, the SRS(airbag)light stayed on and the glove box had an annoying rattle. They replaced the passenger seatback(where the side airbag & sensor are located)and the SRS light has operated as it should. They replaced the glovebox locking latch and now the car is quiet again! With the V-6 we've been getting 28-30mpg hwy, and around 22-26 in town, it's a very smooth motor w/ great low-end acceleration. We test drove the Acura CL, Honda V6, and Toyota CamryV6,and chose the GTZ due to price, 1.9 financing, unique styling, and overall value. The Acura would be the only car I would have rather had if I were to do it again, but it's also about $5000 more w/ the same equipment!
  • I just purchased a 200l Silver Mist Metallic Gallant LS for $23,200 including destination. What a beautiful car. I also test drove the Chrysler Sebring LXI, Honda Accord LX-V6 and EX-V6, and one SUV the Mazda Tribute, all nice vehicles. The Sebring was just not as comfortable, and well Chrysler is not a company I would buy anything from right now. The accord was more expensive with the same options and lets face it the Accord is definitely as plain as it comes. No imagination went into the styling of the Accord. The Tribute handled like a car and looked good, but with 5 or 6 recalls no thanks. The Galant had the most comfortable driver's seat out of the 3, the most features for the money, and a great safety rating. The warranty was also better. Honda offers no roadside assistance and only a 36k powertrain warranty. Mitsubishi offers a 60k powertrain and 36k roadside. I'm very excited about my new car and hope to enjoy it for several years to come.
  • Hi , on my 2000 4cyl ES , i'm getting 24 mpg 50% freeway .. which is pretty average .. my sister protege gets 26 , and my brother's civic gets like 26 too .. so not that bad consider I have a bigger engine .
    One thing people should take into account is people who are happy with their cars usually never say anything ... only people with problems or concern post them ..
    -As bad as the galant may seem to anyone , it surely beats any of the ford,chrysler,GM stuff.
  • I read with interest the earlier post from a new owner of an LS who seems glad to have paid only $23,200 for his new LS. While this appears less than sticker which I calculate to be $24,442 ($23,907 + $535 destination)it is hardly a great deal. According to Edmunds there is a $1000 cash back on all Galants and in my region (Tennessee) an additional $650 dealer incentive. In Memphis one dealer is advertising his 2001 ES Galants for $1000 under invoice and when I visited the sales floor he seemed quite ready to give the same deal on all other models. Given that invoice and destination is $22,285 this would bring the price down to $21,285 and still leaves both the additional $650 and dealer hold back to dicker from.
  • 4u24u2 Posts: 17
    What an awesome car! I live in D.C., and am looking forward to my trip to the Hudson River Valley in a couple of weeks. The V6 and tranny are incredibly smooth, and the midrange acceleration is stellar. The stereo system is wonderful, as well. I love this car.

    Question: I need to get my second oil change/tire rotation before the trip. Could any of you recommend a dealer in the D.C. metro area? I had a great experience at CarMax (VA) for my first oil change, but it's just soo far. Let me know if you know of any other good dealers in the D.C. metro area.

    Thanks for your help!!
  • I'm sorry some people think I paid too much for my vehicle. I did get over 1,200- 1,300 dollars off MSRP. Good enough for me. I was trying to reach a certain dollar amount in payments and I got that. Besides at 1.9 APR I did not feel pressured to go as low because they were not going to screw me out of money with high interest rates. I am very happy and love the car.
  • Thanks to all the mileage responses. I am going to dealership this week. Advertised deal here in FL for 2001 Es is $1000 down( plus dest. charges,tax tag)and $249.00 for 54 months with dealer retaining all rebates. Numerous to choose from and dealership says if color/interior are not right will have car there in 48 hours.
    We'll keep you posted.
  • boston14boston14 Posts: 111
    with the economy put to rest by Alan Greenspan now is the time to resist the new car smell and take your 5 weekends or more to fing that perfect used car. I will never ever again go through the new car drive off the lot and lose more than the Nasdaq routine again. I am not a used car salesmen, its just that any car on the road is used even the car you dream about when you are at you boring 9 to 5 job.
  • Darn the luck. I have touted in this forum how I have had trouble-free driving with my '00 ES 4 cyl., and upon changing the oil at 25,000 miles, have developed an oil leak around the valve cover. Oil has dribbled down on all sides of the engine. Probably a bad gasket. Getting it checked out this Friday, and will share the results.
  • vac23vac23 Posts: 118
    Are you sure it's not spill oil from when the new oil was poured back into the engine? I don't know how the 4cyl looks like but on the V6 if you spill any oil & don't wipe it up it may appear that the valve cover is leaking.
  • Yea, I'm sure the oil was not from pouring oil into the engine. In fact, I was preparing to change the oil when I popped the hood open, and saw the oil all around the seam where the valve cover rests on top of the engine. Oil was found in front of the engine, and the rear, like it is a bad gasket fitting.
  • Does anyone have advice for me? I'm currently looking at a 95 Galant LS, with 98000miles, do you feel they are reliable? I currently drive a 96 dodge Stratus, and from what I read here at, they are not good, and I'm starting to believe them. Please help me?
  • ern35ern35 Posts: 11
    I have a '95 Galant ES, and although I have not had any of the various problems listed in the previous posts, I did have to have a new transmission at 53,000 miles, and had some minor cosmetic problems, i.e. the clock broke, the inside overhead light doesn't always go on when you hit the switch, etc. As you probably saw while reading through these, transmissions have been an issue with the Galants. However, regardless of what make or model, a car with 98,000 mi. has seen a lot of driving, so you might want to think twice about purchasing a used car with such high mileage. If price is an issue, think about this. If you purchase this car, and then need to replace the transmission down the road, you are looking at between $2000 - 3000 for that, so it might be cheaper in the long run to go with something with fewer miles.
  • I just purchased a 2000 Galant, 4 cylinder, and in the owners manual, it says to change the oil every 7,500 miles. With other cars I've owned in the past, I always changed the oil every 3-4,000. Isn't 7,500 too long to wait? Will it hurt the engine? Opinions, please.
  • Had the gasket around the valve cover replaced this morning, and hopefully will take care of my leak. Mechanic also stated that valve cover was loose, and that could have contibuted to my problem. In response to #563, I always change my oil and filter every 5,000 miles. Kind of an "in between" between 3,000 and 7,500.
  • I am looking into leasing a Galant ES with the performance package. I was curious to know if the white light covers for the rear lights are available for the Galant. I really like that look and hope that if I end up with it that I will be able to have them. From what I read you seem to know about these things so I am hoping you can help me.

    I just test drove the Galant today along with the focus and the Sentra SE. I found the Galant to have the best ride. I also test drove the honda Accord. I just found the Accord to be a little boring and it seems like every other car in the street is a Accord. I am just a little worried after reading all the transmission problems people have been having with the Galant. I noticed most of them were with later models. I really hope I don't make a mistake. Even though I also read alot from people that are very happy, so I hope I make the right choice. I just would hate to get into a new car and have any kind of problems. Any Advice?
  • Thank you for your advice, I think I'll shop around till I find something with less miles.
  • mcmc1mcmc1 Posts: 1
    How does 19500 sound for an es 4 cyl with moon roof and leather seats....That's with out tax...i live in ny...i thought 18500 would be fair? any thoughts?
  • Took a 2000 Galant ES I4, AT (no options) with a 21000 miles for a test drive.
    I liked the way it accelerates after when I stepped on the gas pedal.
    I think it has enough power for passing or merging into freeway and is like having a V6 (e.g. v6 170hp) under the hood. Not bad for a 4cyl.
    Handling is good and no steering wheel vibration felt at 70-80 mph.
    Interior is nice and simple with the controls practically placed where they should be.
    One fault I found which I want to attest to myself after reading one of the post is regarding the dome lamp/courtesy lamp on which it fell off after switching it on and off a couple of times.
    Mitsubishi should have secured it with a screw or anything to keep it off from falling.
    Anything else aside from minor faults and manufacturer's recalls, I think galant is a promising car that is capable keeping up with the rest of other imports.
    I had a '89 toyota with 180,000+ miles still running good and no major problems in the past and present involving transmissions or the engine.
    This would be my first mitsubishi car and I hope it will last beyond 100,000 miles if I do go for it.
    The dealer (N.CA,bay-area) went down from $13988.00 + fees to $12500.00 + fees. I told him I'll call him back 'cause I'm still shopping around. Off to the next mitsu........
  • What I would do about the price is check , and then try to match or beat that price with the local dealer . Have in mind the $1000 rebate , try to make the dealer adjust that before taxes so you save yourself like $200 bucks.
    -Also good idea is to try autobytel or 1 or 2 of those things to have an idea.
  • Have been shopping prices on 2001 GTZ. Have gotten the following:
    Autobytel Dealer - $750 over invoice = @23127
    AutoTree Dealer - $23689
    CarsDirect - $23687

    Still can't decide though. Even though you get 1.9% financing, the value of the Mitsu after 5 years is about $2300 less than an Accord V6, and insurance is more on the GTZ. Any opinions...
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