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#1051 of 2502 28000 miles on 01 ES-V6
Aug 03, 2002 (3:07 am)
i have a silver ES-V6 with 28,000 miles on it. (well 27,897)
several reasons i chose the galant - test drive, previous experience with mitsubishi, car and driver review, not ur garden variety sedan, not most stolen, price, 0-0-0 financing and relatively good sales dept. experience.
got mine in late october of 2000 in illinois
and have since moved to california.
drove the car through the mountain roads in all of colorado and utah, and the highways of iowa, nebraska, and parts of arizona and nevada in below freezing temperatures with the worst of road conditions during the dead of winter in 2001.
logged on an additional 3100 miles to what was an 1800 mile car.
car was a blast to drive during that memorable trek from midwest to west coast.
V6 power was smooth and consistent even at the continental divide in monarch crest, colorado. (elevation 11,300 ft(?))
adequate pull even at steep grades.
never missed a beat in that 10 day road trip.
also had excellent picture opportunities with such a great looking car poised against the huge red rock formation(s) in utah.
upgraded to aftermarket stereo (pioneer) and all four speakers (kenwood).
tremendous step up from factory unit.
replaced the rims with aftermarket alloys.
not only looks cool but added athletic cornering and braking abilities when compared to OEM steel rims with wheel covers.
problems? -front brake rotor resurfacing
($120 at 24,700 miles) admittedly a disappointment on a newer car,
wiring harness recall , and a few cosmetic touches on what seemed to be a very minor paint defect on the hidden parts of the car (i.e. inside of trunk, near door hinges).
car is maintained religiously.
mitsu service isn't the best though.
has big room for improvement.
car has seen several weekend trips to san francisco and las vegas.
really comfortable highway cruiser.
average MPG - around 26.
has only used premium grade.
all in all, perfectly happy with the drive.
smooth and quiet as new.
has proven to be reliable and dependable.
darn good looking.
only reason to part with - upgrade to one of those "entry level luxury sport sedans".
#1052 of 2502 Anyone have info on Chrysler employee pricing for Mitsubishis?
Aug 04, 2002 (7:58 pm)
Any Chrysler employees out there who know what the employee plan for Mitsubishi is? Thanks in advance for any help.
#1053 of 2502 BULBS !!!!!
Aug 06, 2002 (10:14 am)
I just can't believe it! Like I said in my previous posts, I have lost 3 out of 4 dash illumination bulbs. Dealer wanted about $115 for the job. I told him that I will try it on my own first. He was so cool about it that even offered help, to call him if I have some questions. Also gave me a printout with a diagram of the dashboard. Anyway, just now, during lunch break I went to my car with a philips screwdriver. In just 5 minutes I got the entire dashboard piece in my hands! It takes 2+4 screws to take it apart and disconnect 1+2 harness connectors. Taking the black trim is kind of hard. I though I'm gonna break it. Make sure you remove the dimmer knob first and pull evenly. Again, this procedure is so simple - all you need is a screwdriver. Once you take the entire console out, the 4 bulbs are in the back of it. Actually the electronics look pretty neat. Only now I have a big hole in my dash and have to drive it this way to the store to get my bulbs. I won't even know if I'm speeding Bulbs are D8 GE158, at least that's what is imprinted on them.
I'm very excited like a little kid now, but once you do it and see how easy it is you will understand. You will smile too once you have $100 in your wallet!
Aug 07, 2002 (6:27 am)
I need to change the bulb behind my speedometer
can you email me or give me detailed directions to do this anything would be great
#1057 of 2502 recalls or TSB for 2001 es galant (4cyl)
Aug 21, 2002 (1:18 am)
Planning to purchase a used 2001 es galant 4 cylinder. Was just wondering if there's any recalls or TSB's for it. Just want to know if there is any so I can ask the dealer if it's been fixed or not. I noticed a recall and tsb for v-6 models, but don't know if they apply to the 4 banger also. TIA.
Aug 22, 2002 (1:51 am)
Check the NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) website for Car Recalls and TSB.
Bought the car used with 10,000 miles on it. 41,000+ miles now on my 2000 Galant ES I4 from city and freeway driving.
No major problems so far except for the noise coming from the rear right wheel when braking to slow down/stop. Dealer found no problem and pads has still 50% life.
Performed all the required maintenance including the recalls.
Great commuter car with decent power for 4 cyl. and good handling.
#1059 of 2502 My 1999 Galant ES needs new brake pads
Aug 26, 2002 (3:46 pm)
At 34000 mi, which one would you go for, OEM pads or Aftermarket pads?
#1060 of 2502 Re: My 1999 Galant ES needs new brake pads
Aug 26, 2002 (4:23 pm)
When I replaced my pads, I chose an aftermarket pad (Bendix) No problems with them whatsoever.