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#1061 of 2502 Was this a good deal?
Aug 27, 2002 (5:29 pm)
This is more of a prey for reassurance than anything. I’m a college student who has been driving around an ’89 Jeep Cherokee for way too long, thus, with support from my uncle I decided to purchase a new(ish) car. We were looking to spend about 15-16k (vehicle cost, not total) and I wanted something not terribly generic or untrustworthy, such as a Hyundai or a Saturn, thus I started looking at cars such as the Sentra SE-R, Subaru 2.5RS, etc. Yet, after 3 weeks I had come up with nothing but overpriced cars and uninformed salespeople. I was starting to lose hope when I saw an ad for Dodge Dakotas for way below retail, so I went over to the Dodge dealer to check them out, and I hated them. So I started looking around the used lot and happened to notice a 2001 Galant GTZ for 15990 and only 13,100 miles on it. Thus, I test drove it, loved it, and after a lot of arguing got it for 15k. Now, from what I can tell, I got one helluva a deal. Before I purchased the car I talked to the Mitsubishi dealer about their 2001 GTZs and they informed me they would go no where near that price and insisted that it was a lemon (which I had already verified it wasn’t, I also had a car savvy friend inspect inside and out for damage). Can anyone reassure me that this was, in fact, a great deal? =P
#1062 of 2502 for automatous
Aug 27, 2002 (6:14 pm)
check out the Kelly Blue Book site...
or one of the similar sites.
if the GTZ is in good condition and you have already verified that it's not a lemon,
it's a steal.
in california, a similar car may go for
enjoy your GTZ.
i have an '01 ES-V6 with around 28,000 miles
on it and still drives like new.
also, visit THE GALANT CENTER.
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Aug 28, 2002 (7:41 am)
The Town Hall Membership Agreement prohibits using the boards to buy or sell anything. Sorry.
Aug 29, 2002 (12:43 am)
Thanks for the response and the site reference, the Galant Center forum seems to have a lot of valuable information. Good luck with your car!
Sep 01, 2002 (1:44 pm)
i am thinking of getting the 4 cyl galant. can those out there who have purchased a 4 cyl tell me if it has enough pick up to get onto the highways and to properly run the a/c or do i have to get a 6 cyl model
Sep 02, 2002 (5:02 am)
I've driven both and own the 6, which I prefer but someone else can comment on the day-to-day driving of the 4cyl. The only thing I'll say is that the 6 seems to hold it's value much better and be in greater demand. We've been thinking about selling our '01 V6 and have been looking around at prices. The used 4cyl are in the low teens, some near $10,000. Basically they are everywhere because of rental fleets. Hard to find other V6's for sale to compare to, but asking prices seem to be in the high teens.
Sep 02, 2002 (8:20 am)
I too drove both the four and the six, and chose the four. Both cars are powerful enough for anything legal, extremely smooth and quiet, and a pleasure to drive.
What made the decision for me wasn't any shortcoming in the six (it does slurp premium fuel, though), but rather just how much I liked the four. My only dissappointment has been fuel economy, which with my admittedly lead foot, averages around 21mpg in the city.
Sep 03, 2002 (4:46 pm)
I just finished a 1500 mile trip in my 99 Galant V6 and I averaged an amazing 32 mpg on the highway with the air conditioning on.
I also get around 21-22 mpg in the city and use mid-range gas (89 octane). It has a modest efect on performance (not as much of a hot rod) but no real negatives otherwise.
I have driven the 4 and found the performance to be fine and the engine seemed quiter than my V6. As for resale, my lease is up in a couple of months and I plan on buying the car off lease. I've been very pleased with the performance, looks and reliability. I've done a little price checking on line and I believe the V6 does hold its value better. That won't help me I guess trying to negotiate a cheaper buy with Mitsubishi Leasing. Still I've read that leasing companys have been taking a bath on off lease cars so I'm hoping to get a buy below the residual ($10,500).
As for choosing between a 4 and a V6 I think they are both excellent choices from performance and economy perspectives. So whichever floats your boat.
Sep 03, 2002 (10:45 pm)
aside from the obvious power differences between the two engines, the V-6 also has quicker steering and comes standard with 16 inch tires.
i drive a V-6 and a close friend of mine drives the 4 which i also get to drive quite often.
i love the power and smoothness of the 6.
the 4 has plenty of get-go acceleration but seems to lose some steam at higher speeds.
both engines are quiet and have proven to be reliable and dependable.
the 4 gets better fuel economy and does not require premium fuel.
hope this helps.