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Mitsubishi Galant, Sedan
May 31, 2000 (7:36 pm)
Hey people. I've been lurking here for the past month while deciding whether or not to buy a Galant. Well, I did. 3 weeks ago I bought a 2000 Galant GTZ. It rocks!
And it seems if you need to find a dealer who is cool to work with, head on down to Raleigh. I had a wonderful experience with Leith Mitsubishi down here. I not only got the car for $250 less than the best price I found on the web, I also got $500 more for my car than I got offered anywhere else on all the other cars I was looking at. And I got the 1.9% for 60 months. Needless to say, I am a happy camper.
I went in the first night to look at Galants in general. They had that GTZ right at the end of the line and I couldn't take my eyes off it. I drove it and was hooked. Told them I would be back the next day with my wife so she could drive it too, but pending her approval, and a successful negotiation I would buy the car. (These things need to be cleared with the boss, you know...) They put a "Sold" sign in the window for me when we got back, much to the chagrin of a couple who had arrived after I headed out for the test drive.
I came back the next day with my wife during lunch and she loved the car as much as I did, so I told them to do the deal, and that I'd be back at the end of the day to sign the paperwork if everything was "in order". They called me at work a short time later to confirm that I did qualify for the lower 1.9% (Which must be pretty easy to get, since our credit is average at best) instead of the higher 3.9%, which I would have been happy to settle for.
So after work, I headed on back over and there is where they did a quick appraisal on my car and offered me $8000 on my base '95 Camaro. Considering it was in far from pristine shape, I was thrilled.
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 2 Dr STD Coupe (used)
My adjustments didn't change the value more than $200 bucks.
Sooo...... to make this long story a tad shorter, I am driving my new Pearl White 2000 GTZ and loving every minute of it. I am 6'2" and have no problem with that parking brake issue that seems to nag some people. I even tried sitting in different positions to TRY to see what the issue is, but never could get it to be "in the way"
As far as the Lumbar support, maybe it's the leather seats, or maybe it is also my height, but I kinda gave them high marks for it. I think it feels good.
It hasn't been "Perfect". The center console sometimes doesn't snap shut when closed. Dunno why, but it doesn't rattle and it seems to be in place so it doesn't bother me too much.
The other problem was I have already got a speeding ticket. My first in countless years. I was driving home on a back road late at night and just having fun. The cop just didn't share my enthusiasm. *sigh*
Jun 01, 2000 (6:56 am)
Hello DSM fan's.... 00 LS, V6 power-nothing less will do. This car Rocks.. buy it, own it, customize it!!
About the "upgrades & aftermarket toys" that some of us want to do. I have also looked high and low on the net. Here are my finding's.
Go to www.spoilers.com they have got the SETUP for around $1,000.
I personally have upgraded the HL (headlights)with sylvania "cool blue", reshaped the HL with black (color matched) tape (make sure it is weather proof), and working on customizing the front grill to fit my need. I think the color matched grill's look "killer"!! The chrome grill is good but it gives the car a goofy look because there is no separation with the HL. more updates later.
Jon... let me know if there is any more aftermarket sites!!
ATTENTION: the N.C. guy who bought the GTZ, what was your price?
#20 of 2502 Paid Mitsu Author?
Jun 01, 2000 (12:22 pm)
C'mon Mr. Mitsu,
I can see it now,
Mits read all of the negative comments and figured they'd better address them in a positive review.
First talk about what a great car it is.
Then bring in the wife for a female interest story.
Expand upon the car's appeal by mentioning that another potential buyer missed their opportunity when you bought the car in question.
Talk up the dealer by stating that they "Gave" you more for your car than expected.
Dispel the rumors that the brake lever and lumbar support are anything but wonderful.
And then, so as not to come off as too thrilled, mention some silly little problem that nobody would care about (center console snap).
Finally, the icing in the cake: Driving home in a back road and the cop gave me a ticket for speeding. Wow, what a story!!
#21 of 2502 fake story
Jun 01, 2000 (1:24 pm)
and how come he did not include the price he paid for his mitsu? every1 here wants to know the price, this is why we are here! also, isn't hard to get gtz v6 engine? dealers don't negotiate much on those b/c of high demand.
#22 of 2502 weird Air Condition smell
Jun 01, 2000 (1:41 pm)
We have a 99 Galant ES, one day we parked the car in the morning, came back a few hours later on a hot day, got in the car, turned ON the A/C and for all the sudden a real stinky smell came out of the A/C vents, the smell is still there a two weeks later, we have never smelled that before in the whole time we had this car ( not when either the A/C or the heater is ON), any one knows whats causing this problem?, any one had experienced this problem?, any one with any ideas on how to get ready of this smell?
thanks in advance to all who help
#23 of 2502 Question...
Jun 01, 2000 (2:59 pm)
For all you V6 Galant owners, is premium fuel a requirement or just suggested??? Just curious.
Also, what is a good price for a GTZ on the road?
#24 of 2502 Premium or regular fuel???
Jun 01, 2000 (4:51 pm)
Well, I bought the V6 LS, which I love. It seems that if I put Premium or reg in there is not much difference. They suggest it because of the higher octane which will be cleaner and better for the engine. but if you put less in, don't worry, put in a octane booster or put in the "middle" octane. Try and put the best in you can. Anyone Agree?
BTW.. I have no idea what the brake handle thing is about. I have NO problem with my brake handle...
I drove my galant from LA to Chicago and had a great time. NO Problems
#25 of 2502 True or False? Big deal!
Jun 01, 2000 (7:58 pm)
The story about that guy with his GTZ could be fake or real, but at the same time, all those horror stories about the galant could also be fake. So.. to make it short , don't always trust everything you see on this forum ... at least read reviews by major car magazines, and look for other sources if you're thinking about a galant.
OK here's my real storie:
(which may sound fake for some)
-I bouth my 2000 galant back in december 99 , now I only have 800 miles since i don't drive it much, and only thing that bothers me is that I tried to put in Door guards and they don't fit perfectly.
#26 of 2502 Wow. Sorry to confuse you...
Jun 01, 2000 (8:24 pm)
Hey folks. I'm EpiKGTZ. I wrote that story. It's all true, including the ticket. You can pay it if you want. (Want a scan?) I do have two scans of my car already if you want those also.
I'm sorry if I sounded like a Mitzu rep. I was just excited about the car. I do love it. And I don't have the problems some of you are having. But I do have a wife that wanted her stamp of approval on any car I chose. We have two small kids and needed a 4 door sedan. (Hence the reason I dumped my Camaro.)
I dunno, maybe I should be worried. I posted a happy post and you all thought it was a fake.
PS - I paid $23,252 after destination. And you are right, they wouldn't go any lower due to the demand. They told me it was only the 2nd 2000 GTZ they got in, and they don't know when they will get more.
#27 of 2502 Premium or Regular fuel in the V6?
Jun 01, 2000 (8:30 pm)
So far all I have put in has been regular. Gas mileage has been around 24 for me which is 85% city driving.
No problems, no noises, etc. so until I hear or experience otherwise (or the gas prices come down) I'm going to stick with the regular.