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#1858 of 2502 Re: Fair Price for 2004 Galant LS [pkp413]
Feb 02, 2005 (10:11 pm)
13K wins the prize, thats an awesome deal, Where are you located that there are any "new" 2004 Galants on the lot? I know our local lot was done wit 04's monts ago...anyway..13,000 is a steal, yo couldn't even do that goodwitha hyndai, and Mitsu will pobably prove t be a better car. I have a 2004 ES thats nearing 23K miles w/ Zero problems..I gave our neighbor a ride to enterprise car rental, and was asking them If they hAD ANY 04 + galants and he said "Mitsubishi is'nt willing to accomidate them anymore" I guess fleet sales weren't really doing Mitsu much good...although they had a couple of hi mileage '03 Galants selling for 10K.
PKP:You can't even get a Base model DX Accord or camry for that,,let alone a homely looking Civic, and the Galant is a Hell alot better lookking IMHO..Buy it or i will
#1859 of 2502 Re: Mitsubishi Galant Owners [alpha01]
Feb 02, 2005 (10:26 pm)
I think he was stating that a $500 repair was made, not that they actually had to pay it.
I agree, extended warranties with the exeption of a Manufac warranty extender are of No financial security..I had one on a Ford, so therefore I thought wow, I will get my Moneys worth" Not, I had to threaten them with a Lawyer to get them to pay for a radiator my first and only claim, and they already had $900 of my money..a couple of major warrant companies just folded also..If you feal you must have one, get it from manufacture..stay away from Heritage TPA retention company, they will take your money and run..Sean
#1860 of 2502 Re: Fair Price for 2004 Galant LS [sean3]
Feb 03, 2005 (12:48 pm)
Thank you all for your feedback.
I bought a new 2004 Galant ES for $13,200 base +Tax/Title ($14,300 out the door). My dealer still has one more ES and two or three LS models on the lot. I would have paid even less if I owned another Mits already ($1500 Loyalty Rebate). Actually, there was a 1992 Mits Eclipse listed locally for $800 that I considered buying, but MN takes too long to get title in my name (which is what the loyalty rebate requires). The invoice price according to carsdirect is $18,600. I am sure they are quality cars. There was an article in Business Week few weeks ago about the financial state of Mitsu. I hope it survies long enough, at least through the 3 year free maintenance period. The article also stated that Galant performed better than both Accord and Camry in acceleration and braking. I am pleased with the purchase since local classified ads want $12995 for used 2004 Galants with anywhere between 8K and 24K miles. I think Galant is a great value compared to its competitors in reliable family sedans category.
#1861 of 2502 Re: Fair Price for 2004 Galant LS [pkp413]
Feb 03, 2005 (5:52 pm)
Yes, quite impressively, Mitsubishi chose the GTS V6 (its most sporting and lowest volume model) to compare against the Accord EX V6 and Camry XLE V6. In actuality, Mitsu should have leveled the field by using the sport edition Camry (SE), but perhaps they didnt want to, given that car's similar hp and torque.
Aside from that you, got a great deal! Congratulations!
#1862 of 2502 Re: Fair Price for 2004 Galant LS [pkp413]
Feb 03, 2005 (8:05 pm)
PKP; you did very well on your Mitsu purchase, thats an awesome price by at least 4Grand or so. Mitsus financial status isn't the greatest, but they just got another 3billion from there sister Mitsubishi company's, If you really search, you will find that it is really starting to level out. Mitsubishi cars/suv have generally been well received by the Media. Today I probably saw a dozen or so 04+05 Galants, most were ES with the Alloys and Sunroof, and a couple GTS's, seems every day I see about 2 more, They really are nice cars, and should prove to be very durable. My 04 with over 20K miles still handles/drives/brakes like it did at 1K miles. brake problems seem no longer in this Generation Galant. (you do have 4whl disk on your galant also, which may help. Welcome to Mitsubishi and enjoy your new ride ....Sean
#1863 of 2502 Re: Mitsubishi Galant Owners [sean3]
Feb 04, 2005 (1:19 pm)
Thanks for your opinions. This is what I'm afraid off, pay $1,500 and not use it. But on the other hand, is that piece of mind knowing that if anything happens, the bill will be covered (minus the $50 deductable). I checked Continental Warranty and Direct warranty. Any experience with either one?
#1864 of 2502 Re: Mitsubishi Galant Owners [alpha01]
Feb 05, 2005 (5:30 am)
5 year/100K warranty. The 5 years had elapsed. Yes, it has been the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. Not that I buy a new car every year or two, but it has been more reliable than:
85 Sentra: Went through clutches anout every 50-55K, including stranding me 800 miles from home. Was rusting a lot. Fuel system issues. Other misc problems.
88 Topaz: $1700 in various repairs in 1 summer. Worst vehicle in terms of maintenance $/month. Also, there was a recall for AT-equipped cars where the engine would just start revving really fast to the point of riding the brakes just to stay DOWN to highway speeds, but mine was a MT and Merc didn't issue the recall for MT-equipped cars. Totally untrustworthy.
88 Camry: Trans blew 62K, $2200 repair.
93 Mazda MX3: Trans blew at 37K and again at 76K. Mazda wouldn't cover a loaner car when there were delays getting the parts to the dealer. Wouldn't start when it was very cold out. Various other minor issues.
99 Galant: That $500 repair occurred with over 80K on the odometer and has really been about the only non-wear repair it's needed.
There are no other issues with the car. EPA rated at 19/27, with mostly city driving I still average 24-25MPG in summer and 21-22 on that crap they call winter blend gas. It's survived the hot Chicago summers and the cold Chicago winters just fine. I keep looking at the new cars & small SUVs out there, and I visit these forums to stay informed, but I can't justify getting rid of a car that just works.
#1865 of 2502 Infinity Speakers in 2005 Galant GTS
Feb 05, 2005 (2:52 pm)
I am trying desperately to find out what the technincal specifications of my infinity speakers are in a 2005 Galant GTS. I can not seem to find it anywhere online. Does anyone know how to obtain this information?(Wattage, OHM, etc) It is also not in the manual. This is the 270 watt Infinity 8 speaker system that came standard. The only thing I noticed on the 6x9's in the back are the model MR318619. Tried to research on infinitys site and they have nothing.
#1866 of 2502 4 cylinder noisy ?
Feb 07, 2005 (11:57 am)
I'd just test-drive a new Galant ES 2004 and the 4-cylinder engine was really noisy when accelerating. Is this how it is supposed to be - or the car tested has a problem?
Should I go to another dealer ?
#1867 of 2502 re: 4 cylinder noisy
Feb 07, 2005 (10:18 pm)
I'm curious what cars you are comparing the noise too? This engine isn't as quiet as V6s or the Camry's four banger, but its on par with the Accord/Altima/6. I have the same engine in my 04 Lancer and I find it to be a smooth reasonably quiet engine. It definitely not loud or annoying.