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#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.
Feb 07, 2005 (11:22 pm)
I beleive what you are hearing/feeling is not the actual engine itself, but it is not as well muffled thru the variuos motor mounts and insulation, I drive a 2004 Galant 4cyl, and notice a huge difference when it is warm out, the engine is almost undetectible, warm = expansion of rubber mounts = less room to move. ,Like ing said, its hardly annoying, in fact i think it is the perfect noise/feel for a 4cyl,just a slight growl, My fords engine V6 was quiet, but didnt do much good when it sat at Ford dealer for blown gaskets and overheating,
I find my brothers V6 powered new grand prix,less refined than my 4Cyl Galant, sloppy interior, cheap switchgear, you know, typical GM's excuse for quality. I was happy to hop back into my 4banger Mits.heck, it even handles better than his new Grand P, imho. I'm growing more attached to my Galant the more "me to" cars I see. Mitsubishi Motors is under-appriciated by media and public, I think they offer us something a little different, than the typical, Accord/camry/Altima boring trio, while maintaining quality and durability, I'm over 21K miles on My Mits, tight as a drum..Looking at adding the Raider Pickup when Mitsu final releases it... What other company has a Lancer? subaru? NO. Im as American as the next guy, but why does everybody want the same car that sells in mass quantity? not me. It amazes me how successfull Gen. motors is, when there build quality is still lagging. some awesome powertrains, but when everything falls apart around it, and There styling is another subject, incentives,incentives,incentives, my brother got his new GP for 5,000 under MSRP, AT the beginig of the year on top of that, he loves Pontiacs, But addmitted to me he would Own a galant in its GTS form, 3.8L in a galant. MITSU rules, they just need a Long intense, ball busting lesson on Marketing there great products...IMHO
#1869 of 2502 re: 4 cylinder noisy [lngtonge18]
Feb 08, 2005 (5:50 am)
Actually, I think cnedu was right on. From my first drive of the MIVEC Galant in December '03, one of the main reservations I posted on this very thread was that the 4 was VERY noisy when accelerating, compared to its competitors- even the Altima.
sean3- I think the reason that Mitsu is finding itself in its currently unfavorable position in the US is that it offers NOTHING different, except for the awesome Evo. Why should a consumer buy a Galant over any of the more critically acclaimed sedans? This mainstream vehicle has work cut out for it- a new Camry is about 12 months away, the much improved and redesigned Sonata will debut in the Spring, there's a new Ford Fusion, etc. Our rental Lancer was a good car, but in 2005, I'd say all cars are at least good cars. Perhaps the new Eclipse will shake things up, but there wasnt that much interest at the Philly auto show.
#1870 of 2502 Re: 4 cylinder noisy ? [cnedu]
Feb 08, 2005 (7:05 am)
What do you mean by noisy? A vibration, a whine, etc...? My Outlander was a little noisy when accelerating (sounded like it was coming from the exhaust system). I found a TSB for it, took it to the dealer, and the noise is now gone.
#1871 of 2502 Re: Cenedu [sean3]
Feb 08, 2005 (7:27 am)
I cannot say if it was a vibration or something else - even with closed windows, thow the sound was attenuated, was still strong. Only when accelerating. It was not a slight growl. And on the highway ramp, on strong acceleration the engine was really roaring. It is true - it has lots of torque and power. At highway speed is was ok. Anyhow - it was louder than Camry, Accord or Altima.
And since it is the last car on the lot I was wondering if the noise is normal or that specific car has a problem.
Thanks for postings guys !