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Mitsubishi Galant, Sedan
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 !
Feb 08, 2005 (2:50 pm)
I've been in an 05 Altima and my mom owns an 05 Acura TSX. The Altima's four banger was quite loud when pushed hard and was still easily audible when accelerating normally. My Lancer with the 2.4 Galant engine is a bit quieter under full throttle and about the same under regular acceleration. My mom's TSX is quieter although you still hear the typical four cylinder sound effects (it has a more powerful version of the Accord's engine).
Maybe what you are hearing is the typical Mitsubishi buzz. Their 4 cylinder engines sort of have a buzzy tone and the exhaust is a little throatier. I suppose some people could be more sensitive to the noise then others. I personally find them perfectly acceptable in the noise department. They aren't the quietest engines but they are by no means loud and annoying. The Outlander is a bit quieter then my Lancer so I can't imagine the Galant being worse then both of them. I would try another Galant just to be sure that one didn't have an exhaust leak or something. And I surely hope you are doing the same full throttle acceleration onto the highway with the comparing cars.
Feb 08, 2005 (4:43 pm)
I own a GTS, and I've never driven the Mitsu 4 CYL. But can it possibly be that the noise from the engine is due to maybe the 2.4 not being powerful enough to move the heavy Galant and with only a 4 speed. And the car is kinda struggling a bit. I don't know?
#1874 of 2502 04 Galant
Feb 08, 2005 (6:07 pm)
I think that is it, the Galant is no lightweight in its class, so revs higher at dead stop, I still say it is not he engine, it is how its mounted/insulation.
my '04 I guess could be better insulated, but as I said the Galant seems at home on the interstate 70mph w/cruise set. I would guess it had no bearing on Galant's longevity. But Galant has a very solid design, much less than my brothers GP, I drove it for about 400miles and found, although its a larger car, it did not feal as solid in suspension and body flexing.
Cednu, Most cars especially 4cyl will sound ruff in cold weather, untill completly warmed up, and has shifted through its gears. I know my Galant quiets down when warmed, even here in cold winter chicago. I would say the Galant has a good cooling sytem, as mine takes forever to climb the temp guage, Mitsu did overlook a couple things-folding seat-5speed auto,5sp manual, but think they made up for it in a solid, good lookin (even sporty) sedan, since we need to keep a sedan around I am thinkng about trading for a Loaded LS Galant, but I am very happy with my ES, unless I can get a good trade w/loyalty rebate...I do like the fact they added more airbags. crazy a#$ drivers.. The Galant has been around longer than you think, though not in the US, I had experience with a 1990 US galant nearing 200,000 abused miles..
Feb 09, 2005 (6:10 am)
The engine in the 04 Galant 4 cylinder I had as a rental was much louder/buzzier than the 4 cylinder in my Civic and the 4 cylinder in my Accord.
#1876 of 2502 In Dash CD/MP3/WMA receivers.
Feb 09, 2005 (2:54 pm)
Has anyone had good experience with a mp3/wma player (perferably with aux-in) with 2004 Galant ES or other Mitsubishi models with similar standard audio package?
#1877 of 2502 Re: [anonymousposts]
Feb 09, 2005 (4:50 pm)
IHHO, I'll take a little engine buzz over the dated civic, or the Uninspired frumpy Accord anyday, (save for accord coupe)
Accord sedan looks like It got rear ended at the factory, and the slab sided look didn't do anything for me, otherwise a fine vehicle. they have cheapened the Civic every year since 2000, Civics used to seem popular, I hardly see any new models around, Accord redesigns always looked good, but this Gen. they messed up (exterior) Seems Honda lost there inspiration for style? Later Sean