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#1920 of 2502 New Generation Galant Needs Help NOw
Apr 05, 2005 (1:58 pm)
Mitsubishi needed the 2004 redesigned Galant to be at least a double, instead it was a strike out. The front end with its ugly nose and, at least in base DE models, relatively cheap interiors needs to be improved for 06. I test drove an 04 Galant with the 2.4 four banger (a great, reliable engine) and found it to be a superior driving vehicle than the 3.5 V6 white-hot, best selling Chrysler 300 (the Galant base had more comfortable seats).
Mitsubishi has a sloppy, inefficient product lineup, the Outlander should never have been born and the Endeavor should be about 10 inches shorter, its current size is too close to the Montero. Thankfully, Montero SPort and Diamante are gone.
Mitsu can also learn from mistakes made by Pontiac with the slow selling G6 which replaced the moderately successful Grand Am. Mitsu must pinch every penny till it screams, it must become more efficient with product placement and design.
I just sold a 97 Mirage with 79k, that first year of final generation of Mirage did not have power steering or even remote, non-power side mirrors or tilt wheel in base DE version. Really hurt resale value. Mirage was reliable but could not justify taking huge depreciation hit on buying new or nearly new Galant. Hope Mitsubishi makes it....
#1921 of 2502 '04 LS - Stealth Cruiser Review
Apr 08, 2005 (7:13 am)
Pros: You'll not see another Galant on your route like you'll see 10 Accords and Camrys.
Cons: You'll have a grin on your face and people will wonder why...
Bought a new 2004 Galant LS (MSRP $21,992) for Civic or Corolla price with $5,000 Customer/Loyalty rebates got it delivered below invoice for $14,800, that evens the playing field with Camrys and Accords. Resale then becomes a non-issue. V6 zoom, 0-60 in 6.8 seconds(MotorTrend), 23 mpg "city" is amazing, other fine features are Select shift auto, Red Pearl paint, ABS/Traction control, European handling, Free maintenance for 45,000 miles, Hypnotic Blue dash lights at night.
Not alls well, Premium fuel, Door plastics hard Dash difficult to armorall, ABS pedal feel and noise, No folddown rear seats, Steel wheels with ugly hubcaps, Just 25 mpg hwy, Zingy high frequency stereo, Poor FM reception, Sports coupe freeway ride, No techy bling like Projetor lens headlights or LED taillights or Electroluminescent dashboard or DVD audio or Steering wheel stereo/cruise controls.
Overall, It's not boring, it has attitude. It has a 5 year bumper to bumper warranty and 10 year drivetrain warranty longer than Lexus or Benz. And you'll enjoy placing your right foot into the floorboards transforming a hoh, hum commute into an amusement park ride. Ahhh a Smile forms on your face....
#1922 of 2502 Observer--RE:
Apr 08, 2005 (10:47 pm)
If you take a Look at the 04-'05 Galant you will see many design cues from higly sucessfull models--Current and Past Chrysler 300,The crease in the trunk lid,tall doors, same door handle, And other similar Sculpted Lines, The redesigned Galant took a whole different direction, from the more Jellybean shape, to a more tailored, hard lined look. It seems many cars are starting to take that approach, I for one like that look more, hard creases in the sheet metal, Makes it look more Musucular, and the tall doors sturdy looking and safer. I like the Galants Large Tall rear Bumper that extends into the rear 1/4 panel..The wheel well flares mimic the current Chrysler 300M, and the current Maxima..from the side the Galant has a short decklid.and a longer front..Just like the 300M..the rear door windows swoop at a 90 degree angle..Simalar to maximas..The only part that needs help on the current Galant is to remove the large crease in the hood, and maybe round off the area where the Mitsubishi emblem is..Good headlights though!! And the Interior Fabric in my (ES) looks cheap..but I say mitsu overall did a great job on the new Galant...especially along side the Ever boring Camry..and to a lesser extent ,Accord. The altima looks sloppy and back and the rear bumper hangs down to low...Galant's rear lamps are high and cornered...the Body line flows right into the rear lamps..and certain design theme on Galant also looks Passat-ish, Maxima-ish,Chryler 300-ish,Altima-ish.....Mitsu..wake up and Market your products...
#1923 of 2502 4 chirps from alarm when car is off
Apr 16, 2005 (12:19 pm)
Hi guys, I have a 1998 Mitsubishi Galant. I've noticed lately that after I have turned my car off, my car alarm would chirp 4 time every 15 mintues or so. Do you guys have any idea what this means?
#1924 of 2502 Re: '04 LS - Stealth Cruiser Review [usayso]
Apr 17, 2005 (6:11 am)
How did you get such large rebates? I am a current 00 galant owner and am only aware of a $1500 rebate, plus $1000 loyalty rebate on new 05 galants.
#1925 of 2502 Re: Observer--RE: [sean3]
Apr 17, 2005 (7:41 pm)
"but I say mitsu overall did a great job on the new Galant...especially along side the Ever boring Camry..and to a lesser extent ,Accord"
I disagree. I own a '03 Galant and love the looks of it. However, the '04 is one ugly car. The sales numbers of the new Galant speak for themselves. They are WAY DOWN when compared to the old model. And the Camry and the Accord sell in far greater numbers. Yes, marketing plays a role-but that's not the problem here......
#1926 of 2502 Hi Stuckey!
Apr 18, 2005 (6:01 am)
Thanks for asking. I bought my '04 LS on January 30th..... And they had a $3,000 consumer rebate on 2004's and a $2,000 Loyalty rabate. That's the reason I bought.
I'm seeing Galants, ES, being blown out in Portland Oregon for $14, 499 this past weekend. And if you took the $1,000 Loyalty, $13,500!.... Amazing deals....
I love my ugly duckling... The styling is growing on me slowly, even the front is looking better. I've seen the '06 pics and all they did was take the Diamonte front end and attach it. So it will be years before they get this Galant looking better.
BUT it's the drive, it's the V6 motor, it's the handling, it's the smile it brings to your face when you pass 5 cars tapping 100 that really makes you enjoy this car. Where else can you find this power for this price point? Nothing selling for $15,000 comes close.
Drive the V6.....
Drive the LS...
You'll be happy....
#1927 of 2502 Fuel Type on 2002 Galant ES
Apr 18, 2005 (2:33 pm)
Hi: I am new to this forum. I have a 2002 Galant ES 4 cylinder. The manual says that the minimum octane rating for the fuel should be 87. And that's what I have used so far.
Is there an advantage of using a higher octane fuel?
Also is it bad for the engine to keep using the 87 fuel?
#1928 of 2502 Re: Observer--RE: [chuck1]
Apr 19, 2005 (7:47 pm)
If you really lookes at the numbers you will see Mitsubishi Drastically cut it's fleet business, to strenghten resale and profit..obviously it will take some time..
the 99-03 Galant was nice for it's time but it was a dated design, if you notice alot of newer cars follow the basic design of the '04 Galant,
Pontiac's G6,Chrysler's 300 series, Nissan's maxima and Altima, Passat,and somewhat the New 2005 Avalon...they all share a blocky side profile, especially in the C pillar,rear quarter window 90 Degree angle..I will Agree the front end could have been softened up, but the rest of the car has a fresh new look...where alot of new design's are going, I receive nothing but compliments on my 2004 Galant....
Apr 20, 2005 (8:40 am)
To anyone...my friend needs her brakes changed and I will be doing the job this weekend. She questioned me why her mechanic friend could not get the wheel off without the rotor coming with the wheel. So I guess my question is, is there a special lock on the wheel he overlooked? Or is there another possibility that could be causing this?