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Mitsubishi Galant, Sedan
#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?
#1930 of 2502 Re: Observer--RE: [sean3]
Apr 20, 2005 (9:06 am)
I find it hysterical when people say this "I receive nothing but compliments on my ".
Who do you think is really going to come up to you and be all "Wow, that is one butt-ugly car?". Certainly not strangers, and probably not friends.
Sean, you can make all the excuses you want about the Galant's sales, and no longer going to fleets, but I recall reading recently that Mitsu is still doing about 20% fleet sales of Galants, higher than Camry and far higher than Accord. The new Galant hasnt helped Mitsu, and it will continue to be hammered in the marketplace, especially with the introduction of the new Hyundai Sonata. The 2005 Galant has a great service package, a good warranty, and standard side airbags (And clearly, Mitsu is playing the options game, sure side airbags are standard, but to get ABS on a 4 cylinder model you have get it fully loaded- at an MSRP of over $24 grand). Otherwise, its nothing more than a good, unexceptional vehicle whose current supply far outstrips demand because it brings nothing new to the class, while unfortunately suffering from poor resale, poor reputation, and an uncertain future for Mitsubishi Motors in America. In today's market place, good isn't good enough.
Just for fun, here's my thoughts on the Galant when it first debuted in Fall 2003.
alpha01, "Mitsubishi Galant" #1310, 17 Nov 2003 10:40 pm
#1931 of 2502 Re: Observer--RE: [alpha01]
Apr 20, 2005 (6:44 pm)
"Sean, you can make all the excuses you want about the Galant's sales, and no longer going to fleets, but I recall reading recently that Mitsu is still doing about 20% fleet sales of Galants, higher than Camry and far higher than Accord."
I have to agree with Alpha. I have been to a Mitsu dealership-and there were several redesign '04's that were "off rental" (not dealer loaners) for sale on their used car lot. They were your standard ES models with the typical equipment. Asking $13,999. I bet you could get them "out the door" at $12,000.00 Talk about poor resale......But that's why I bought a '03 ES-it was CHEAP!!!
#1932 of 2502 Buy Low Sell Lower!
Apr 21, 2005 (6:02 am)
You're right if you buy right like I did '04 LS for $14,800 (V6 MSRP $21,992) you beat Accord and Camry which sell for at least $2,500+ more for the 4 cylinder versions, V6 would be at least another $3,500 more. Soooo, if I were to sell my '04 LS after 5 years it will be worth $8,200 at Trade-in values. My depreciation, $6,600.... While the Accord or Camry with V6 will depreciate to $8,900 and one's depreciation would be at least $11,000 from what they paid..... These Trade in Values are from Kelly for 2000 models with 50,000 miles in Good condition. Sooooo, you see Buy Low Sell Lower and still beat the class leaders at there own game...
#1933 of 2502 Re: Buy Low Sell Lower! [usayso]
Apr 21, 2005 (11:04 am)
I have a top of the line 2003 LS V6 car w/ every option. If you look KBB numbers, my car actually went up on resale over last year. Mitsu was suffering quite a bit from that 000 backlash, and their entire product line took a hit. But people were starting to realize what great cars they were for stupid cheap low prices on the used market. There are plenty of the ES 4 cyl cars still out there from the rental fleets, but the LS V6's and GTZ's are a lot harder to find and starting to command higher resale values.
#1934 of 2502 Keep on dreaming...
Apr 22, 2005 (4:59 am)
...but it's a nice dream to have - think of that beach house you always wanted and with Galant's increasing resale values it may be yours in a few years
#1935 of 2502 Re: Keep on dreaming... [cracovian]
Apr 22, 2005 (8:31 am)
What's a nice Isuzu/Pontiac guy doing in a place like this?
By the way, how much did you pay for your '04 GTO?
I've read folks buying them for $10,000 off MSRP..... using rebates and GM credit card discounts and secret slush funds that GM uses to push there product out the door.
Are you looking for another sedan or are you just thinking how can these guys be serious about this car?
Anyway, Happy Motoring!
#1936 of 2502 Used Galant questions.
Apr 23, 2005 (4:57 am)
I've been browsing through used car listings and find that Galants have attractive prices. Judging from this forum, I get the feeling some of them might have been rental cars. So, I'll probably stick to a private seller. Does anyone know if rental cars are usually the I4s or do they also use V6s? The other thing is long term reliability, as I need to keep the car for atleast 5 years. Typically I'm lookin at a '02 Galant with 30-40k miles on it for $8000. I'd appreciate any comments or suggestions. Thanks.
#1937 of 2502 Re: Used Galant questions. [serniter]
Apr 23, 2005 (8:39 pm)
I purchased a previous rental Galant LS '03 with only 15,000 miles on it. Almost all "off rentals" will be the LS w/4cyl. I have purchased many makes of previous rentals through the years. All have been reliable. With my '03, I got the rest of the 36,000 mile bumper to bumper and the 50,000 powertrain warranty. It now has 39,000 miles on it with no problems. With the "off rental" you get the remainder of the warranty---Where is the risk? I would think about spending an additional $1,000.00 to get you in to a one -year later model and a warranty.