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#1984 of 2502 2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES (Re-post of earlier message)
May 12, 2005 (9:49 pm)
I too was looking at a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES that's loaded with the works. Its done 80K miles. It runs pretty good and I got it checked at meineke's and the mechanic said he couldnt spot any problems with it. But still my friends (and the mechanic) insist that I should not buy it as they say that Mitsubishis dont run past 100K miles. If i buy this one, I think i will most probably keep it till its past 100K miles. So if someone could help me out and let me know if mitubishis really
are not that relaible? I thought that since they're Japanese cars, they should be quite relaible. Help!
PS: Thanks Pat for the correction. I really didnt mean it that way (and I really didn't know it meant that..so sorry! Thanks for letting me know.)
#1985 of 2502 Re: 2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES (Re-post of earlier message) [sudeep]
May 13, 2005 (4:03 am)
No problem, thanks!
May 13, 2005 (12:21 pm)
Mitsubishis are just as reliable as other Japanese brands but their image was soiled by using Chrysler components in the Eclipse in the mid-late 90s, which was one of their best selling cars. Their own engines are solid performers and can easily run 200k+ as long as its taken care of. There are no known mechanical defects as far as the engine is concerned. The automatic tranny can be a weak link, but its always due to owner neglect. If the tranny's fluid is replaced at 30k intervals, you can expect about 170-200k out of it. If this is not done, the tranny can start slipping by 100k but can often be limped along for another 20-30k before failing completely.
I used to own a 93 Diamate that I bought used. I sold it with 173,000 miles. It only burned about 1/4 quart of oil between 3k oil changes. Everything was original on the car, including the alternator, AC compressor, and all power equipment. It always started on the first try and never left me stranded. Few cars can claim this level of reliability. I only had problems with the front brake rotors warping due to lugnuts being put on too tightly by tire shops and the interior fan motor burned out. It also ran into a stalling problem at 165k, but I was able to fix it myself by cleaning the gunk out of the throttle body. By the way, I sold this car to a college student back in 2000 and I recently saw my old car on the road in the same condition that I left it in. It has to have at least 200k on it by now!
So, the statement that Mitsus don't run past 100k is just plain false. There are lots of high mileage good running Mitsus on the road. I think its just another case of "its different so it must be junk".
#1987 of 2502 Ralliart Edition Galant
May 13, 2005 (5:33 pm)
Went to a little ship party at MMNA on Thursday May 12 where we sent the first truckload of the PS 24 Eclipse off to Cally-forney. They had a large screen set up showing various Mitsu models including the 2 SEMA Ralliart concepts, Galant & Endeavor, performing maneuvers & under scrutiny at auto shows. They then announced they would be built next year for release as an 07 model.
This only makes sense seeing as how we have all the necessary ingredients right there & I'm not saying it's been hammered in stone but it's as close to an official announcement I've yet heard. I saw both vehicles at the Chicago auto show & thought they were really well thought out. Right now I have no idea what standard or optional equipment will be. I'm guessing that a 6 speed manual will be available in both, as well as the 5 spd auto. A 6 spd stick AWD Endeavor with the new MIVEC V-6 would be pretty original I'm thinking. Not a whole hell of a lot of something like that cruising down the highway right now.
I would simply have to have the Ralliart Galant !! End of discussion.
#1988 of 2502 Mitsubishi Reliability
May 14, 2005 (8:04 pm)
To sudeep and everyone.... Mitsubishi's are as reliable as any Japanese car. As ingtonge18 says..... Problems started when the hot selling Eclipse started using Chrysler's Neon engines which are known to daily break downs plus those cars made in Normal IL, for some kind of reason the build quality is not up to the japanese built. I have a 1998 Mitsu Mirage DE coupe with 1.5L 12 valve 92hp with 4/AT. My car has 105,050 miles on the ODO and it NEVER.....belive me...NEVER had left me stranded. My best friend just bought a 2004 Galant DE. She loves it. But i have a friend that has a 97 Eclipse and its been troublesome. 96 Galant and interiors are falling apart. I know Mistubishi is having rough times now..... partly because since 1995+ most of carmaker improved quality and Mistubishi sunk themselves using HORRIBLE Chrysler engines and parts......how dumb. Now they are trying to improve the image. Im a truly beliver of Mitsubishi. I know they will make it. As long they come up with fresher products...new cars and made standard safety features like side and curtains airbags, ABS and all the good stuff.....they will make it. Look Hyundai. They had the worst cars....now they are highly desirable. So if they did it.....Mitsubishi can do it too.
#1989 of 2502 1st 2000 miles, 2004 LS Galant
May 15, 2005 (7:51 am)
So far I am very much enjoying my new car. It handles quite well - sturdy suspension, ABS, TC, smooth shifting, strong acceleration, and confident braking.
Avg. MPG so far: lowest 23, highest 25 in mixed highway/city driving (note: likely could do better if I could stop testing how quick it can go from 0 to 60 : ).
Concerns: (1) occasional "creaky" sound that comes from dash (radio and passenger side) when driven over moderate to harsher bumps, (2) driver comfort (lower back) improving, but still a bit of a problem for me - old car had more lateral support, (3) ceiling insert has twice popped out of its seal as it meets the back of the sunroof, (4) brake dust accumulation.
Positives: (1) great sound system and controls, (2) still liking the look and function of the dash and gauges, (3) the larger size of the car - I'm the guy who traded in the 2000 Galant, (4) fit and finish of the exterior, (5) very sporty animal in an executive skin - pretty impressive for a car under $20,0000, (6) only car like it in my small town of 35,000.
Other people tend to react very positive to the styling or very negative. I've not recalled hearing such polarized opinions about the style of any car like I've heard about the Galant. On the other hand, all those who I have taken for a spin have been extremely positive about the ride, their comfort, and interior appeal.
I certainly hope that Mits. finds a way to thrive. It would be a shame to deprive those who enjoy their products the chance to consider future Mits. models and purchases. Mits. Galants (love them or hate them) provide for additional car world diversity. I'm very glad I have one in my driveway.
#1990 of 2502 Re: 2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES Won't Start [mustangpoppy]
May 16, 2005 (6:45 am)
I have a similar problem with my 1996 galant S very wierd don't know what it is .did you fix it!
#1991 of 2502 2005 Galant GTS - where are the 8 speakers??
May 26, 2005 (5:34 am)
I need some help, just leased a new GTS and the window sticker describes the stereo system as having 8 speakers. I can only find 6. I called the dealer they said it is a misprint, there is only 6. The GTS they have on the showroom also has a sticker stating it has 8 speakers. This seems like a mighty big misprint to me. Anyone have any info on this? My salesperson looked at the car and consulted with the repair department and couldnt find the last 2.
#1992 of 2502 a guess about the speakers...
May 26, 2005 (6:50 am)
My guess would be there is a speaker in each door (4), 2 in the trunk under the rear dash, and 1 in each A-pillar above the dash (2), for a total of 8??? This is just my guess from looking at interior shots of the car on the 'net.
#1993 of 2502 Re: a guess about the speakers... [1racefan]
May 27, 2005 (6:31 am)
these are the 6 i have found - 2 in trunk, 2 in front doors, 2 in dash - no speakers in back doors....even the salesperson and service dept couldnt figure out where the other 2 are.