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#2182 of 2502 95 Mitsubishi galant is messed up please help
Apr 30, 2006 (5:47 pm)
I have a 1995 Galant and it has 155 thousand miles on it i had an oil change and a engine tune up it was driving like brand new when i first got it then it became to drive sluggish not bad but enough to notice so we kept on trucking and after a week or so of every day driving it started to kick really bad and when you accelerate it studders and dont want to go but after a few seconds kicks back in and goes well now as we speak it wont go and when it idles it is so rough you get a headache from all the vibration and when you put into gear it kills right away can someone please help me solve this problem no dealers around here can please someone i am desperate
May 04, 2006 (12:11 pm)
I have a 2005 Galant GTS, thinking of installing HID Lights on my car, has anyone incounter any problems?
#2184 of 2502 Welcome Mr Segura! Mr Shakol! Mr. Strock!
May 04, 2006 (1:06 pm)
Please let us know how it works for you...
I'm waiting for the new led lamps coming out in 2009! Of course by that time I'll have sold my 2004 LS for something else but....
Hey... Thanks to all for posting here..
I'm just ranting BUT we do appreciate your time here and we have some very astute folks with answers....
#2185 of 2502 Re: New Galant Owner [galantfanatic]
May 14, 2006 (7:52 am)
I have a 2004 LS and I am pretty happy. I get the oil changed every 3000-3200 miles and wax it and maintain it well. Inside city driving, I get 300 miles on a full tank of premium. On highway, it is 400 miles.
I had the defective glovebox problem and it was fixed by the dealership here in Toronto.
The only problem I have and maybe it is a perception problem is that the brakes seem to be "ungreased"...when I put the car into reverse on the inclined driveway and release the brakes, their is like a 'groaning' noise. That's all.
#2186 of 2502 Re: New Galant Owner [ashwinir]
May 14, 2006 (9:09 am)
My glove box is better now, but not perfect. The dealership has a meeting/seminar thing they do with customers once a month, and I went recently. The service manager offered to try to fix it more by adjusting the dash instead of the box itself, said it would take a couple of hours maybe. I'm gonna take them up on that.
After talking with them the tire pressure monitor issue is resolved as well. I know they don't cost much, but they even threw in a digital tire gauge that I like much better than my analog one, which might have even been defective, as I get higher readings with it than the digital.
I too have the groaning noise on inclines when going into reverse. When we tried to recreate that in and around the dealership with the service manager in the car, it would not do it. On my driveway it does it almost every time. I didn't know if it was the brakes or tranny. I was told some noise is normal, and have seen that in literature as well. They said I could bring it back and try again to recreate this. We used some steep driveways in the area that they know of, it would not do it on them. I wonder if this could be something it does when the car is "cold" as opposed to "warm"?
The more I drive the vehicle, the more I like it. I've made minor adjustments to the seat and steering will tilt settings, and it's more comfy than I first thought. I just love it!
In the meeting they gave us a schedule of maintenance. It's for severe conditions, as the heat here qualifies for that. 3750 between oil changes (06) or three months. It's good to change it a bit earlier though.
My only other question would be why the CD player won't play CD-Rs, but says MP3 on it and has no jack for an external player. The manual says to use only factory discs (i.e., those with the "compact disc digital audio" label), and not to use CD-Rs. Not a big deal, but I wonder. I'll go through the manual again and see what it says.
Thanks for the reply and information. I hope your LS continues to do you right, and that you enjoy it. I drove one, and that six is pretty zippy, I was just worried about the mileage. Now that my tires are not border-line under inflated, I'm getting about 21MPG in the city, vs the low to mid 19s I was getting before. In retrospect I was pretty ignorant about tire inflation.
#2187 of 2502 Re: New Galant Owner [galantfanatic]
May 14, 2006 (10:31 am)
Hmm..you could have a point about warm vs cold. But I've never tried it anywhere but on the house driveway, where it is always cold! But there is some amount of groaning regardless. Even when putting it into drive after work (car is cold) on flat surface. It doesn't happen on other cars, does it?
On my system, I play CD-RWs just fine.
I bought this car in Oct 2004 when the gas prices hadn't exploded as they did in 2005 and especially after Katrina. Looking back now, a 4-cylinder Galant would be pretty zippy too. The original 2003 4-cylinders I used to rent up here are what made me look at the car in the first place because they were so much zippier than the Corollas.
#2188 of 2502 Re: New Galant Owner [galantfanatic]
May 14, 2006 (12:35 pm)
I also notice that when I'm putting the car into reverse, the transmission seems "hard" and not really fluid. And then the groan from the brakes.
May 15, 2006 (5:40 pm)
This car is real zippy around town & the shifts are pretty seamless, but the seats kill it for me. I've got pretty severe back & neck problems and just can't get comfortable. Luckily, I've only got it for a couple of more days. Just wish it had more seat controls so I could manipulate it better.
Don't think Honda or Toyota has anything to worry about here...the Accord & Camry really are a step above. Don't get me wrong, the Galant is a great "appliance" with a cost to match I'd suspect. But if I had to buy a midsized car right now, Mitsubishi wouldn't even be on the radar.
Don't mean to offend anyone here, just my impressions of driving the car around town today. A bit underwhelming actually.
#2190 of 2502 Re: '06 Rental [sandman46]
May 15, 2006 (8:09 pm)
Which version are you renting? The DE, ES, LS, or other? I wonder how many more seat controls the other two you mention have? Angle of the seat back, seat height and seat spacing relative to the steering wheel are pretty much standard. Maybe the other two have more settings for these?
Over time I've tweaked my settings on the seat and it's become more comfy for me. I test drove an Accord and Camry, but really test drove a Civic much more. I did like the seats in the Civic, just wish it had a bit more hip room. It's a smaller car though. The telescoping steering it had was one feature the Galant could sure use! I can't remember it having any more seat controls than the Galant.
I'm not offended by the step above comment, and most "experts" feel the same, thus the higher marks and recommendations for those other two. I'd say the masses agree with you, which is one reason that Accords and Camrys outsell the Galant. Part of that is also brand name buying, i.e., the reputation of Honda and Toyota.
It wasn't just cost that made me choose the Galant, though that was a factor. Honda and Toyota dealers were very high pressure, and left a bad impression. One Honda dealer tried to sneak in a paper to sign that stated if I liked the car I'd buy it! This was just to test drive the thing!
The Honda and Toyota dealers would not come down much, if any, off the sticker prices. And this in spite of the fact that the 07 Camry was due on their lot in a week. I couldn't get the great financing terms from them that Mitsubishi gave, either. All I heard was how it would be made up in residual value. I visited many dealers.
I'm the kind of person that analyzes decisions long after they've been made. The more I drive the Galant, the more I love it. Being different than the masses has appeal. The Galant exterior is so much more to my liking than the Camry, Accord or Civic. It drives like a dream.
Other than "because they don't have to" I can't figure out why Toyota and Honda don't match Mitsubishi's warranty. That was a big factor in my decision. My research showed the Galant to be reliable (real from previous models and predicted for the new), so it wasn't as if "you're going to need it for sure" was in the equation. What was in the mix was the other two makes breaking down. If you are the one in a thousand that needs the repairs after 36k or three years, that excellent reputation won't help.
May 17, 2006 (3:08 pm)
Just flipped the Galant for a Sonata at Enterprise and I'm quite impressed. Drives great and super comfy for the bad back, so I'm now a happy camper. Wouldn't even mind if my Sentra never came home. A bit more visual appeal than the Galant to my taste also.
If you'd have asked me about any Korean car 5 years ago I'd have said "no way". But now...I'd probaly very seriously consider it!!!!