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#2270 of 2502 Consumer reports did say some nice things too.
Feb 14, 2007 (9:33 am)
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/pricing/best-new-vehicles-under-25000-40- - 6/overview/index.htm
Of the 47 vehicles on the Consumer Reports most-reliable list, 39 were from Japanese automakers. Six came from the domestic automakers, and one each came from South Korea and Europe. Twenty-one Toyota vehicles earned top ratings. Honda had 11 vehicles at the top of our ratings. Ford, General Motors, and Subaru each had three, Mitsubishi and Nissan each had two, while Hyundai and Mini each had one.
But my reason for owning a 2004 Galant LS besides the great 5 year bumper-to-bumper warranty, the free 44,000 maintenence program (free oil and services), the smile the V6 puts on my face when I pass 2 cars on a windy road, the best thing about it was it only cost me $14,800 new 2 years ago... The $6000 rebates and nice year end discount from my dealer provided me a substantial automobile for the same money as a Civic.
Would I buy another... Might if they provide incentives like that again. I had an Eclipse before the Galant. And if the next generation improves the interior like they have elsewhere in the world Mitsu might have another Honda guy gone Mitsu.....
#2271 of 2502 An updated on my '06 Galant ES + general Galant talk.
Feb 28, 2007 (8:37 pm)
It's been eleven months now. All is well!
The dealership fixed the glovebox to my satisfaction, it's flush when shut now. They gave me an extra oil change for the trouble.
Edit: The TPMS sensors were correct when going off. The dealership gave me a digital pressure gauge, they were reading low, and since inflating the tires while cold, it's been perfect. This is a great safety option!
The vehicle was tinted in the spring with Madico tint. Made a huge difference in the heat. Put one of those solar shades in the front window when parked and that helped even more. From a vanity standpoint, it looks better with tint, too!
No major problems. A rock flew off a truck and chipped the paint, bought touch-up at the dealership. The took the VIN and not only did I get my color, but the batch, too.
I think the frame groans at times, low speed when turning (like backing out) or on inclines. Couldn't get it to do that at the dealership, it's very infrequent. Not a big deal at this point.
Overall I'm very satisfied with the car. My friends have an '06 Galant ES, and no problems of any kind for them.
As to '07 models...
Saw several Ralliarts at the dealership. Orange and red were the only two colors, and none had navigation. Nice vehicles. Should have asked to test drive one, didn't dawn on me until now. D'oh!
Didn't see any ES models on the lot with the package that includes the Rockford stereo, they only had those on their Ralliarts where it's standard.
My color, Titanium Pearl, has been dropped, though another color, Satin Meisai Pearl, looked light gray on a cloudy day. I'm wondering if the Meisai might not look light green in some lighting conditions, because both my friends and I have seen light metallic green Galants, though the sales reps had not heard of a green one. Meisai looks green on the Mitsu website, but I learned on my car search that websites and real life color matching is not accurate.
Consumer Reports has lowered the reliability rating to average. They've also lowered it to the first recommended tier, not the higher second one it once was. Not sure why they did this. I've been confounded by their "logic" on more than one occasion, especially when viewing used car ratings. It doesn't always add up.
The dealership said that the next model year Galant should bring a new body style, but had no photos of it, just the new body style '08 Lancer. I love the 04-07 style Galant.
In summary it's been an excellent vehicle to date. The '07s have continued on the improvement trend, with better packages (I would have got the $1000 sport package that adds the Rockford stereo and other goodies if it had been available on my model year) and side curtain airbags front and back, plus the standard sportronic transmissions, among other things. So the four cylinders are quieter now? Nice, though mine doesn't much bother me.
I'm still driven to thrill every time I get behind the wheel!
#2272 of 2502 rear end trouble - PLEASE HELP!
May 11, 2007 (9:09 am)
i have a 2003 galant. i bought it used. there is a problem that i dont know what it is! when i go through a small pot hole or a minor bump the rear end of the car shakes left to right like as if it is sitting on an untightened bar that the body shakes left to right (almost a jerky slap of the fishtail) Does anyone know what that is?! PLease help! also the car when driving to work this morning it was a little wet and rainy the rear end was swaying left to right lilke a fish tail slowly but steadily. freaked me out! please help!
#2273 of 2502 Re: rear end trouble - PLEASE HELP! [nitinbud]
May 17, 2007 (9:08 am)
Wow that sounds bad. Did u check before buying if that car was in a accident? Some wrecks are superficially fixed, titles washed, sold to unaware owners and then problems start. Have a reputable technician at ure near Mitsubishi dealer inspect ure vehicle. Run a Carfax report ASAP!!! Go take ure Galant to a Mitsubishi dealer. Dont jeopardize ure security and life driving a unsafe car. And i mean any make and model. It could happen to anyone and any type of car.
#2274 of 2502 Re: rear end trouble - PLEASE HELP! [mirde98]
May 17, 2007 (9:37 am)
hi! thanks for your response! so you dont know what the problem is? let me know if you have an idea! thanks
#2275 of 2502 Re: 2002 Galant Problems by bagladie [kcannava]
May 17, 2007 (8:58 pm)
I'm also having the same exact problem with my heater. Did you ever find out what was wrong with yours?
#2276 of 2502 Re: 2002 Galant Problems by bagladie [chad567]
May 17, 2007 (8:59 pm)
I'm also having the same exact problem with my heater on a 2003 Galant. Did you ever find out what was wrong with yours?
#2277 of 2502 Re: 2002 Galant Problems by bagladie [bap2]
Jun 13, 2007 (8:49 am)
bagladie, I had that problem on an 03 Galant. Your best shot is to take it to a dealer. The problem is the Heater control valve is controlled by a small motor. This motor is located in a dumb location. Not easy to get to. It will probably cost between $225 and $300, just guessing. It is a problem that Mitsu should be well aware of.
Jun 13, 2007 (8:53 am)
I have an 03 Galant. AC just stopped working (not good in Oklahoma). Compressor never turns on, low side pressure is good, fuse is good, swapped relays around. The AC indicator light is on. Any suggestions on where to go from anyone.
#2279 of 2502 Re: rear end trouble - PLEASE HELP! [nitinbud]
Jun 23, 2007 (7:56 pm)
Sounds like either a ball joint or control arm bushing issue. You need to get it to a front end shop ASAP!!