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#2307 of 2502 2009 Galant Info
Oct 28, 2007 (8:05 am)
The 2009 Mitsubishi Galant will NOT in fact be redesigned. Instead it will be refreshed again with new machine-finished alloy wheels for the Ralliart version, new front grille with the spilt theme eliminated, new redesigned sporty lower intake, new hood and bumper theme and slightly modified exterior headlight housings.
This means the planned redesign may be pushed to an extra two years, till 2010/2011 or at least a few years away from now.
#2308 of 2502 Re: 2009 Galant Info [mack9]
Oct 28, 2007 (8:15 am)
That's bad news. I've a '99 LS that has served me very well for 134K miles (and counting) and I would easily consider a new Galant to replace it. However, I really don't care for the current styling and wouldn't buy the current model. That the V6 still requires Premium doesn't help either.
While I like my Galant a lot, after nearly 9 solid years of ownership I am tiring of it. It is the longest I've ever owned a car. I'm not sure if I can go another couple of years before replacing it.
#2309 of 2502 Re: 2009 Galant Info [mack9]
Oct 28, 2007 (4:51 pm)
For those who want an early look at the slight re-skin the Galant is receiving for the 2009 model year, please click below:
It's not much of a change... Also, it is expected that the mechanicals are virtually identical to the current car.
So yes, we will likely have to wait until 2010 for the redesigned 10th generation Galant.
#2310 of 2502 Re: heater not working on Galant [jtmob]
Nov 04, 2007 (9:39 pm)
Hi did you get anywhere with the galant heater module? I have the same issue.
#2311 of 2502 2003 Galant ES 4 cyl 48k miles
Nov 06, 2007 (9:04 pm)
Owners manual recommends that the timing belt on this Galant be replaced at 60k miles. What are your experiences? Do you guys think I can take chances up-till 90K (as it is recommended on Toyota Camry)? And what other things should be done along with the timing belt?
Thanks in advance
#2312 of 2502 Re: 2003 Galant ES 4 cyl 48k miles [milkyway1]
Nov 07, 2007 (10:26 am)
I wouldn't push it to 90K, but that's just me.
You should replace the water pump along with the timing belt. You should also replace any drive belts (these are belts that your car has in addition to the timing belt). The reason for replacing the drive belts is because they have to be removed anyways to access the timing belt. So, by having these replaced, tell the mechanic that you are willing to pay for the new drive belts themselves, but not for additional labor, as he would have to remove, and re install the old belts anyways.
#2313 of 2502 Can someone answer my question???
Nov 08, 2007 (7:55 am)
I have a 2002 galant as of the other day the heat stopped working, however the blower still works but is only blowing cold air.
Does anyone know what the problem could be or have you ever had this issue?
#2314 of 2502 Re: heater not working on Galant [beaujest]
Nov 08, 2007 (8:02 am)
DID you get anywhere i have the same issue as well???
#2315 of 2502 Re: Can someone answer my question??? [jonathan1980]
Nov 12, 2007 (12:31 pm)
I have an 2002 Galant and I had the same problem starting last spring. It was summer in Michigan so I didn't worry about not having heat at that point. This fall I had the thermostat changed and that did not fix the problem. Two weeks after I had that replaced my car starting overheating and leaking coolant. I had to have it towed to a local repair garage. I just recieved a call that my heater core needed to be replaced and that it was leaking. I was told that it should take care of my heat problem and the overheating problem. Good luck, I would recommend to start saving up, this repair is going to cost me $855.00. The whole dash has to be removed to get to the heater core.
#2316 of 2502 fading exterior paint
Nov 13, 2007 (10:35 pm)
I purchased a silver 2004 Mitsubishi Galant and the paint is fading so extensively, it looks as though the car is 15 years old. I am a mother of three teenage boys and money is hard to come by. When I can finally afford to buy a car that was built in the same century ( 2007) that I am living in I EXPECT the automobile body paint not to have fading paint...expecially when the car was built in 2004.
I know I am embarrassed to drive my car in public., however, I put all my savings into buying this car., not knowing there was an external paint problem.
The only request that I have with Mitsubishi is that they reimburse all of the Galant owners, that have fading exterior body paint issues...a credit of a minumum of $1500.00 with customer's choice of colors to paint their vehicle at their nearest automobile body painting shop to have these vehicles repainted in a proper manner. If need be pay for rental vehicles for the duration of the painting process.
The least the Mitsubishi Car manufacturer can do is get us a supreme exterior automobile paint ( especially without lead) on their expense.
I have never been so disappointed in an automobile as I have with my 2004 Galant.
Maybe someone has a conscience within the corporation to make this right. Not all of Americans have the money to repaint their vehicles due to corporate neglect...
What a shame that we ( Americans) have to fight to get what we pay for.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!