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#2456 of 2502 Re: Debating if i should keep my 03 ES galant with 125k miles [amaeloeze]
Jan 22, 2010 (10:48 am)
If you've kept up with the maintenance then there shouldn't be any issues with it surviving. I recently sold my '99 Galant LS V6 (same generation as yours); it had 152K miles and everything from the power windows to the stereo still worked. IMHO the maintenance is key, including not just oil changes but the timing belt and other scheduled service. The weather in AR, specifically the harshness of winter, should be better so environmentally the car should like it more.
You might also consider switching to synthetic oil. I went from regular oil every 3K to synthetic every 5K. In the end it's less expensive & synthetic is considered superior to dino-oil.
FWIW I replaced my Galant with a 2010 Outlander GT, so I've confidence in Mitsubishi vehicles.
Also, if you do decide to replace it, more than likely you'll get far more for it as a private party sale than as a trade-in at the dealer. The dealer only offered $500 for my Galant as a trade-in but my brother-in-law sold it for me for $2500.
#2457 of 2502 hood problem
Feb 21, 2010 (7:48 pm)
Am I the only one who has a Galant that the hood is bending away from the fenders without having been in an accident? It seems to be bowing from front to back. It has been happening over time and now the hood is about 1-2 inches above the fenders. This is the wierdest thing. The hood stayed latched at first but now I can't even get it open. Time for a new hood but this must be a manufacturing problem. Anyone else out there with this problem?
#2458 of 2502 2005 galant
Mar 23, 2010 (7:08 pm)
Newbie here. My name is Thomas. Can anyone tell me how to disable the seat belt alarm in my 05 galant es?
Apr 13, 2010 (1:20 pm)
i have a 2006 galant w/ projector headlights and i installed a hid kit but, when my car is running and my lights are off they flicker so i have to leave my lights on all the time while my car is running. does anyone know how to bypass the daytime running lights
#2460 of 2502 Galant Transmission
Apr 27, 2010 (9:52 pm)
I have a 1998 Mitsubishi Galant, the tranny went out about a month ago at 143,xxx miles no prior warning just a whirring sound on the way to work one morning and that's it. I have had the pan dropped and have been told the bands are burnt and the lining is lying in the pan. I bought this car 2 years ago and haven't had any problems with it other than replacing the blower motor for the heat/ac. Exterior is clean no rust and doesn't burn a drop of oil although it could use a tuneup, gas mileage not so good lately. Can anyone help in locating a used transmission. The ones I have found all have very high mileage on them. Do you thInk it would be worth it to fix the car or to just move on to something else. Thanks for any help that anyone could offer.
#2462 of 2502 2005 Galant won't start!!
Jul 11, 2010 (2:59 pm)
I bought a 2005 galant from an auto auction. It has 48,000 miles on it right now. I bought it as is and there is no warranty on it. I bought the car in February and i have spent more time getting it fixed than actually driving it. When i first got it, they replaced my O2 sensor then about a month later i had to have my EGR valve replaced on it. It wouldn't turn over for me one day and i had to have to towed to my house. My battery is fine and so it my starter, everything comes on, the lights and everything. I had two mechanics look at it. I was told it was my fuel pump, so i replace the fuel pump, car worked for a whole day and then wouldn't turn over again. My uncle who is a certified mechanic sprayed carbon cleaner where the air filter is and it made the car start, but once he stopped spraying it, it died out again. Anyone have any idea what is happening? I have already spent close to 3000 dollars fixing this car, its really beginning to upset me cause the car only had one previous owner and seemed fine from the car fax, grrrrrr.
Jul 12, 2010 (10:09 pm)
believe or not, I am still driving my 1990 Galant....but only has 135,000m.. The big problem with it is that the AC has gone out....for the second time. I replaced the whole thing about 7 years ago, and now it is not worth it to do again, so I will buy a new car soon, after only 18 years. I can say it has been great except for the AC...no unusual problems. I certainly have gotten value out of it. I was thinking of buying another one, but several people knowledgeable about cars have warned me against it. Think I will get an Altima probably. I have no idea why I have been told to stay away from them...oh well. I have certainly gotten good value from mine.
#2464 of 2502 Re: 1990 Galant [gailalong]
Jul 13, 2010 (5:07 am)
There's no reason to stay away from a more current Galant. Your experience, as well as others like me, has shown that Mitsus are reliable cars. Mitsu is a small player in the US and there's occasional "gossip" that they'll leave the US. But they've repeated said they're committed to the US market. Here's a video they made to celebrate 3 million cars being made at their Normal, Illinois plant (home to Galant, Eclipse, and Endeavor): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX8j3HZWb40
Of course, the current Galant design is a little dated compared to others. That's not necessarily a bad thing; just that the normal 5ish year model cycle has run longer. You drive a 20 year old car now so I can't believe it would matter to you.
If I might make a suggestion, how about picking up a used Galant now, say a 2005-2007 model, and running it for a few years. You should be able to pick one up for a decent price. IIRC the Galant will be redesigned in 2012 so getting a used one today might set you up to buy a new one in 2-3 years.
I had a '99 Galant for almost 11 years and 152K miles before I moved on to a '10 Outlander this past December. This is the first time in my life I've been satisfied enough to buy the same car brand back to back. Not GM, Mercury, Mazda, Toyota, or Nissan have been able to earn my loyalty but Mitsu has.
Sep 16, 2010 (5:49 pm)
I was in an Accident with my 02 galant and don't want to give it up. the problem is the airbags came out and won't start wondering why? also what is the easiest way to fixe the air bag situation my self? and suggestion would be greatly appreciated.