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Mitsubishi Galant, Sedan
Oct 29, 2000 (8:32 am)
I recently bought a '99 Galant ES. Three reasons why I bought it, speed, speed and speed. The way it accelerates and it's smoothness, in my opinion, outperforms it's competitors. Camrys, Accords, Civics, etc... are all good cars but they're so boring! Everyone and their cousin drives one. I wanted to drive something different on the road and I though a Galant was different. I've read lots of positive feedback about the car and few negatives. But when I tell people I bought a Mitsubishi, they say " A Mitsubishi, why did you buy a Mitsubishi?!!". I've heard though that Mitsu had problems with their previous galant models but they improved their 1999 and 2000. I hope I made the right choice in terms of dependability and quality (?)
#394 of 2502 2.8% Advertisement fee on GTZs?
Oct 29, 2000 (3:35 pm)
OK. I did my homework here on Edmunds & went to buy a GTZ last weekend (Let me say that I have used Edmunds before so I trust their advice). Walked on the lot and a salesman said they were selling GTZs $100 above invoice. Armed with knowledge I was excited about getting a deal close to the TMV. When I set down to talk numbers they stated "Oh, $100 over dealer's invoice" (base invoice+Dest charge+2.8% advertisement fee) and they didn't want to sell the car any lower. I could agree with everything but the 2.8% (Edmunds says 1% or $200). They said 2.8% was mandated by Mitsubishi. By the way, they showed me holdback of over $400 (Edmunds says no holdback for GTZs). Taking all this into account I negotiated a fair price, but what was the dealer really doing? Anyone run into 2.8% advertising on GTZs before?
#395 of 2502 Galant "check engine"
Oct 29, 2000 (11:20 pm)
I have '94 galant Es which has about 76K miles on it. I bought it when it had 72k on it. I was a bit paranoid about the vehicle since it was a used one. But the vehicle has been really great so far, except that the "check engine" light came up a couple of times while the vehicle was on the move. I don't know what the problem is..but it goes off after I slow down or stop the car and start it again. I saw a few similar complaints (#324 and #329). Has anybody else seen the same problem and if so, do you know what the problem is due to??
#396 of 2502 Does Anyone know if there is a Strut Tower Brace/Bar for the 99 Galant?
Oct 31, 2000 (1:38 am)
Does Anyone know if there is a Strut Tower Brace/Bar available for the 99 Galant?
#397 of 2502 Strut Tower Brace
Oct 31, 2000 (1:55 am)
The one from the 99/00 Eclipse GT will fit on the 99 Galant. I have one for my GTZ
#398 of 2502 Vac, where and how much did you pay?
Oct 31, 2000 (2:12 am)
Did it make any difference?
Oct 31, 2000 (3:56 am)
I've seen some guy selling strut bar for the galant on ebay for like $34-38 bucks.
Oct 31, 2000 (2:27 pm)
id had a 93 galant and i was looking for a 2000. went to mitsu to look at the galant, took it for a ride felt crampt and bumpy, went to nissan took the altima for a ride and felt like there was more leg, shoulder, hip, head room and the 16" wheels made the car ride smoother and handle better, and the interior has velor seats as the galant has cloth. and never have to worry about changing the timming belt because the altima has a timming chain.
Dont what to bust anyones bubble IMO opion the altima is a better, more polished car that love to go fast.
#401 of 2502 What can $7200 get you?
Nov 03, 2000 (4:21 am)
I have a 2000 ES and today I got a 91 Camry LE V6 loaded with the work with only 53,000 org miles and mint conditon for 7200. It was one of those owners who like me gets really picky about everything about their cars. I hope when my Galant gets up in miles and yrs I could sell it at a decent price.
#402 of 2502 Galant is safer than Altima
Nov 03, 2000 (10:37 pm)
silverride, I'm glad that you're happy with the Altima, and made the right purchase decision for you. Unfortunately, you may have wanted to consider safety in your comparison. The Galant is much safer than the Altima.
I went to the Nissan dealership to look at the Altima, but it felt and looked tinny. Perhaps, that's the reason for its marginal safety ratings.
Additionally, I have side-impact airbags on my Galant.
I am unsure of your criticism of the Galant's handling and ride. Many auto journalists from leading auto publications (Car and Driver and Consumer Guide) have applauded the Galant for these exact characteristics.
Also, the Altima is not as fast as my ES V6. This engine is also much smoother than the coarse 4 banger in the Altima. The 4 cylinder Galant that I test drove was very smooth.
The Galant offers 16" tires, as well. Perhaps, you test drove models that didn't offer the 16" tires.
The past body style of the Altima was decent. But the current design of the Altima is worst than the blandmobiles from Toyota (Camry) and Honda (Accord).
The Galant is hard to beat.