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#643 of 2502 One more thing....poor resale value
Apr 08, 2001 (10:26 pm)
When I was having numerous problems with my car a few months ago, I talked to the dealer about trading my car in for a Toyota Camry. At just under 10,000 miles on my 2000 Galant ES, I was offered a measly $11,000 for trade-in. Keep in mind I had just bought the car less than 6 months before for $18,000 (including tax and title). That only added to my frustration with the problems I was having with my Galant at the time. Adding more frustration are ads that I have seen in the paper advertising used 2000 Galants. One dealer was selling a 2000 Galant ES for $11,500. I have no idea what the mileage was on the car, but talk about depreciation. Also, the local Mitsubishi dealership sells used 2000 Galants ES for about $13,000. I knew I should have bought a Honda, Toyota, VW, or Nissan. At least the car looks great!
#644 of 2502 Fuel Door fallen off on a 99 ES
Apr 09, 2001 (9:00 pm)
My fuel door on my 99 galant had just fallen off when I was washing my car, the dooris made out of plastice not metal, hmm, does any one know where to get another door other than the dealer?
please let me know
#645 of 2502 Bearing Problem in Diff
Apr 10, 2001 (12:12 pm)
I have a 96 Galant S. I've got 50K on it and I am getting a noise in the front right (as you are sitting in the car). My trusted mechanic is 95% sure its a bearing going in the diff. Anyone had similar probs, is this something that is usual at 50k with this car. Any thoughts would be appretiated, having read this board I realize that I too have the shaky Galant syndrome and perhaps I am looking for a group that knows my pain! THanks. Cam
#646 of 2502 Peterslaw & Marak88
Apr 10, 2001 (12:13 pm)
Regarding your corosion problem, ALL corosion related problems should be covered under the corosion warranty, I didn't check, but it should be at least 5 years. Luckily, I live in the high desert and rust is the least of my worries! As far as that fuel door falling off, that's DEFINATELY covered under the warranty, assuming it wasn't intentionally vandalized or incorrectly opened. If you have a problem w/ your local dealer than you can always take it to another Mitsu dealer for that service. Good Luck!
#647 of 2502 Anybody had the spark plugs changed on the V6?
Apr 11, 2001 (10:41 am)
I have a 2000 ES-V6, and am wondering how much the labor cost is for changing the plugs. This is supposed to be done at the 30K mile service, and apparently requires the removal of the intake manifold to get at the rear plugs. If you've had the 30K mile service performed, how much was charged for the entire service, and how much time was charged for the plug change?
Apr 11, 2001 (12:48 pm)
The dealer told me that the V6s have platinum sparks - and they get changed every 60,000. The price he quoted me was $400, when I asked how much it was to change the plugs only. (he must have thought that I was asking for a 60,000 mile service since that's what it costs - $400).
#649 of 2502 To: galantdriver2
Apr 11, 2001 (2:44 pm)
Hmmm, I've never seen anything in my manual that says I have platinum plugs. Maybe they changed from 2000 to 2001? Does your manual say plug change at 30K or 60K ("normal" maintenance schedule)? Mine says 30K.
#650 of 2502 plat plugs
Apr 11, 2001 (8:52 pm)
if you look under the hood of the V6 galants, there's a sticker that says the car has plat plugs. The '99-'01 V6 galant all have plat plugs.
#651 of 2502 Recall/Resale
Apr 12, 2001 (10:26 am)
I'm glad to hear that I am not the only that is fed up with the falling resale value of the '00 Gallant ES, as well as the numerous times I've visited the dealer, for yet another recall. Now I hear that there's been a recall on the transmission fluid/hose compartment of the vehicle. I'm still debating on whether I'll suck up the loss and trade it in for something else. The only reason that I've kept it this long is because I enjoy the ride/feel of the car. Unfortunately, I haven't had any problems with the "shaking." I've had an Accord once before, so I don't want to go there again. I was looking at the VW Passat, but I'm concerned about the 2 year/24,000 mile basic warranty. Isn't that the worst warranty period ever?! If I keep the car for another 4 years and pay it off, I'm afraid the dealer will still laugh at me when I try to trade it in. Any suggestions/recommendations?
#652 of 2502 plat plugs for v6 : cbnearla
Apr 13, 2001 (6:07 pm)
cbnearla, I refer to the severe maintenance section since i do short trips 90% of the time, and it says 30K for non platinum and 60K for platinum and non platinum. The dealer also told me that there were plats in mine: i guess they use plats because it's such a pain in the manifold to get the rear ones out. i'll look under the hood to verify if i do indeed have plats.