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Mitsubishi Galant, Sedan
#67 of 2502 Too much complaining
Jun 14, 2000 (2:08 am)
MPEVZNER, I am new to this page but your complaining is tiresome already. If so called established 3rd pary experts are not satisfactory then who do we go to for advice? You? I recently purchased a 2000 Galant ES for 60 months 0.9% and love it. I traded in a Nissan Altima, which was reliable and had a nice 4 cyl engine but was just ugly. I think Mitsubishi did it right with the new Galant. The styling is original the engine is adequate, though I wished it did have a 5-speed, and the price and special financing rates are unbeatable in this price range. I've only had it about 3 weeks but so far so good. It has a nice ride and feel. Some people need to find different outlets for there frustrations. If you don't like the car trade it in and move on....
#68 of 2502 mitsu galant
Jun 14, 2000 (2:26 am)
i just purchased a galant from a dealer who avertised it as 97' but when i checked the VIN no it showed me that it was purchased in the month of DEC 97'.... so how do i know whether its a 97' or 98' model car and is there any difference bet' 97' and 98'...if any can let me know i'll be really happy.
#69 of 2502 MPEVZNER
Jun 14, 2000 (3:52 am)
Let's take a vote here. Of all the Galant owners in this forum who thinks their car is a piece of junk? You're in the minority MP accept it & move on.
#70 of 2502 MPEVZNER - Go drive your Porsche
Jun 14, 2000 (6:49 am)
YO - SHUT UP on your complaints. I LOVE MY GALANT. I drove it from LA to Chicago and it drove like a dream. 00 LS Well, gee, there is one thing wrong, MP, I keep running out of road cuz my car rides so smooooooth!! My car is blessed in the city and blessed on the highway!
Seriously dude, you need to get a LIFE!!!
#71 of 2502 mpevzner Works For HONDA!!
Jun 14, 2000 (7:04 am)
HE'S a SPY......... the dirty Dozen, Hitler of the Galants. Spray 'em down boys. Mitsu came out with a "kickin" machine (the Galant V6) and now they're trying to take us down.
As a great man once said, "Son, it's not where you start but it's where you finish." So far Mits has finished with an outstanding product. Next year will be even better hopefully.
The BEST is YET To Come!!!!
MMGC - Millennium Mitsu Galant Club...
Anyone want to JOIN MMGC ??
#73 of 2502 00 Galant GTZ Problems
Jun 14, 2000 (8:18 am)
I bought it in January and feel pretty happy with car so far. Idle was smooth for first couple thousand miles but started getting rough and noticed engine vibration more on park or in neutral. Had more hesitation when flooring it also and felt that car wasn't as fast as before. Took it in to dealership and had 12000 mile service done to it. Car feels like it was running new again so don't know what they did to make it run good again. They said nothing was wrong with my engine and idle was smooth. Any idea what could've happened to my car and what dealership did to fix it? I've been putting 92 octane gas from good gas stations so dont think its the gas. Changed oil every 3000 so far also. I think for new car, engine should be smooth and worry free. Used to driving smooth Hondas and Toyotas. Overall happy with car because not that many people have GTZ's but wish this was AWD turbo model available in Japan with 280 hp with manual tranny.
#74 of 2502 MP whiner
Jun 14, 2000 (1:45 pm)
just one question - if you can afford to buy Audi, BMW or Mercedes why did you buy a Galant? If you can afford these all-German cars then just trade your Galant and your whining will be over! And this forum had enough of you already.
Jun 14, 2000 (2:37 pm)
Here is some information about VIN Numbers (at least I am pretty sure this is accurate):
1st number = Country (4 = US)
2nd number = Make, E=Eagle, A=Mitsu, P=Plymouth
3rd number = Vehicle Type (3=Car)
4th number = Seat Belts? (B=Manual, C=Auto)
5th number = Line (S=FWD models, T=AWD, etc.)
6th number = Price Class (Higher number=higher trim)
7th number = Body Style (4=Hatchback)
8th number = Engine size (dunno how it's determined)
9th number = A verification code, to verify the other data. (I dunno how that is determined either)
Here's the important one for you...
10th number = Year, A=1980, B=1981. They skipped I and O (probably so they wouldn't get confused for numbers), so J=1988 and P=1993. (so in your case if the 10th number is T, then your car is a '97 and if it's a U, then you have a '98)
11th number = Plant by Make (K = DSM in Normal, IL)
12-17 = Serial Number, Assumably sequintial, but some manufacturers use encoding of more data here, e.g. I think Harley used only even number in even years. DSM may incorporate some such system as well.
For example VIN # 4A3BS44T3PExxxxxx would be aa US made, Mitsubishi, Car, made in 1993 and came out of the Normal IL. plant.
I hope this helps.
#76 of 2502 Just ingore him!
Jun 14, 2000 (11:54 pm)
Posters like MPEVZNER aren't new to these forums. There was a similar poster in the Honda forums.
If you ignore these whiners, they will go away. They can't stand being ignored!
And he is thinking about buying a Audi !!??
He has no idea what real troubles are!!