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Mitsubishi Galant, Sedan
Jul 14, 2001 (3:23 pm)
Its a very peppy car. I went from an 1996 Eclipse to a 2001 GTZ and I must say the Add peppy is appreciated. I enjoy this 4door car very much. I have had an air bag (SRS) light come on and the service department determined it was the passenger side airbag module which will soon be replaced under warranty. They have already experienced that problem with the 2001 Galants and Eclipses. Well I noticed that it would come on and off when I adjusted the passenger seat. I looked underneath the passenger seat (front of seat) and noticed a yellow wire cover. Assuming this to be the wires for the module I simply made sure that the taped up connection was in properly and since then I have not seen the (SRS) light come on since. From that morning until now (7pm). I have not seen the SRS light come on although when you start it does take 1 second longer then normal to go out. Does this deter from my purchase? Hexk no! It's a very good car and its everything I need and more.
I have tested drove a Honda Accord V6 and the peppines is not the same. The Accord was very sluggish but does pickup speed once you give it more gas. However with the Galant GTZ all you do is touch the accelerator and it goes. Now one thing I liked about the 2001 Accord is that it had a 6 disc cd changer and very bright headlights. The sound system itself sucks. The GTZ headlights are very dull (Shame on you Mistu. how am I to see at night!). I bet the 2002 will come with 6 disc cd changer but it's not the end of the world!
The ride is more stiff and responsive on the 2001 Accord v6 but the 2001 GTZ is very bounce and rolls with plenty of body lean. Nothing that a strut tower brace for front and rear can't cure (Mitsubishi Motors of America....hint...hint).
What sound me was the peepiness, the comfort of the ride and the low level of noise at red lights. You don't even know the engine is on or not! Impressive but I have to tell it striaght.
#772 of 2502 uhm Mitsubishi Galant ES sucks!!!!!!
Jul 15, 2001 (11:49 am)
ok the 99 Galant we have has "ONLY" 63,852 MILES NOW. and its already needed a timing belt and guess what???? the stupid TRANSMISSION is going out the dealer said. It takes always usually TWO times to start it, and then it makes alot of noise, gosh this car is only 19 months old and has only 63,852 miles on it, why does this sucker have soooooo many problems gosh? and look we used to have a 95 Galant ES and it only had 169,020 miles on it, and the MOTOR BLEW UP!!!! these are trash not cars.haha...bye.
Jul 16, 2001 (5:32 am)
What do you mean only 63k plus miles! That is a lot for only a 99. That's the highest I've ever heard in only 2-3 years. What do you expect putting 30-40k plus miles a year on a car. It sounds like you drive your cars to death. Timing belts go out between 60-70k miles so that is normal its just that you usually hit 60-70 after at least 4 years of ownership. As for your 95 thats not bad to last 169k miles. None of the American cars I owned before my Galant made it to 100k without big issues ie tranny, motor electrical. 169k is good for any car especially when you put that many miles on it in only 4-6 years. I wouldn't put that much on my car in 12 years. Your problems are obviously operator caused.
#774 of 2502 My 2000 Galant ES Review
Jul 16, 2001 (10:15 am)
In the spirit of give and take here’s a review of my 2000 Galant ES-4cyl, (13,100 miles), which I bought new about sixteen months ago. I live in western NY and firmly believe you can’t honestly judge a car before driving it through all four seasons. Also, I believe leasing a car is not as big a commitment as buying it, so I tend to pay more attention to a buyer’s evaluation. I’ve been driving for over thirty years and have owned and driven many cars.
Good price/performance/style value. High government crash test rating. Good all around gas mileage (I get 26-29mpg in the warm weather with no highway and no real city driving). Stylish looks—people notice this car. Quiet at idle and at steady speed with windows rolled up. Unusually responsive standard 4-cyl(6-cyl is marginally better and not worth it, in my opinion). Stops comparatively quickly. Good trunk size and usability. Good visibility. Large glove box. Good (poor treble) sounding radio. Good heater. Good headroom. Gauges and controls well laid out. Pleasant and easy to drive. Fairly comfortable front seats.
Insufficient room in the back. Driving in snowy, slippery conditions, the car sometimes exhibits a dangerous lack of control when exposed to even moderate crosswinds. I’m very sensitive to this and others may not notice this quirk until they slide into a ditch, or worse. Also, overall slightly vague steering response. (The dealer has checked out the car and claims it performs up to specifications.) Slightly higher revving engine than one would expect. Head-scratchingly stupid velour material covering the armrests, which have already begun to wear. A/C often ineffective below 40 mph. I HATE the position of the emergency brake lever. Painfully high depreciation rate, which may be improving slightly. Poor headlight design. Some spare parts hard to find. Amazingly unresponsive and uncooperative dealer.
The zero percent three-year finance deal at the time of purchase forced me to take a look at the Galant – also the dealer’s willingness to sell it for about $450 above “true invoice.”
Frankly, were I shopping for a comparatively priced new sedan today, I would probably not put the Galant at the top of my list, but would definitely consider it, and depending upon market conditions, might buy a Galant again. However, there are lots of surprisingly good new car deals as I write this, and I would check them all out before committing.
#775 of 2502 Car above 100k
Jul 16, 2001 (4:42 pm)
In my opinion, any car that can go above 100k miles without much majors deserve my respect ..
Timing belt at 60k is normal, especially since it's been like working non-stop ... Transmition at 60k maybe a bit early, but doesn't mitsu have that 5 yr or something like that warranty on tranny?
Well, anyway, for everyone else .. warranty gold has this $450 off on their extended warranty.
#776 of 2502 Hey truckdude1
Jul 19, 2001 (8:50 am)
If your 95 Galant was so bad, why did you get another on in 99? I think the stats on both your cars are impressive. You should be happy.
#777 of 2502 Mitsubishi transmission problems
Jul 19, 2001 (12:51 pm)
The Misubishi engineers screwed up the design of transmission cooler lines. Overheating is the #1 cause of failure of automatic transmissions. Mitsubishi has issued a recall on these faulty transmission lines, but if you've put enough miles on your car already, the transmission is probably damaged. Too late. Most people in this conference are in the $30K -$40K range, so we've got more horror stories coming
#778 of 2502 Re: Transmission cooler lines / mpevzner
Jul 19, 2001 (2:40 pm)
Why are you trying to scare people with your message? The recall states that, due to a fault in the manufacturing process, the transmission cooler lines COULD leak, which would damage the transmission due to lack of fluid. If your transmission cooler lines are replaced before they begin leaking, there is NO damage to the transmission because of this manufacturing problem. I realize you apparently had a lot of problems with your car; fortunately most of the rest of us haven't. You have a right to your opinion as to the quality of Mitsu vehicles, but no right to try to scare people with INACCURATE info.
Jul 21, 2001 (7:04 pm)
Where are all the Galant owners?
#780 of 2502 Why the Galant?
Jul 21, 2001 (7:39 pm)
Just wondering why people picked the Galant? As opposed to a Maxima, Camry, Accord, or whatever. Price? Handling? Quality? Appearance? Etc.