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#901 of 2502 Love this car
Nov 29, 2001 (7:30 pm)
I bought an 02 GTZ in October. Took advantage of the 0-0-0 because I plan to pay it off in 11 months, so it's free money. I agree with the comments on the interior needing some upgrading - but the carbon is much better looking than the fake wood was; and the leather is much better than the leather on a Camry or Accord (they remind me of cardboard!)The sunroof cover could be beefier, and the armrest storage bin is a fraction too shallow for CDs.
The car looks great and handles incredibly well. My wife has a 2001 Audi A4 Quattro and I'd rather drive my GTZ - better pickup and feel overall(though on a winding road in the snow I guess I'd take the Audi.)
For the money this car cannot be beat. We had a '92 Galant that never needed anything but brakes - hope this one holds up as well.
Noticed the comments about Bell Mitsubishi in Jersey; Action Mitsubishi in Nyack, NY treated me pretty much the same way. When I asked if he had a GTZ I could see, he told me that he didn't think so but I could go up the road and wander around their storage lot to see what they had!
However, White Plains Mitsubishi couldn't have treated me better. I e-mailed them with a request and they called two hours later with an excellent price - no pressure, no haggling. It's a small no-glitz dealership but I'd recommend them.
#902 of 2502 Help needed
Dec 02, 2001 (1:40 pm)
My 95 Galant ES has about 87k on it. This morning I found that when I pushed the recirculation switch to let the outside air in, I heard a very loud clicking noise coming from behind the glove compartment. I opened the glove box and reached my fingers inside I could feel some sort of vibration. Now, I have to drive with the air recirculating in the car 'cause I can't tolerate the annoying noise. Does anybody know what's causing the problem? Thanks.
#903 of 2502 Re: Help Needed
Dec 03, 2001 (12:28 pm)
Maybe you have some debris in the air intake, like leaves and small sticks that might be swirling around in there.
#904 of 2502 steve109
Dec 03, 2001 (2:09 pm)
Thanks for your info. But how do I find out whether this is the problem? Is it easy to get access to the air duct? Thanks in advance.
#905 of 2502 0-0-0 deal/questions
Dec 07, 2001 (11:22 am)
Hey all, I'm new to this board, I have found it helpful thus far. My family is actively pursursing the purchase of a Galant with the 0-0-0 program. I'm a bit confused however; we want a 4clyinder with ABS... on the corporate website, the ES is listed as having ABS as a $610 (MSRP) option, but in the Galant brochure, the only way to get ABS on the 4cyl is the LS model, and we don't really need or want the sunroof. So does anyone know if the ES-4cyl is ACTUALLY available with ABS?
In addition, after reading this board and calling a few dealers, I now know that the 0-0-0 deal actually means that you make no payments for the first 12 months, but once the payments do start, you pay a 9.9% interest rate. According to the dealers, people choose to refinance this loan, and that was confirmend by a few posts on this board. My questions to anyone who can help are: when is the best time to refinance? (can it be done immediately after signing the deal?), what questions should I ask the dealer, and/or my credit union/bank, and does it really pay to still be making payments on this car after the powertrain warranty is up? We are used to Toyotas and have never had a Mitsu- can I expect solid reliability from this Galant, now in its 4th model year? Consumer Reports ranks this model as having average reliability, and I do not know how thrilled I am with that.
~Thanks in advance for all your help.
If you prefer to email me, feel free at jmc415psu.edu.
Dec 07, 2001 (1:07 pm)
Pay no attention to brochures as they often have little mistakes. ABS is available as a stand alone $610 option on the ES. As for the 000 deal, call your credit union and make sure you can refinance the car after a year's time as a new car. If they allow that, make sure you find out how many miles you can put on the car and still keep it in the new category. Don't refinance right after you make the deal or that nullifies the 0 payments and 0 interest. I would wait until the year is up before refinancing as long as your bank allows it. I would also set aside some money each month so you can put a nice chunk down at the end of the year to take advantage of the 0% interest and thus lower your payments.
#907 of 2502 Ingtonge18
Dec 10, 2001 (8:02 am)
Thanks for your information, I had hoped to get a couple more responses, but I suppose given the Galant's limited owners base, I shouldnt be surprised. As a side note, the most recent Consumer Reports survey marks the Galant as having worse-than-average reliability, down from the average rating in their April auto issue. NOW I have SERIOUS reservations about BUYING this car. Too bad, its a good deal. Any one willing to offer reliability comments on their 99-02 Galant?
Dec 10, 2001 (8:46 am)
#909 of 2502 initial quality
Dec 10, 2001 (3:50 pm)
We've only had our '01 V6 for 6 months and 5K miles but it's been excellent. In initial quality, it ties my 92 Camry V6 as the best on any new vehicle I've purchased, and that includes 2 other V6 Camrys. How will it hold up in the long run? Don't know, but my wife was tired of boring looking/driving vehicles. None of the decent looking (in our eyes) cars out there have stellar reliability records like the Camry/Accords and such. The last new Camry we bought (97) has been the worst so we weren't falling over ourselves for another one. I don't think the Galant will be less reliable than any domestic. Comes down to what you really like and need. If the car starts having issues down the road, I'll just buy something else. If we were going to buy new right now, I'd probably buy the Galant again because there's nothing out there I like better today than there was six months ago. Although I'm not crazy about the new grilles on the '02 Galants.