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Mitsubishi Galant, Sedan
#991 of 2502 almost 14 months of ownership
Mar 20, 2002 (6:33 pm)
I purchased an 01 LS on Feb. 5th 2001. I now have 14,420 miles and have had no major problems. I had a minor rattle in the dash 6 months after purchasing the car. It was fixed and has not come back. The only other thing is the weather stripping around my headlight casing came loose a week ago. Got that fixed today. I can't be happier. Those are the only problems I've had in over a year of ownership. I think that really shows Mitsubishi is just as good as Honda, Toyota, and others. My friend had her Toyota Camry's transmission work on 2 or 3 times before it even hit 13,000 miles! It still doesn't work right. My Galant still looks brand new and rides quiet and smooth as it did the day I drove it off the lot. I'm looking forward to purchasing another Galant or at least another Mitsu when I get it paid off in a year or so.
#992 of 2502 Likes and Dislikes depends on your taste! :)
Mar 22, 2002 (6:37 pm)
I am seeing a lot of talks about how some people like the changes in 2002 and some don't. If you read my post #966, I like my 2000 model's look, but not so much of the new 2002 model's look.
Yes, the 2002 model looks more agressive while 2000 model looks more "elegant/classy". 2000 model does have the BMW look, but that's not why I like it. I don't want my car to be a copy-cat of a fancier car. But the point is what you like and don't like really depends on your taste and style. I don't think we need to argue any further about this!
Mar 23, 2002 (6:10 am)
Who is arguing? People are just stating their opinions right?
#994 of 2502 Frt disc rotor Galant'99
Mar 24, 2002 (10:32 am)
I'm wondering,if somebody could me recommend good sources where I'd buy decent frontt rotors discs for my GalantV6'99.
Very appreciated for your advice ,guys.
#995 of 2502 Re: Front disc rotors
Mar 26, 2002 (8:29 am)
Go to www.thegalantcenter.com - the people there have sources for rotors and other aftermarket parts.
Apr 04, 2002 (12:24 pm)
I'm still disgusted with my 2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES (15,400 miles). Problem after problem after problem. I may sound like a broken record but I have learned my lesson to never buy anything with the Mitsubishi name again. I've had the warped rotors (3 times), the rattling glove compartment, the flapping rubber around both headlights, 2 recalls, the sorry service departments, and now a dead battery. It's just ridiculous to have so many problems with a new car. BEWARE OF MITSUBISHI!!!!!!!!!! I'm going with the new Altima next.
#997 of 2502 RE: More Problems
Apr 08, 2002 (4:11 pm)
Every manufacturer has its share of lemons, and you quite obviously got one. Back in 1996 I bought a new car and thought that finally I would have one of hte most well-built and reliable cars on the planet: A brand new Corolla.
The 1996 Corolla today enjoys one of the best reliability ratings for 1996 used cars, and tons of them are on the road looking every bit as good as they did when new. I know two people with that generation of Corolla, one a 96 with 110,000 miles and the other a 94 with a very-low 140,000 miles. Both cars are cherry, and are still solid and dependable.
Mine, on the other hand, was a lemon. It was in and out of the shop constantly for silly things like wind noise (poorly sealed windshield), a plethora of rattles (four distinct ones from tha dashboard alone), and my favorite, interior and instrument lights with their own oppinions as to when they should work (the radio was on the same schedule). Eventually, 7 months after purchase, Toyota finally decided that it would be cheaper to take the car back than to keep servicing it.
The irony is that on my way to the dealership to give it back, a full-size GMC pickup crossed the center divider and hit me head-on at a combined speed of 85MPH, totalling the car. This collision, however, demonstrated Toyota quality far better than my niggling problems did, as the driver of that pickup (1994, air bag equipped) broke his wrist and collarbone, while I walked away with a scrape on my forehead (the airbag), bent frames on my glasses, and minor abrasions on the insides of my arms (airbag again). The passenger cabin of that Corolla wasn't at all deformed, despite the car being more than 2 feet shorter than it was minutes before.
I didn't buy another Toyota, but that was only based on thier lack of rebates at the time. I know that despite my getting a rare lemon, it is a fantastic car.
Likewise, Mitsubishi makes a pretty good product as well. I know this from experience, having owned a 1988 Mitsubishi that never missed a beat. My 2002 Galant so far has had such catastrophic problems as a squeek in the drivers seat 9to be fixed at my next oil change) and poor fuel economy, which has improved significantly since I hit 5,000 miles (went from 19 up to 25 MPG).
I also own a mid-sized Saturn L200, and used to have a Honda Accord (1993), and this Galant is not only the nicest of the lot, but also the most solid-feeling. Its not perfect (small back seat, below average fuel economy), but for the price it is very competitive and a quality product.
I'm sorry you got a bad one, but it is just that, a bad ONE.
#998 of 2502 Agree with Lawman again!
Apr 09, 2002 (11:58 am)
My mother owns a 1994 Chrysler New Yorker. The timing belt went while my brother was driving the car with his permit for the first time, causing the water pump to go as well. The computer has been replaced two times already, the car has a constant clunk, the speedo would shoot to 120 when you were doing 30, the transmission went, power seats are out of alignment, one day we were driving home down a busy road, the air stopped working, the windows wouldnt roll down, the blinkers wouldnt work, no lights, all the dash lights come on inside the car, no windshield wipers....it was problem after problem with the car and today the car only has 60K miles on it and is still physically falling apart....but i know there are some people that buy nothing but chryslers or people that love their cars.
No matter how much you hate your vehicle, the name or whatever, there is always someone that loves their vehicle (that carries the same nameplate) and is faithful to that brand.
I am on my second Mitsu, the first i had to replace a 02 sensor, that was all the unscheduled maintenance in 7 years.
Now, my 2nd mitsu has 13K miles on it at 7 months old. So far....so good.
#999 of 2502 Electrical gremlins?
Apr 11, 2002 (12:56 pm)
I'm pretty close to purchasing a 1999 V6 GTZ Galant with around 28K miles on it that seems to be in very good shape, however the electrical system concerns me. Not being familiar at all with Mitsubishis, I'd appreciate some feedback on this one:
Both power mirrors were dead due to a blown fuse; one of the bulbs for the turning signal was burnt; the dealer replaced the bulb and the fuse, but then found out that the wiper washer pump and the horn are dead... I'm wondering if there might be a common source for all this, or if Mitsubishis are prone to electrical problems. I'd hate to be chasing a short behind the dash for the next 5 years. Also, is premium fuel required for the V6?
#1000 of 2502 Re: Electrical gremlins
Apr 11, 2002 (3:18 pm)
There was a recall for the combination (turn signal, lights, wipers, etc.) switch. Maybe it was never replaced. Don't know about the mirrors. Yes, the V6 requires premium fuel.