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Mitsubishi Galant, Sedan
Oct 22, 2003 (4:43 pm)
Not quite.........didn't you know the heavier your car in the road, the more stable it is UNLESS your engine is a 4cyl?? The v6 3.8L 230 hp. engine is perfect for this 04'Galant model, i don' see any problem on this - what do you think??? I also heard that they might introduce a 5-speed auto or manual transmission by middle of next year.
Oct 23, 2003 (8:43 am)
I think that the car is somewhat of a disappointment. To add to your list, you forgot about side curtian airbags, and lower fuel economy figures than competing vehicles, which is where the heavy weight and no 5sp auto comes in as a negative. 3650lbs. is VERY heavy for a midsize, front drive entry. The 3.8L produces 230hp and 250lb. ft, which is decent, but again it has to pull around those 3600+ lbs, which I'm guessing is going to make the car feel less than agile (like the class leaders in handling- 6, Accord)
"didn't you know the heavier your car in the road, the more stable it is UNLESS your engine is a 4cyl??"
Please explain how number of cylinders correlates to stability/traction. I was under the impression it had to do with suspension, tires, rigidity, weight distribution. But I may be wrong.
Anyway, the Galant looks to me an undistinguished entry in this market. Incentives, incentives, incentives....
#60 of 67 Galant has hit showrooms
Nov 04, 2003 (7:49 pm)
Went by Joe Gibson Mitsubishi today and they had a few new Galants in stock.
The car looks good, and the ES was priced for $18,997 before destination.
Nov 08, 2003 (10:41 pm)
I have a 2000 Galant DE that I love, but my lease is up at the beginning of January so I am considering the '04 Galant. I haven't seen one in person yet, and I'm totally torn as to whether or not I like what I see in the photos. I mean, my 2000 is *great*-looking; looks like an older-style BMW. And though I prefer the black door handles etc. to the color-keyed ones, I will probably get an ES so that I can get side airbags.
As for the packages, I tried building the car on the Mitsubishi site. I tried to select the ES with the leather package (includes side airbags) and ABS, but it seems that if you select the leather package you also have to select the sunroof package and diamond package ... but I'm totally not interested in a sunroof or an upgraded stereo! So is this supposed to mean that if you want leather you have to get all the other extras? I hope not.
Also, I am considering the 2004 Volvo S40. Apparently the 2005 is a major redesign, so there's like $7k off the MSRP of the '04. Plus, the Volvo gets a way better insurance quote than the Mitsubishi. Can anyone give me pros or cons to getting the Mitsu vs. the Volvo? Thanks!
P.S. Disregard my screenname; it was created when I actually wanted a Passat. Then I test drove it. Yuck.
#62 of 67 Test drive
Nov 14, 2003 (6:52 am)
After 10 miles of test drive of 4 cylinder of 2004 Galant, I know that is going to be my next car. Rock solid and stable ride feels like a highend German.
Nov 14, 2003 (3:40 pm)
The Galant DE comes surprisingly well equipped. Same equipment as the Honda Accord LX, which costs more. Wonder why anybody even wants to jump to the LS with the DE and ES so well equipped.
Nov 15, 2003 (4:30 pm)
one non-word: V6
Nov 16, 2003 (9:16 am)
I don't need V6 power.....
Nov 16, 2003 (9:05 pm)
so dont get an LS. you said you wondered why people would upgrade, and I gave you a reason...
Nov 18, 2003 (2:02 pm)
This vehicle is being removed from our Future Vehicles list tomorrow, so we'll close this discussion then and join other enthusiasts in the active Mitsubishi Galant discussion. Thanks!