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Mitsubishi Galant, Sedan
#33 of 67 Eagerly Anticipating New Galant
May 29, 2003 (10:17 am)
Mitsubishi is at its best when releasing a new model after it has had a few years to study the competition. The redesigned 97 Mirage had all of the good stuff the much improved 93-97 Corolla contained, at a much lover price. Much like the somewhat decontented 97-2001 Camry, it seemed to me that the current Galant was not as much of an improvement from the mid-90s Galant. I look forward to viewing how much Mitsubishi has learned from the *knockout* redesigned Altima and Camry. New Accord has a surprising design defect, the supposedly wonderfull engineered front seats pinch my lower back.
The Altima is a tough one to compete with. The v6/5 speed Altima competes very well with many sporty and near-luxury cars in terms of performance. I have been very happy with my Reagan-era turbo Mirage and my current Mirage, I have a lot of respect for Mitsubishi engineering, the company sometimes hurts themselves by not having enough standard equipment, that does not appear to be a problem with the 04 Galant.
#34 of 67 agreed... somewhat
Jun 03, 2003 (5:25 pm)
Perhaps I was too quick to judge the Galant based on what I saw at NYIAS.
It seems that only the performance type model will have those very ugly tailights and body treatment... but there's still that 80s Aiwa boombox console to deal with... we'll see.
What about side curtains? Will they be available on the bread and butter 4cylinders?
#35 of 67 Where can I find the specs for this car?
Jun 05, 2003 (12:24 pm)
I know a manual will not be available which is sad.
#36 of 67 Galant talk
Sep 06, 2003 (5:30 am)
Does anyone really care? Mitsubishi went and spilled all the beans at the car shows earlier in the year. Honda's strategy works much better in gaining more posts on edmunds boards. Hide everything until the last minute. Then we'll all be surprised rather than going "Oh, man. I saw this a year ago. At the car show."
#37 of 67 When will the 2004 Galant be available at the dealers?
Sep 13, 2003 (10:45 am)
Does anybody know when the 2004 Galant will hit the dealers? I really liked the looks of my previous Galant ( 1995 Galant ES ). The only thing that I thought it needed were:
1. a more powerful engine
2. more leg room in the back
3. a more silent engine ( very important )
4. Less road noise
5. better material for the interior dash
I guess the newer Galants with V6 engines are already more powerful. I would think the rear legroom must also be better in 2004 model.
So, the only things ( I am mainly concerned about ) that remain to be seen are if the engine is quieter than the previous year models and if the cabin gets less noise from the road and from the wind.
If Mitsubishi has already fixed those problems, the 2004 Galant is bound to attract a lot of buyers if they price it right.
#38 of 67 Engine...
Sep 13, 2003 (1:55 pm)
Should be quieter.
#40 of 67 Not going to get same buzz as Altima did.......
Sep 20, 2003 (7:14 pm)
Realize when the Altima came out, all these people were talking about it. It was the buzz of the country. Then, it became Car of the Year, and Nissan got into revival process. Is it me, or is Mitsu trying to do the same thing, and get out of there "ONLY 16-30 year olds drive" it image? If they are, they're definitely not getting the same buzz as they wished too. The 2004 Galant was unexpected to me and probably to you when I went to the NY Auto Show earlier this year.
We'll have to see about it. Not so impressed with styling though. What kind of direction is it going in?
#41 of 67 Mitsubishi styling:
Sep 20, 2003 (8:35 pm)
I don't know who is styling their cars but their direction since the 02 model year has been not good. I'm hoping with the guy from Hyundai coming over to run Mitsu he can get a good design team in there. Mitsu had some good styled cars in the mid to late 90's period. I don't know what happened.
#42 of 67 Mitsu styling
Sep 21, 2003 (5:42 am)
I like the styling of the Lancer Ralliart and the Sportback. That's it. The Galant looks like a bloated camry. What happened?