Have owned this car for 22 years and currently have 153,000 miles on it. It has been remarkably reliable.
It handles crisply, has no squeaks or rattles, gets 35 mpg hwy/25 city. Power is undiminished from when it was new -- not a powerhouse by any means, but adequate. It has no rust. The exhaust system is original. Although the paint now has some sun damage from having been outside for its first 14 yrs, much of it still shines. For the past 5 yrs it has leaked a quart of oil about every 1000 miles. I've onwed 9 cars in the last 49 years, and this one is the best I've had.
Its reliability has been outstanding. There have been a few repairs over the years -- front end parts, distributor cap, radio -- but they have been remarkably few. I've always liked its drivability -- crisp handling, solid feel. It has been an amazing value in terms of miles driven for the dollars spent.
Hey -- it's a 22 year old car. They make them better now. But for a 1993, it's a great car.
Since we received this 'free' vehicle, we've had to replace the transmission, the distributor, and about 4 other guages/sensors that I can't even remember. We've spent almost $4,000 on this car that Edmunds.com values at about $600. It is now burning oil at a prodigous rate. The passenger front window doesn't work, and sometimes you have to hit the driver's side in the door to get it to work.
The a/c blows cold. After tune-up, it gets about 26 MPG in combined city/highway driving.
We have owned a 1993 Galant s sine 1994 and it has been an excellent car - better maintenance than an Accord. We particularly liked the auto four speed the over drive button on the gear shift. It has a six speaker stereo which sound really great. It's an attractive car inside and out. The only draw back has been the last two years the suspension had been less than stellar. Given the age of the car I'd buy another if they sold them in Canada, new.
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