by philsie on Oct 25, 2006 Vehicle: 1994 Mitsubishi Galant GS 4dr Sedan
I bought my Galant GS (manual) new in Jan. '94. It has had no ultra-major issues over the years, just the tie-rods problematic were and it need frequent alignments (and tires). I replaced the timing belt and a few weeks later the water pump died (always get them replaced at same time). I had a valve break off a piece; which cost about $2,000 to replace. I now have about 155,000 miles on it and I'm getting around 27 mpg in city driving. The power is missing from the good ole days but my milage has improved. It burns a little oil but otherwise I expect I could run it up to 200,000 miles. I have the original transmission (but it's a manual and even after grinding numerous gears over 13 years it still shifts fine - though sometimes first is a little sticky to get into).
by james gary on Mar 25, 2006 Vehicle: 1994 Mitsubishi Galant LS 4dr Sedan
Bought the Galant LS model new in '94. It's been a really nice machine to drive. It gets great gas mileage and has good handling. I have made several long trips with the Galant and its very comfortable and reliable. The only problems have been with the window motors and lately starting problems. Even though it now is a little rough looking due to lack of care and several teenage drivers, I would still hate to part with it.
by vision-car aflame on Jul 22, 2005 Vehicle: 1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan
Within the first year I replaced: starter, alternator, transmission, belts. In the recent year, I've replaced the radiator, water pump, 3 alt./pwr. string belt, battery, distributor cap, etc. I've had doors lock/unlock by themselves, and motors on windows go bad. This car stinks.
by geek squad on Oct 31, 2003 Vehicle: 1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan
Bought used from a friend. Garage
kept, routine maintenance, had 100k
when purchased. Rode great for the
first year I had it. Then I experienced
electrical problems--power windows'
motor breaking (wasn't able to roll
them up,happened in december,great
timing!!!),power locks had a mind of
their own (got locked out several
times).recently (133K) had big
problems,water pump needed to be
replaced along with heater core. heater
core part only existed in JAPAN!!! and
costs $700. so i warn you about
certain foreign cars...they could cost
you big bucks to fix.
by sicko on Oct 22, 2003 Vehicle: 1994 Mitsubishi Galant GS 4dr Sedan
used its-a-piecey galant 8000
break down and new water pump in
another state 1500
break down and new water pump in my
wheel bearings gone plus other stuff
to get it going again 500
trading it in within a year of
ownership and having to tack 8000 onto
a new car loan ....
by gone4seconds on Aug 12, 2003 Vehicle: 1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan
Overall has been a great car and I've
more than gotten my moneys worth with
over 8 years of continued use. Only
major mechanical problem was replacing
a transmission at 110k miles which was
a bummer because I am rigorous about
regular maintenance and checking and
changing fluids but other than that
the car has been rock solid reliable.
I had some minor electrical problems
with the car during the first year but
everything was repaired under
warranty. Ive thought
about upgrading the last couple of
years but cant bring myself to spend
$25k to buy a comparable vehicle when
this car offers similar features and
comfort and is still going strong.
Dual airbags debut on this totally redesigned sedan. Four trim levels are offered, ranging from the low-level S to the luxury ES and sporty GS models. An automatic transmission is standard on the ES and LS models. GS Galants come with a twin-cam engine rated at 160 horsepower.