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Its a B.A.M! - Bummin' Around Mobile!
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By Virgo'sGalant
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1997 Mitsubishi Galant DE 4dr Sedan


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I got my 1997 Mitsubishi Galant cheap off of Ebay with 173,000 miles on it. I replaced several OEM parts and upgraded the wheels/tires. This car gets good gas mileage and allows me to keep wear/tear off the two family cars. Its 2.4L engine is torquey. I will upgrade the brakes / suspension next, then add a new air intake.


Best Features

It's basic and simple. It is light enough on its feet and handles well.


Worst Features

Okay. I wish the DE model had power door locks. It is a bit of a pain to reach over and unlock the doors to let folks in, but then again, I commute with this car and rarely anyone rides in it but me. :-)


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Good car for price
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By Minneapolis
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1997 Mitsubishi Galant DE 4dr Sedan


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I have had this car for 5 years and have been very happy with it. I have been looking at new cars for about 12 months... and it is just so hard to convince myself to have a car payment when my Galant just keeps going and going. I haven't had any major troubles with it. The transmission has always felt funny - like it was going to go - but never has. It is a good car and it has surprisingly quick acceleration on the highways (for a 97, 2.4L sedan).


Best Features

Its reliability and full size spare.


Worst Features

Seats that fold down, better wipers, and ABS.


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Very Uneven
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By SV
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1997 Mitsubishi Galant DE 4dr Sedan


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Bought it used at 38,000 Excellent Performance, Good Handling, very Torquey engine. Good Brakes, Sharp Steering, but very over geared. At 75 on fifth, I find myself trying to upshift to a higher gear. Had to replace gearbox at 70000. and electic roof at 50,000. Admittedly I have put 82,000 in a little over 3 years. The same kind of milage I used to put in my 91 Camry which I had to kill after 230000 miles due ro rust. Would I buy another mitusbishi? Probabaly not. Would rather pay the premium for a Camry.


Best Features

Performance, performance, Performance


Worst Features

Terrible cloth seats, worse than velco in picking up dirt and stains. Very cheap roof liner.


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Great Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Mcam
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1997 Mitsubishi Galant DE 4dr Sedan


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My Galant has over 100k miles and it still runs great. I've had no problems with this car. It is solid and reliable. I have the 5 speed std. It is quick and handles nicely in corners.


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Good Basic Car
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By Zarkov
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1997 Mitsubishi Galant DE 4dr Sedan


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I own a '97 Galant DE and as compared to a '98 Accord I leased, it is an excellent and much less expensive replacement. It's lighter, and less refined than the Honda particularly in how it feels on the road and the interior design, but I have found it to be a bit quieter, and a better value when considering an Accord might cost 2X.


Best Features

Quiet interior. Somewhat comparable to the Accord for much less. Good appearance. Had been 100% reliable.


Worst Features

Better radio. Needs armrest. Put the radio antenna in the windshield please.


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