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).
Didn't really want to buy a "foreign" car, but it's been the best decision I have made in a long time. Just regular maintenance, no irritating repairs. It is so dependable. Love the zip of the engine, love the heat in Minnesota and the cool in Arizona. Do they still make good cars like that? Yes, it does have a lot of plastic on the inside, but I did buy a "cheap" car not a Mercedes. I got my money's worth and more.
Heater/Air Conditioning. Very good engine.
Improve the interior, not so much plastic and improve the cruise control and its switches (Hidden)
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.
Performance, performance, Performance
Terrible cloth seats, worse than velco
in picking up dirt and stains. Very
cheap roof liner.
This car has been ok, but when it was 5
years old the transmission had to be
replaced. Also the interior integrity
was very poor. The leather seats wore
from sliding in the car, the stereo
system whent out completely, plus the
electric antenna stopped working and
had to be replaced and it stopped
working again. The outside seems to
dent very easily. I have loads of dings
and dents, just from parking in a
parking lot. I feel a car should be
more resistant to simple dings.
I like the style and looks of the car,
very classy looking with the spoiler
Improve the electronic system and make
the exterior body stronger.
So far this car has managed to cross
several mountain ranges, a desert and
near-arctic conditions, survived a
five day road trip with cats, and
gotten through some of the worst
bumper-to-bumper traffic while
commuting to work every day! Best car
I have ever owned!
Well I have the sliding moonroof,
which is nice for sightseeing (I can
pull over, stand up through the roof
and shoot pictures). The CD/Tape deck
is nice too, because I listed to music
on CD but most roadside places only
The cup holders are in a stupid place
(right on the dash by the stereo).
They are great to reach while driving
but get in the way of the stereo
buttons when they are full. Other than
that, it's perfect.