I bought this Galant in Dec. 2003 with only 34K miles on it. Since then (about 1.3 years), I've driven it 26K miles. Absolutely no problems. It is fun to drive, gets very good mileage (30-35MPG highway), and is a great value. Mine has the 5-speed tranny, which I highly recommend for fun-to- drive factor and to avoid problems others seem to have with the automatic.
build quality fun to drive factor gas mileage value
Do something to improve the resale value. I don't understand why I was able to buy this car for $5,500 when a comparable Toyota, Mazda, or Honda would have been a lot more. I'm happy I was able to buy it cheap, but may not be happy when/if I sell it.
The only problem that we have had is
that you need to have the balance shaft
looked at over 100,000 miles mark. Our
the shaft broke at 160,000 and caused
some damage. Other than that, the car
has been really sporty and handles like
For a four cylinder, its very fast. The
handling is great and the ride is
smooth and comfortable.
The balance shaft is the week point in
the engine and service is needed on it
more frequently than usual.