I bought my 2000 Mitsubishi Galant when it was one year old with 17,000 miles and kept this for four years. It's been very good to me. I have had no repair problems. It was my first car, so I can't really compare, but I gotta agree it's fun to drive compared to some other cars I've driven like Subaru AWD and Dodge Sedans. The Eclipse was as much fun to drive, though. I agree it's a good car for females. I'm 5'4 1/2'' and this car is a perfect size for me. I understand my 6'2'' husband has very little leg room, at least it has more than his Mirage. And It must be not enough space for children in the back.
it's a good reliable car from a Japanese company.
The seatbelt often doesn't retract back on its own. So it hangs loose and get stuck on the door. And the windshield doesn't wipe very cleanly even if with new wipers.
I' ve never felt safer in a car. My Galant is easy to drive, reliable, and trouble free. With regular maintenance, you'll keep driving it forever. It has 105,000 miles on it now and it still drives like new. The only major "investment" was a timing belt changed at 85k (typical I was told). Besides the ususal: brake pads, tires and that' s about it. The day I sell it I will buy a new one.
It's been good to me for a very reasonable price when bought new. Praises from me include, decent engine power, good gas mileage, great looks, and fun to drive. Small complaints would include the limited-small trunk pass-through, the back seat only fits two (2) kids car seats, and it's hard to see the air conditioning light during the daytime. Ours also seems to have an affinity for attracting summertime hail storms (two so far). Overall, great vehicle with no maintenance problems...
styling and fun-to-drive quotient.
a brighter A/C light, and bigger trunk pass-through (like a back seat fold- down)
My Galant has 72K on it, and it has been an awesome car with no major issues except a glitch with the radio that I fixed myself. Still handles well and looks great. Would highly recommend. I especially love the way it handles, and the engine is peppy enough to be a V6 even though it is only a 4-cyl. In fact, I bought this from a dealer and the sales guy was bummed because it was the car he was driving around... keep up the great cars! Looking to possibly upgrade to SUV but will certainly look at Mitsubishi - if it drives as great as this car, I will be happy!
Quick pickup and lots of space - very comfortable ride
Get some more interesting exterior colors! Really can't think of much else to improve...