by mhannah1 on Feb 3, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
My daughter was in a terrible accident at a very high rate of speed on the interstate. The front end was unrecognizable. My daughter walked away without a scratch. This car can sustain major front and side impacts. We truly believe this car saved our daughter's life. We bought it brand new and never had a problem with it, very reliable. We will be looking for another one as a replacement.
by buckstalker on Aug 30, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
My wife found this car for my son.
It had 100k miles on it.
It was the first car I bought with 100k miles.
My son has been traveling back and forth from college with this car and it's been a very reliable car NO PROBLEMS.
We have had the car now 4 years and it's hasn't cost a penny for maintenance other than normal oil changes and such.
by pubmain on Mar 29, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
The only thing my GTZ excelled in was handling.
Superb handling for a FWD.
I've already avoided two serious accidents from idiots failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
I literally pulled some McGuyver moves on the road with this car.
However, the exterior and interior is plagued with cheap manufacturing and design.
This car is an absolute embarrassment to be top dog in the American Galant lineup.
Models overseas make this thing look like a POS.
The premium fuel gets extremely annoying and I wish I would have purchased a Hyundai or Ford Mustang for the same price.
My advise, get a used Chrysler Sebring v6 if you don't need to leg room
by Mitsu2002 on May 31, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Edmunds has helped out a lot so I decided to give back and contribute via a review. I own a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant with 121,000 miles on it. I had it since 2003. It is a very very reliable car. Any Galant 2002 and up has a very smooth steering and heavy bass sound system that comes standard, which no one really knows about. Japanese cars are the most reliable but this model has two major flaws. 1. the Galant's engine coolant system is made out of plastic, so after about 100,000 miles, it may melt and start to leak. Another is that brakes have to be changed often (about once a year). Over the last 7 years, no repairs needed! Parts are not that expensive. Other than that, enjoy Mitsubishi power
by Ralli_Rules on Jan 17, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought my galant in 2005 used with 56,000 miles. All in all it has been a pretty decent car, its not blazing fast but still pretty quick. I have left quite a few people at the line even with a stock engine. The outside looks nice, inside could use some improvement but its not terrible. Not too much interior space but thats not a huge issue. I have customized wit ralliart parts for more performance. Has been a pretty good car, I recommend this car as a great car for a first time driver.
by Michelle Pendergrass on Aug 6, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I purchased my Mitsubishi in Jan. 2002, purchased it with only 8 miles on it. I purchased a Black one, I did love it at first, then after about 3 years, the paint has started disappearing. Great big chunks of paint gone. I have had it looked at, and have been told, I i just look around at other black Mitsubishi vehicles, I would find that I am not the only one with this problem. Since then I look very closely at any Black Mitsubishi, and all of the older ones have the same problem with the paint that has just disappeared. I was told that the older models have that problem.
The 2002 Galant features new exterior and interior design changes and other improvements to enhance safety and functionality. A new LS model with the four-cylinder engine offers a standard sunroof and upgraded sound system plus the option of leather trim. Mechanically, changes include larger front ventilated disc brakes (four-cylinder models), an additional remote keyless-entry trunk-opening function, an emergency inside-trunk lid release and available ABS on ES models. The exterior features updated front and rear styling, new 16-inch wheels (GTZ and LS V6) and two new colors. Inside, Mitsubishi has spruced things up with a new audio system faceplate, a rear dome light with the optional sunroof and a redesigned gauge cluster. New titanium- and bronze-finish (ES and LS) or carbon fiber-finish (GTZ) trim panels have also been added.