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2003 Mitsubishi Galant Sedan

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Mitsubishi Galant Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Mitsubishi Galant

  • An enjoyable Japanese family sedan that could use additional polish and rear-seat room.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Attractive styling, excellent handling, many standard features for a low price.

  • Cons

    Lacks power compared to major competitors, small backseat, no manual transmission available.

  • What's New for 2003

    The ES Galant now offers a "Sun and Sound" option that provides a 210-watt Infinity audio system along with a power sunroof and 16-inch alloy wheels. LS models come equipped with traction control.

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Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Almost bulletproof

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I bought my 2003 Galant 2.4ES in 2005 with 54,000 miles on it for $8900 because it was all I could afford at the time and I'm anti-Honda. Good gas mileage, snappy for a 4cyl. After delivering Pizza's full time for several years and going on multiple trips to Yellowstone, it now has 235,000 on it. The only thing major was replacing the timing belt at just over 200,000. I will say also that it can get up the the 120mph that the speedometer says it'll go. (it just takes a while)



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Love mitsubishi

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I bought this car used from a dealer in January 2007 with 25,000 miles on it. I don't think I will ever buy anything other than a mitsubishi going forward. I have 82,500 on the car now and with regular maintenance I expect many more years of driving joy with mitsi. Before buying the car I did check Edmunds.com consumer reviews and Consumer Reports which both gave this car a great reviews. Thanks Edmunds.com for this site.




A rallycross queen in family

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I brought a used 2.4L I4 (SOHC 4G64) Galant ES for rallycross. The similarity of Galant's 4G64 and Lancer Evolution's DOHC 4G63T makes the swap drop-in easy, and the 5-speed transmission from Eclipse fits perfectly. With 10 grands, you'll have an autocross monster with 4G63T, 12 psi turbo, and ECU controlled boost; Dump another 20 grands, and you get a fancy built 500+hp rally queen filled with HKS goodies; Squeeze yourself hard for another 20 grands, this car is going to be a supercar. As they said, old school DSM are "dollar-per-hp champs" (IT 14.3 (2011): 12). Hands down.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

These 2003 galants are safe

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

A very large van turned left in front of me at my green light so I crashed right behind the passenger front wheel at 40 mph. The galant was completely smashed up until about 1 ft. from the windshield BUT I am COMPLETELY FINE and I have horrible back issues already. The air bags diploid and I was wearing my seatbelt correctly and I cannot even believe how safe that car type is. Nothing inside the car showed evidence of the crash (beside the windshield which got a spider fractures). When I got out the car I became frantic because I didn't realize before how bad it really was. Safety ratings are important for cars and I'd say with much joy that this car choice saved my life.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Test to beat up as

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Great Car! i've Been beat up everyday to use it and road trip calf to NY then return. run great and fine nothing wrong with it, I have been go off the road often and still fine. go high speed still fine, high rpm still fine a least I use oil is amsoil! don't forget that if you don't use amsoil your engine will be died with high rpm. mostly I trust Chevy & Ford but I realized keep broke down whenever going to but mitsh galant never died on me since I driving TOO MUCH still great run




In most cases, a solid

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

My dad and I bought a black 03 Mitsubishi Galant ES with the fun and sun package. It currently has about 114,000 miles on it and honestly, I wish I could say it runs well. When we purchased it, we noticed the paint was degrading in areas on the roof, hood, and upper quarter-panels. We had it repainted at MAACO (Presidential service) for maybe around $299? Well after that, I began noticing a "bump" while the car shifted from gear to gear. Recently, I've been getting around 16 miles per gallon, city and highway driving. I got the transmission fixed , but it seems the engine's shaky idle is affecting it. I love this car so much, but I've spent too much money fixing it. :(



Full 2003 Mitsubishi Galant Review

What's New for 2003

The ES Galant now offers a "Sun and Sound" option that provides a 210-watt Infinity audio system along with a power sunroof and 16-inch alloy wheels. LS models come equipped with traction control.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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