by richie6 on Jan 14, 2014 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
BEWARE OF MITSUBISHI GALANT TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS
(2003 for me)
I learned the hard way from a excellent transmission shop about the flaw in my 3.0 V6 model with 4 speed automatic where these where a 'clip' deep inside the tranny breaks! This shop used to keep several extra trannys in the shop fully expecting to have customers come in for this very issue. He told me about it before he even opened it up and proved it to me!
These broken pieces, for one scenario, end up in the pump causing your tranny to fail and needs to be rebuilt. One main sympton is it will not go into any gear! Sometimes you hear the rattling as you run it.
Get newer kit if you rebuild it!
by du8y4 on Feb 5, 2013 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)
by lcmitsu on Sep 16, 2012 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.
by vtuk on Dec 26, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought the car at 9,700mi and sold at 113,200mi. I have had this car for 7 years, no major problems. Mitsubishi
galant never died on me. Build quality is good and I havent had any mechanical problems. Engine and tranny has been solid. I've never had anything done to it other than normal maintenance. (Except battery=95,000 mi and starter=93,000 mi.) The GTZ is a great looking car with everything included. Great acceleration and handles great on highways. Drove this car to Lake Tahoe (HWY 80 and 5).Car had enough power to go uphill. Not good for city because of big radius U-turn. I normally get 22 around town and 27 on the freeway. Car uses premium gas. This car is comfortable, solid, reliable, fast and safe. Poor resale value, but it is good for buyer.
by hush_hush on May 9, 2011 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.
by ballbreaker910 on Apr 21, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I am the original owner of a 2003 Galant. I cannot express how much I have enjoyed this car. I purchased the car with 42 mile one the odometer. Now it has 201,000 miles. My only complaint is the paint. Every time I see a Galant like mines, the paint is faded terribly. Also the Brakes seem to wear easier than most cars. The climate control needed to be replaced but luckily it was still under warranty. This car has taken a beating. It had been driven every day for about 110 mile a day. Never had a major problem. Engine and tranny has been solid. The one time the car didn't start was because it needed a battery. Mitsubishi has put together a solid car that can compete with all major car brands.
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