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.