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 Amit on Nov 4, 2008 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I have nothing but praises for this vehicle. It's built to last, has a powerful V6 engine and is a fun ride. I have had this vehicle for over 4 years now and used it for over 45K miles. The only other thing that I had to do besides the regular oil servicing was to change the brake rotors a couple of times (which is common to all vehicles, std life span being 2 yrs) .
by Kaisere on Dec 26, 2007 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my Galant about 3 weeks ago. It had 32,000 miles, very low I thought for an 03. The interior and exterior were in great shape. I feel in love with this car as soon as I took it for a test drive. It was either between an 06 Malibu or the 03 Galant. The Galant drives so smoothly I'm glad I chose it. They style of the car is sporty yet "mature". My car already came with the spoilier so that's why it looks sporty. The interior looks like every other Galant, the greyish color seats. The car is very spacious, bigger then my neon. So far I dig this car and I hope it lasts me for a long time :)
by whatanabe on Oct 27, 2007 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Granted I bought my '03 Galant used with approx. 32,000 miles. No major problems until a few weeks ago. Heater core went out along with the driver's side window motor. Dealership said the cost would be over $900. I said no way! Never been happy with the design... a huge lackluster.
by platinum on Feb 21, 2006 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6 in April of '04 with 3,200 miles on it and driven about 2,000 miles a month every month since then (School 75 mls away & Work is 20) with a current 62,500 miles. To say the least, the car is EXCELLENT. Fast, comfy, reliable, and strong! The tires lasted 60,000 miles, brakes are still original and make absolutely no noise. Its engine, tranny, suspension, all lighting, and electrical are perfect and the interior is still perfect. The 3.0L 195HP V6 engine is AWESOME. It has quick acceleration and needed no maintenence. This car also has a nice, clear stereo. I average 22-25 mpg. It has a very smooth ride even on rough roads and a very low noise level on the highway. The galant is a very impressive vehicle, especially for the push it's been given.
by time to move on on Feb 12, 2005 Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
First of all, let me state that I don't hate this car. It has many redeeming qualities (see below) that make it a good purchase. Just don't be surprised when you are only getting 23 mpg on the highway, while your fellow Camry, Grand Prix, and Accord drivers are getting 28+. I was sucked in by the 0% financing for 60 months so I caved in and bought it. Now I'm trying to get a new car because my family just increased by 1 and the backseat in this thing is ridiculously small for a "mid-size" sedan. It's laughable! Be forewarned that when you try to trade this car in, the value of it will have plummetted substantially. Spend the extra grand and buy quality - you won't regret it.
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