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Very reliable vehicle
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By nick131
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2009 Mitsubishi Galant Sedan ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought the car with 34k miles , now have 80k miles and still drives the same. The only maintenance performed have been oil changes and front brake pads once. Drives great on highways and passes other cars easily. Five speed speedtronic comes handy on snow days. great car for everyday commuter.


Best Features

Great engine, fund to drive.


Worst Features

No Ipod connection / aux input.


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Mitsubishi is a good option
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By sumncguy
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2009 Mitsubishi Galant Sedan Sport Edition 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 08/08 (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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We bought our Gallant new in 2008 and have over 130k trouble free miles on it. NO. Let me say this again NO Major problems with this car. We simply do the planned maintenance. One downside is with the wrong tires, the car is loud. Alot of interior noise. Something just started rattling around in the trunk area .. sounds like something body related. I had a mitsubishi engine in my 1999 Grand Voyager and we ran that to almost 300k. 2 FOR 2, Mitsubishi has been good to me. A great alternative to the overpriced Hondas, Toyotas and Nissans.


Best Features

Gas mileage, Exterior looks, performance, endurance, reliability.


Worst Features

Improve dash layout


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Overall a decent car - Needs many small improvements
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By diesengine
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2009 Mitsubishi Galant Sedan ES 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 08/08 (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Overall quite pleased. Car yields about 25 mpg in 90% city, 10% highway driving. Like the sound of the engine when accelerating. Not that many on the road so it stands out with its sporty styling. Random noises occasionally come from the cabin. Can hear sound of gas sloshing around in back when filled full. Rear was redesigned in 2009 which looks somewhat like Lexus IS although with larger tail lights. Also added for 2009 was 4-wheel ABS, Tire pressure monitor, shiftable transmission and daytime running lights. The car sits lower to the ground than other midsize sedans and is more fun to drive than just about all except for the Mazda6. Has tight steering which lets you feel the road.


Best Features

MIVEC Engine, Sturdy feel, low to the ground, good crash test ratings, Strong Heat / AC, Orange-Red Instrument panel at night, Roomy, Steel wheels.


Worst Features

Shave few hundred pounds off the curb weight for better pickup and mpg, Needs projector headlights, MPG computer, miles until empty, temperature display, timing chain instead of timing belt, dual exhaust, double wishbone suspension, 4-speed transmission??, upgrade to at least 5-speed, needs slightly more torque down low.


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Could have been better
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By nick_ole
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2009 Mitsubishi Galant Sedan ES 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 08/08 (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought the base version of this car... It's very plastic, especially the trunk that sounds like a tin-can when you close it. Vehicle has lots of blind spots but for the money, it's still okay to drive. One morning, transmission started shifting heavy, took it to the dealer and after 2 days I find out that a squirrel had chewed off a wire that was supplying power to the onboard computer.. My question is, whey leave such an important cable exposed to the element through the vehicle design in the 1st place. Most annoying issue was the squeal of the car when I reverse right after starting the vehicle. Dealer says is happens to all Gallants. Just traded in...


Best Features

Acceleration.... Very well for a 2.4 - V4 engine


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Superb Value
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By Mngoodtimes
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2009 Mitsubishi Galant Sedan ES 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Excellent acceleration for a 4- banger. Wish the MPG were a bit better, have been averaging 22 miles with combo driving. It's been freezing here in MN so I'm hoping the MPG will tick up a bit in the spring/summer. Drivers seat is very comfortable and has great leg room (I'm 6'1, 220 lbs). Rear leg room space is great but the seats are a bit low. My 10 yr old has starting using her booster seat again in order to see out the window better. Purchased new, the 2009 Galant ES was $22K. I purchased mine a couple weeks ago with 49k miles for $9991...not too shabby!!!


Best Features

Exterior styling is sharp....really like the back end. Great space and value for a 4-door family sedan. Don't see many of them on the road...it's nice to be different. AC and heat are A+.


Worst Features

Improve MPG. My 1999 Camry avg'd 25 MPG in combo driving. You'd think a car that is 10 yrs newer would be able to improve upon this. All black dashboard is a dust magnet. Rear seating could use some improvement.


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