I've owned 14 cars over a period of 24 years and this is far and away the best. It is very intelligently designed and has given me no major problems. 160,000 miles and still running with only typical maintenance so far. It's smooth and quiet compared to most other cars of its class- feels like you're going slower than you actually are. Feels really good driving it- can't really explain. Comfortable to drive. Maybe I just got a particularly good one, but looking at the ratings, I'm guessing they're all this good. If you find a used one in good shape, don't pass it up! I honestly love this car.
I Bought this car in March of 02'. I just Sold it on Jan 6, 2003. The most reliable, Dependable, Car I've ever owned. I bought her with 170k miles and she purred till I sold her at 192k. Even at that kinda mileage I never replaced more than the Oil and a battery! I would recommend this vehicle to anyone with a couple thousand dollars.
Bought this car because I had fallen on hard times and had to sell my Forerunner and 300SD Benz. Turned out to be the best automobile purchase I have ever made!. Car drives like a dream and is exceptionally comfortable. In terms of reliability, it is without peer. All that is required is the usual oil change. A/C is still extremely cold. I'm planning on getting a bimmer soon but, out of sheer respect, I'll be keeping this little gem until it can no longer run.
I bought this car as a senior in high school. It was already 9 yrs old. I thought at best it would last me a few yrs, not even through college. Boy was I wrong. It has lasted me 6 yrs, and is still kicking! It has given me no problems whatsoever, except for some expected wear and tear. It handles great. It is surprisingly roomy, especially the back seat. At high speeds it rides smoothly, and has low road noise. The power button gives me the extra boost when I need it. The AC works great, I have never had to fix it. The acceleration is not that great but once it goes it really goes! I'm reluctantly getting a new car now though. It's been a long time coming. I'll miss you.
I am parting company with my Galant (getting a new car) but should pay proper tribute here by saying it's one of the best cars I've ever owned. If Mitsubishi still made a snappy 5-speed that handles the way my '90 did I'd buy it.