I purchased my red Galant as a 'prior rental'. There is a big depreciation for Galants, so that is the only way I would buy one, as 'used'. I like the sleek sides and look of the car. The red is very pretty, especially just cleaned on a sunny day. The car has a wide wheel base so feels good on the road, I think the power seem fine (I don't think it felt week like the pro review). The interior, however, is very, very plain and cheap looking. ..charcoal cloth seats and black vinyl, holds dust. Arm rests were separating and needed to be repaired by dealer. However, engine seems fine...I think this is a great alternative to a Honda/Toyota for those on a budget if you keep it long.
I had a 2000 Galant before this, that my Niece still drives, the 2.4 motor is a good compromise of power and economy at 168 hp, the mileage is so so for midsize averaging about 26. The interior is not as nice as a Honda or Toyota, but the car is as reliable. It has many features for the price, and the car handles really well. although the car can give a choppy ride on bumpy roads, and is not as comfortable, except for 5 passengers is the most comfortable for a midsize car and better interior rooms then its competitor. There price can be really low compared to Honda and Toyota used. The model was discontinued in 2012.