Other Mitsubishi Galant (1997 - 2003) models:

  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    That I hate small cars and have excellent taste

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Superb-looking and they all think it is much quicker than it actually is

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    I would buy exactly the same car again only if it had a bigger, more powerful engine

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Something equally good looking but faster

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    October 2004

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes - £5000 on it's 3rd birthday (it was £21000 new) and it was packed with equipment including a £2500 audio/sat nav system

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Looks, reliability

    What was the dealer like?

    The usual - pushy and dishonest

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Excellent except it is underpowered. Has no bottom-end power and needs to be raced to get any performance out of it, luckily the engine is so rugged (despite sounding like a rattling sewing machine)that it is happy with this treatment.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy thanks to the sensors

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Other than standard wear and tear, two power steering pipes rusted through. Clutch judders intermittenly pulling away in 1st. Road wheels are easily damaged and go off-balance every 5 minutes resulting in vibration which is very annoying. Other than that it has been amazingly reliable for a 130,000 mile car

    What's most practical about your car?

    Cabin space

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Rear parking sensors