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Up Close: 2009 Mitsubishi Galant

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The 2009 Galant gets front and rear styling tweaks, but the general shape of the sedan remains the same. Inside, the center control panel is busy-looking; the plastic trim pieces on the dash have various types of graining, which brings to mind a Chrysler product. That’s not a good thing.

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For a midsize sedan, the Galant’s rear seat is especially uncomfortable — the bottom cushion doesn’t provide much in the way of thigh support. With competitors like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry offering roomy backseats, this is a glaring problem for this car.

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The Galant has never been part of the discussion when deciding which midsize sedan is the best, and this 2009 model isn’t going to change that.

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