2001 Mitsubishi Galant consumer reviews

$17,557 starting MSRP
side view of 2001 Galant Mitsubishi
95% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 3.8
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.1
  • Reliability 4.0
Explore the 2001 Mitsubishi Galant

Still Drives, nearly 22 years after it was buit.

It is March 20, 2022. I purchased my 2001 Galant in August 2004. This car still goes. Check engine light has been on for an exhaust issue for at least 7 years. Window motors work, transmission works, engine works. The A/c is sketch, but I think that it is fixable. The car keeps going. I think it will rust apart before the engine and tranny quit. I promised myself I would not purchase a new car until this one dies, or until my brother was ready to buy it. Unfortunately, my brother passed away last month-- now a definitely cannot let this car go!


You get what you pay for, not always a bad thing

This car can be bought for cheap and, if taken care of properly, can last you a long time. It is a bare bones car and there aren’t too many luxuries that come with it.


Very good car

Drives smooth v6 engine brand new and starter and alternator powered windows and crusie control touchscreen radio tinted windows great trunk space cozy seats a



Mine is a 2001 model we've had since 2002. I drive it as a daily driver and we have bought and traded many cars over the years. The Mitsubishi stays in the driveway because it is such a great reliable car ( 271,671 miles reliable!). It is 17 years old and every switch, the power windows, the AC, the heater fan still work as if it came off the showroom floor. I just took it on a 2000 mile trip to Denver and it did not skip a beat!!! That 4cyl engine has never had any work done to it except for a valve cover gasket and normal maintenance. (3 Timing Belt Changes, Plugs, Oil Changes, Transmission services, etc.) The doors still close tight the interior materials have held up. When this Amazing little car finally wears out in another 10 years or so I will definitely buy another Mitsubishi!!!


Horrible car

I bought this car used. Every time I stopped the car would turn off. I ended up spending $500 to get it smogged.


Very good car

I bought the car for 2700 with only 48 k on it which is crazy for a 2001, the car runs overall very well, had to do some tune ups from here to there but overall good car. Gets you to A and B


I love this car

My Galant has always been a wonderful vehicle. It's a perfectly designed V6 so it has the power I desire, and the control that I need. It has gotten older, but it still rules the road.


Drove this car for 12 yrs.

Saved my money, drove a Mazda 626 for 7 years before I bought my 2001 Galant GTZ (Black) in 2003 w/19200 mi. on the clock (ex-lease car). Drove it for 12 years and approx. 84K miles until I sold it to a neighbor's son (I upgraded to an Infiniti G35). Other than the Black Paint "cancer" issue, bad rear wheel bearing, a failed transmission at 76K mi. (Google Mitsubishi transmission failures), a failed EGR vacuum solenoid and a dirty idle air motor I had no problems with the car. Replaced one CV axle (torn boot). Ran strong. Burned no oil. Fairly easy to work on except for changing rear spark plugs. good support through the Galant Club community. One of my 9 yr. old twins cried when I sold it; it was the only car he had rode in since birth. I still miss it sometimes. Change the timing belt BEFORE every 60K miles!


25th car

This is the 25th car I've owned over several decades and already the 3rd or 4th best car I've owned.. It has more horsepower than a 70's Camaro Z, and gets better gas mileage than a 70's 4-cyl. I picked up this '01 GTZ last month with only 67,000 miles on it. I've had other 4-cyl Galants and this one definitely drives very differently. Too bad they only made it for 5 years ('99 to '03).


First Car

My first car was a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ. I got it from my sister second-hand. It was in very good condition but I ragged the heck out of that car! I loved every minute. She was quick and reliable until about 120,000 miles. Around then the transmission went out and had to get a new one. Got a new timing belt around 80,000 miles. Overall, a great car. I'd recommend one to anyone. It will always be my baby! My adult car I just purchased a few weeks ago is a Kia Optima SXT-GDI.