2001 Mitsubishi Galant
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Won't get a better deal

by from Louisville, KY on November 30, 2007

I've owned this car for more than two years now and it has NOT given me ONE PROBLEM. It not only has a great sporty look with four doors, but it also drives GREAT, and it's really easy to work on. I'm...
I've owned this car for more than two years now and it has NOT given me ONE PROBLEM. It not only has a great sporty look with four doors, but it also drives GREAT, and it's really easy to work on. I'm willing to keep mine for as far as it goes and I, wouldn't change it for camry or an accord.
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A Pleasurable and Reliable Automobile

by from Lexington, Ohio on November 24, 2006

I have had the Galant ES for over 25000 miles and I am very happy with this car. It is responsive, reliable and economical. I have enjoyed its features with no glitches in them whatsoever. It looks...
I have had the Galant ES for over 25000 miles and I am very happy with this car. It is responsive, reliable and economical. I have enjoyed its features with no glitches in them whatsoever. It looks sharp and it rides well on the highway with plenty of power when I have needed it.
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The Sedan with a Sporty Twist

by from Los Angeles, C.A on August 7, 2006

I have had my Galant for 5 years and I have not had any major problems with the vehicle. The car is well made. The only thing I have to say about the vehicle is that it does let you know when it nee...
I have had my Galant for 5 years and I have not had any major problems with the vehicle. The car is well made. The only thing I have to say about the vehicle is that it does let you know when it needs special repairs and be ready to pay a couple of hundred dollars to repair. But once you have repaired it, the vehicle will run. I also found that my galant, es, runs better with the 89 octane gas and not the 87. It also prefers Chevron, Shell or 76 over any other brand gas. It seats 4 comfortably but 5 can fit if everyone is on the medium end. Gas mileage is good if you put gas addetives in the tank. I usually get 300 miles to a tank. The wind noise is about average. The engine noise is also average, but I did notice when I would add an additive to the oil, the engine ran a little quieter.
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Love the car even 100k Miles later!

by from Bonita Springs, FL on May 21, 2008

I bought this car about 4 years ago with 35,000 and put about 100k on it. The car is the ES V6 Galant. The car handles well in rain and has good pick up on the highway. I bought the car for its looks ...
I bought this car about 4 years ago with 35,000 and put about 100k on it. The car is the ES V6 Galant. The car handles well in rain and has good pick up on the highway. I bought the car for its looks and luckly it has ran very well. My only major problem with the car was that my trasmittion went out at 120k miles. I put over 200k on my toyota without any major problems. However even with replacing the transmittion I?ve spent less on the mitsubishi than I did with the Toyota. The toyota?s AC went out 4 times and had several minor repairs while the Galant was just regular mantainance until the transmittion. I?m about to sell the Galant and I will be very said to see it go. The only reason I?m selling it is because it?s starting to show it?s age and mileage. It still rides like it did when I bought it. I wish the new Galant did not look stupid or else I?d buy it again. Great car highly recommend!!!!
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Drove this car for 12 yrs.

by from Louisville, Ky. on November 18, 2015

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...
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!
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Bang for the buck!

by from Salt Lake City, UT on June 2, 2007

I have had my es for 2 years now and have loved it. Runs great, low maintenance, and looks impressive. Its good gas mileage, and has power when I need it. A/C works flawlessly. Great alternative to th...
I have had my es for 2 years now and have loved it. Runs great, low maintenance, and looks impressive. Its good gas mileage, and has power when I need it. A/C works flawlessly. Great alternative to the Accord, Camry, and Altima.
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So far, so good

by from Kansas City on August 26, 2007

The great thing about buying a used Galant is that you get a vehicle that gets very respectable reliability ratings, yet the depreciation is terrible. I would never buy one of these new, but I got a g...
The great thing about buying a used Galant is that you get a vehicle that gets very respectable reliability ratings, yet the depreciation is terrible. I would never buy one of these new, but I got a great deal on a beautifully maintained 2001 ES about a month ago. And it's a pretty nice car to drive too. Not a ton of power, but enough to do what it needs to do. The ride is surprisingly smooth for an import. It can get a tad noisy during hard acceleration, but its tolerable. I only put 3 stars on the reliability measure because I haven't owned it long enough to really have an opinion on that. I really think the cars.com folks should give a "not applicable" option. You can't really get a good impression of a car's reliability until you've owned a car for at least a year if not more. And supposedly anyone who has driven a car (but not necessarily owned) can fill one of these out.
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25th car

by from on April 19, 2015

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 pick...
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).
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THE BEST!

by from Tucson, AZ on July 10, 2007

This car is so reliable. Its a nice car for a small family or a college student. I really like the ES-V6 in particular. Its a very powerful small car, and is good on mileage. I would recomend this car...
This car is so reliable. Its a nice car for a small family or a college student. I really like the ES-V6 in particular. Its a very powerful small car, and is good on mileage. I would recomend this car to any looking for a car.
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A good value for your money

by from Los Angeles, CA on July 19, 2006

The Galant gives Camry, Accord, and Altima a run for their money. It's power and room, as well as sportiness, is noticable. It is also pretty good on gas when you use the medium grade. Overall, I a...
The Galant gives Camry, Accord, and Altima a run for their money. It's power and room, as well as sportiness, is noticable. It is also pretty good on gas when you use the medium grade. Overall, I am having a wonderful time driving the vehicle around.
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