1997 Mitsubishi Galant GLS 2.0 turbo diesel


It's vehicle for a practical family. Cheap to run. Good value. Nice looks


When bought, engine belt changed, all filters changed (air, fuel, oil).

Suspension needs new parts quite often. Knocking sounds. Four times been to garage because of that. Maybe because of really bad Lithuanian roads.

Front brake discs and pads changed.

Gearbox once repaired. Minor issue.

Clock sometimes doesn't work and tachometer plays games, other minor issues with electronics.

General Comments:

Nice design. Can't believe it's Japanese.

Generally car is quite reliable, except the suspension maybe. Never had major problems.

The diesel engine is too weak for this car (66 kW). It accelerates quite slowly. With 5 people on board it feels like it's running with no engine. It's not very economical knowing it's diesel. 7,8 - 8,5 l/100km city, 6,5 - 7,5 l/100km highway.

2.5 V6 petrol recommended.

Comfort is good. Seats just fine. Good space in front, not very in the rear. Engine sound is annoying. Sound isolation actually is average.

Handles very good. Really fun to drive. But it's not a luxury car, far away.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2009