Mitsubishi Galant Review from Lithuania

1997 Mitsubishi Galant GLS 2.0 turbo diesel

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired152000 kilometres
Most recent distance203000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Neon

Summary:

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

Faults:

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

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review