One of the true failures in Japanese engineering
Electronic Suspension system failed. $4,000 to fix. (I elected to skip this)
Leaky rack and pinion. Over $1000 to fix. (I elected to skip this also)
Engine suddenly began leaking oil and seized up within a few miles of this revelation. This was the end of my experience with this vehicle.
For what it was, the Gallant was a very comfortable, very sporty little vehicle.
Unfortunately, the mid-80's Gallants had a fatal flaw - the "Electronic Control Suspension". This great idea (user-selectable suspension modes) had a notorious habit of failing, dropping the entire suspension to the ground, with the result being that the car acted as though it had no shocks whatsoever, and inevitably failing inspection, with the only answer being to replace it with a mechanical suspension at an absolutely prohibitive cost.
If you find one of these, make sure the E.C.S. has already been replaced, or stay far, far away!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th January, 2003