1998 Mitsubishi Galant Reviews from UK and Ireland

1998 Mitsubishi Galant glsi 2.0

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired81000 miles
Most recent distance97400 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Hassle free motoring with all the extras

Faults:

Brake judder when I got it. I was going to replace disks & pads, but the disks were expensive for this car so I just replaced the pads to see if it would help. I was surprised as it solved the problem. Apart from that no faults.

General Comments:

This is my third Galant and I have went past 100,000 miles on 2, 97,400 on this one and looking good for plenty more. The reliability of these cars is great.

I see from USA reviews nobody likes these cars (lemons) but I think European Galants must be a different car altogether.

Comfortable, spacious & plenty of power.

The only drawback is fuel consumption 350 miles on a full tank is not great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2005

1998 Mitsubishi Galant 2.5

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

A slow, but reliable and economical cruiser

Faults:

Large depreciation - especially as Mitsubishi keep slashing the prices of new cars.

General Comments:

It's a bit slow for a 2.5 V6 - 165bhp - but it genuinely delivers an average of 35 MPG under a wide variety of driving styles. That's impressive. I bought this car as it was rated the most reliable in the UK - and it certainly is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2002

23rd Jul 2003, 06:01

Which 2.5's are you comparing it to. I personally think they are quick for the weight of the car and the fuel economy looks to be superb for a v6.

1st Jun 2004, 12:08

I have a 98 galant ES and its amazing that I bought it for $15000 new and now they offer me $2000 to trade it in.

2nd Jan 2007, 14:48

Vehicle value depreciation. It happens. I bought a 98 a few months ago for $2000. I bought my last car at employee pricing and 6 months later, I took well over a $1000 loss on it, which is pretty bad considering I got it for nearly $3000 under sticker.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews