Mitsubishi Galant Review from Venezuela

1992 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0 SOHC 8v

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 SOHC 8v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carFord Festiva

Summary:

Reliable

Faults:

Clutch went out at 60000miles, its expected life of this component, i fixed myself costing me 350$ all components needed.

Water pump seal fail at 65000miles requiring timing belt and tensor pulley too, I do myself at home in a day, costing me 200$ in parts.

Idle speed problems at 70k miles, ECU of the car revealed 3 codes problems, but sensors and engine parts are fine, resulting in ECU malfunction some times.. finally I replace the computer at 400$ and the car ride like new.

The brakes are the same since new, but I'm resurface the front rotors twice.

General Comments:

The paint and interior still like new over the years. The performance its only fine for this engine, but its reliable, soundless, comfortable like a more expensive car and cheap to maintain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2005

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review