1987 Mitsubishi Galant Review

1987 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4L 4 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4L 4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance161000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

Worth every penny of the $19,000 I paid for it

Faults:

Transmission evidenced some slipping just before the 70K miles manufacturer-extended warranty expired. Dealer agreed 10k miles later that it was slipping, replaced it with a modified transmission at no cost, and restarted the 60k warranty.

At just over 100k, started having trouble with the reactive suspension. Replaced both front shocks (very expensive). At 130k the suspension compressor died. Dealer wanted over $800 to replace a device you can hold in the palm of your hand.

Having trouble with water leaks around the moon roof seal.

General Comments:

This thing has been a wonderful car; a joy to drive and a technological marvel.

The leather seats are very comfortable on long trips.

Never heard of a reclining REAR seat before!

The sound system continues to be superb.

I still use it as a backup when my Toyota needs time in the shop. With the pneumatic suspension not working, the ride is really rough, but it still runs great!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2004

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review