1991 Mitsubishi Galant GS 16v DOHC from North America


Solid high-performance machine


Very minor dents.

Tires worn out.

Rough shifts of Automatic transmission (acceptable level)

Carbon deposits in engine and Fuel system - Engine belches a bout of dark smoke while changing oil!

Broken control switches and locks.

Squeaking brakes.

Occasional problem of engine halt at very low speeds (probably engine deposits).

No airbags.

Uneven tire wear gives some minor rocking motion at high speeds.

General Comments:

I thought only Volvo, Mercedes and SAABs make sturdy vehicles. This car changed my view entirely! Its built like a battle tank. Not a single speck of rusting metal anywhere! When the door snaps shut, you feel what a real car feels like!

The engine is a gem. I ditched my idea of buying a new car after test driving this!

The looks are stunning. Even today's cars suck in front of this. A majestic look which is suitable for a executive and a Bold and sporty look that fits a sportsman! Elegant styling.

Totally made in Japan and imported (I heard only 2000 of these gems entered the American Market)

I just gave a buff for the paintwork and the car gleams like a diamond. Great paint job.

Drives like a rock. Hugs to the road beautifully. Speed doesn't affect the stability not even to the tiniest extent!

Handling is awesome. For a car of such size, it handles like a super-mini car!

Fast. Real fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2003

1991 Mitsubishi Galant SE 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand


No regrets




Suspension (front and back)


Steering rack is leaking fluid.

General Comments:

A very reliable car for the first 250,000 kilometers of its life.

A reasonably quick car for its era and handles quite well, even when pushed to its limits.

A common fault with this model Gallant is when the alternator fails it 'can' surge the computer. A genuine Mitsubishi replacement computer will cost $1,700 Australian.

Hydraulic lifters are noisy when engine is first started however once the engine has had a chance to warm up, it's barely noticeable. The use of synthetic oils reduces the noise significantly.

With its current mileage, the car still does not blow smoke.

An economical car with reasonable performance, especially when premium unleaded fuel is used.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2003

1991 Mitsubishi Galant GLSi 2.0 from UK and Ireland


Great family car


I haven't had any body or mechanical problems, although when I go over 80mph there is a rattle from behind the dash. It's a small rattle and sounds as though a screw has come loose. Nothing that can't be easily fixed.

General Comments:

I am very impressed with this car. When I first got the Galant back in 1991 it was much faster and better looking than most cars on the road at the time. Even now it can keep up with most new cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2001