1993 Mitsubishi Galant Reviews

1993 Mitsubishi Galant HI 2 LT V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2 LT V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Starion

Summary:

Decent car until a cracked cylinder head fatality

Faults:

Gear box felt very loose and popped out of gear in reverse. Gear box bearings made grinding noises. I've since been told this is fairly common problem with this car. You can live with it for a while, but the whole gear box to be replaced eventually. Approximate cost is about $1200 (parts from wreckers who do installations are cheapest).

Paint peeled very badly.

All of a sudden at around 200,000 Kl-ms while driving I felt a clunk and a loss in power. I suspected a blown head gasket, but it turned out not one, but two of the cylinder heads cracked which in turn bent the shaft. The cost of an engine replacement was estimated around $9000, $5500 more than I paid for the car itself. Not worth it, I've since bought something else.

General Comments:

Despite the bad paint and gearbox issues I liked this car up until the point the engine just died (see above).

The seats are very comfy and all extras are there. Performance is adequate from the 2Lt V6 (though I'd always go manual) and handling is good despite it being more soft and family orientated.

Fuel consumptions is what you'd expect: somewhere between a 4 cylinder and a large 6, though premium is required.

I'd be warey of gear box issues as, I've heard, it is and issue with this car and mine was no exception.

The screwed engine was a real shock and a shame as I now have to sell the car for real cheap. Perhaps more regular servicing could have prevented this?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st July, 2007

1993 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance47000 miles
Previous carSuzuki Samurai

Summary:

Comfortable, but I would not buy a Mitsubishi ever again

Faults:

The air conditioner stopped working, I must recharged the freon every month.

The transmission slips from 2nd to 3rd gear, I do not know what is wrong with it, from the research that I made I think its the solenoid. Or maybe the computer that controls the transmission needs to e replaced/repaired.

Water Pump completely broke down, leaving me stranded on a Sunday night 20 miles away from home.

The drivers window works hard to go up or down.

The electric antenna is not working.

The engine computer brunt in three different places, I had to replace it.

Fuel economy leaves a lot to be desired, I average 20 mpg, my old Cherokee 4.0L 5spd. did better sometimes.

It feels like you are driving a tank, it feels heavy you have to press hard the pedal to keep up with traffic, and that makes fuel economy worse.

The cruise control works whenever it feels like it.

General Comments:

Comfortable, it rides great, the seats are soft and cushy for long trips, there is almost no noise inside.

I bought this car from a retired lady that got it new and did not drove it much, I checked the mileage on car-fax and everything was fine, the car looked/drove great when I got it and the history of the car was marvelous, I don not know where I went wrong... maybe I got hosed.

I got it mostly to escape from the medieval commodities of my '87 Suzuki samurai, but I wish I could have it back, did not have a/c, but at least was reliable and fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th September, 2003

1993 Mitsubishi Galant VR4 2.0 V6 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance171000 kilometres

Summary:

Mid sized saloon with plenty of power

Faults:

I blew the auto transmission at about 150000k's. This was a very expensive process to repair and was told that the auto turbo mitsubishis were prone to this at higher k's. Other than that no problems.

General Comments:

Excellent car. Very smooth, fast and reliable. Looking for another one now at lower k's. 4wd is a major bonus and is very good looking car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2002

1993 Mitsubishi Galant GLSi 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carCitroen BX TRi Auto Estate

Summary:

Recommended

Faults:

The ABS decided to give up but in the main nothing major - the dealer repaired it that day and anything else was just the usual niggles that you get when buying a used car.

We bought it from the dealer who supplied it when new so could get full history - official and unofficial!

General Comments:

Insurance generally too high but a good car with a lot of kit for the money. Plenty of room in the back for the in-laws.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2000

1993 Mitsubishi Galant from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired11500 miles
Most recent distance127000 miles

Faults:

Absolutely nothing, except the wires in the drivers side door. They have broken twice. They have been causing problems when they short out the clock, automatic seat belt, dome light or the automatic door locks.

General Comments:

My other car is a 1990 Galant. I won't own any other make of car as long as Mitsubishi keep making good cars.

When my kids were 16 to 20 years old I also owned a 1989 Mirage and a 1993 Mirage.

No problem with any of the cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2000

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 5 reviews