1995 Mitsubishi Galant Reviews - Page 2 of 6

1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired131000 miles
Most recent distance139000 miles
Previous carJaguar XJ6

Summary:

A very fun family sedan

Faults:

All sorts of little things, mostly wear items: tie rod end, brakes, wheel bearing, plugs & wires.

The water pump started grinding/leaking about 2 months before I got rid of it.

Distributor went out a few weeks after I got it.

Burned some oil.

Power Steering leaked.

Lower radiator support rusted through.

General Comments:

Yes, I had some problems with this car, but it wasn't all that bad.

The car spent its whole life in Ohio, which explains the underbody rusting problem, the body was remarkably solid though.

For the mileage, the problems were to be expected, and the previous owners didn't do much in the way of regular maintenance.

Plenty of power for a 4 cylinder. Would roast the tires into 2nd gear at high rpm shifts.

Fuel economy was decent with my driving habits. I would get mid 20's driving it hard, and close to 30 with easier driving.

I actually enjoyed driving this car more than I do my current 2007 Dodge Caliber.

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

Review Date: 14th June, 2006

1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4 SOHC from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.5 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance94500 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

This car sucks and I would never buy a mitsubishi again

Faults:

Transmission completely destroyed at 94500.

General Comments:

I bought this car at an auction, and it has been problems since.

The car was wrecked when I bought it, but it still had a clean title.

Taking the car home, it started, drove several miles, then it shut off and wouldn't restart. I had to remove the battery and allow the computer to reset.

Over the 3000 miles I was working on it and driving it.

Around 93500 miles, it was painted with all of the body work finished.

Two weeks later the transmission lost overdrive and was loosing drive.

Three days later I hit a deer, and two days after that the transmission completely died.

I was stuck with fines for leaving it set overnight.

I had it towed to a friends house and it has been setting since.

Not only with the bad luck attached to the car, it needs front end work, a transmission, and an engine miss fixed along with the deer damage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th November, 2004

20th Nov 2004, 07:50

Well, the car was "wrecked" (your parlance, I assume you mean an insurance write-off or stolen recovered) when you bought it.

Also it's hardly the car's fault if you ran over a deer and your friend must be thrilled that you've dumped it - the car - in his driveway.

24th Nov 2004, 15:02

Don't you think it was your own fault? You should have taken someone with you to the auction who really knows what to look for, believe me it will save you a fortune in the long run. P.S. Been there got the t- shirt, yes I also got over excited at an auction and got a real bag of s**t.

1995 Mitsubishi Galant from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired144000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

The best 90's car I have ever driven!

Faults:

Honestly not much has gone wrong with the car, which is surprising because of the high mileage. I realize that I haven't owned the car for that long, but from the history reports it hasn't had anything wrong with it before either. Obviously there are a few kinks:

Power windows act up.

The steering wheel doesn't sit high enough.

The screws and bolts holding some of the minor stuff together fall off easily such as the visor and the door panel.

General Comments:

But overall I love this car. Its my first car. And I'm so proud of it. Everybody at my school knows me by :the guy who drives the Galant" because if it is driven properly it is a very "cool" car.

Its top speed of over 120 mph is just remarkable!

It takes corners like no other.

And mine having just 170 hp feels like it has 250+. And I really like showing it off with my friends and the ladies in the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2004

18th Apr 2006, 07:43

The underside of the steering wheel should have a lever that you pull down and you can push the wheel up or down...

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 18 reviews