1996 Mitsubishi Galant Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L I4 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4L I4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Great Bang For The Buck!

Faults:

Cracked transmission within a month of getting the car, had a rebuilt transmission put in and everything has been fine since then. Problems with the lower ball joints but have been replace under factory recall, can't complain about the lifetime recall on the lower ball joints. Besides that I have had no problems with it.

General Comments:

The 7g Galant's are great cars for the money. The 2.4L I4 has exceptional power and great reliability. A very spacious car too, for how small it looks. The car is really comfortable also, I take it on a 4hr road trip each year and get out of the car not feeling exhausted. The multi link suspension lets this 4dr family sedan handle pretty well while making for a great ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2008

1996 Mitsubishi Galant S Forget what it was from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Forget what it was Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance136000 miles
Previous carToyota Cressida

Summary:

Pretty nice for someone who knows about cars

Faults:

About 85,000 miles, the pulley of the afternator belt broke and literally fell off. Cost 300$ to replaced. Mechanic said it happened sometimes.

A/C stop working after about one year since I got it. The compressor needed to be replaced. Cost about 400$.

Water pump broke at about 125,000 miles. Needed to be replaced too. Cost around 250-300 miles.

Rotor and brake pads replaced at around 90,000 something miles. Cost about 300$. But I think it was my foul because I should have replaced it sooner (though not sure how many pads the other owner had put on it).

Alternator's gone bad at about 136,000. Replaced for 150 $.

Those are all the repairs for this car. Other than that, it was just maintainance costs: spark plugs, oil changes...

General Comments:

Despite all the repairs, I still like this car very much. I was pretty good on gas (I think it gets around 27-29 miles/gal). Pretty dependable car for the last three years I had it. It never turned me down (well, except for once, when the water pump broke).

Acceleration is amazingly fast. This car beat the V6 4runners of my uncle. Pretty roomy. Not bad looking, I think, of course, it's not like an Eclipse or anything.

If you know about car and care for it and handy enough to do some maintaince work yourself, this car is good for you.

The parts are pretty expensive and hard to find. Try to get them from junk yard if possible.

Overall is a pretty OK vehicle for first car buyer, teens...

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

Review Date: 2nd March, 2008

1996 Mitsubishi Galant GT SPORTS 2.0 V6 TWIN turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 TWIN turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired38500 kilometres
Most recent distance43500 kilometres
Previous carNissan Cefiro

Summary:

Fantastic!!

Faults:

No faults found in the first 5000km of driving. The car has done a number of km's around town on the open road and up ski-field access roads without a problem! I would give it a 10/10 for reliability, but I don't want to jinx it.

General Comments:

I work in the Motor industry so have had experience with other turbo performance cars (Subaru GT's & WRX's, Mitsubishi VR4's & GSR's, Toyota GT-T's, Nissan Skyline & Silvia turbos) and find this to be one of the best.

It has fantastic performance and is great to drive.

These cars look very sporty and are just a little bit different to everything else.

I find the lift-back very handy as it gives you heaps of room, enough for a bicycle or two.

The GT SPORTS is a very thirsty car, but you can't expect to get performance out, if you don't put petrol in.

Here is an example of consumption..

43Litres 248km = 17L/100km,16.6mile/gal

30Litres 260km = 18L/100km,15.7mile/gal

52Litres 305km = 17L/100km,16.6mile/gal

54Litres 420km = 12L/100km,23.5mile/gal

27Litres 232km = 11L/100km,25.7mile/gal

54Litres 418km = 13L/100km,21.7mile/gal

28Litres 225km = 12L/100km,23.5mile/gal

23Litres 214km = 10L/100km,28.2mile/gal

54Litres 379km = 14L/100km,20.2mile/gal

51Litres 354km = 14L/100km,20.2mile/gal

AVERAGE CONSUMPTION

= 13.8L/100km,21.2mile/gal.

Do not buy one of these cars and then complain about the fuel consumption, you have been warned!

I am very happy with my car and do not regret the decision to buy a Mitsubishi Galant GT Sports at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2005

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 11 reviews