1997 Mitsubishi Galant Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4L 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance146000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

A very good car for anyone who likes a quick, comfortable machine

Faults:

After installing an aftermarket stereo, the power locks only have a 5 second memory after the key is turned off.

Also after installing the stereo the dome light has failed to work.

General Comments:

I love the ease at which the car handles, it has a very nice turning radius, and great acceleration. You get the power of a 6 cylinder with the gas mileage of a 4 cylinder.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2004

1997 Mitsubishi Galant ST (Legnum) 4WD 1.8 GDI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 GDI Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance122000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corona

Summary:

Handles well and looks good but guzzles a bit of gas

Faults:

The clutch slips on sustained inclines.

General Comments:

Interior is comfortable.

Open road driving is very smooth.

Suspension is very stiff.

The 1800 engine doesn't have adequate power for the size of the vehicle.

Tends to struggle up inclines like an older model vehicle.

With the size of the car and the four wheel drive system, the 1800 engine tends to be a little underpowered. This most likely leads to the cars higher level of fuel consumption.

Very nice shape.

Handles cornering very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2003

1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles

Summary:

Love it to death

Faults:

I installed a set of Nokya hyper white headlights in it and I blew the connector for the bulb. I would advise a different type of bulb.

My belts took a few times to be properly tightened.

General Comments:

My car is fast and has satisfied me fully. I can beat all Civics including stock SI's and Accords, and I have done no mods to my car as of yet.

Most large trucks like to think they can beat you *ahem Z-71 crew*, but they can't. I shift my car even though it is an automatic and it seems to actually not care. Just of course remember to shift at all times.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2001

27th May 2002, 16:34

Pretty bold statements. Put your money where your mouth is.

3rd Apr 2010, 16:50

Not really a bold statement. I have found that the Gallants are quite nippy and nimble, combined with handling.

As for the Civics, they are not fast, vtec or not Si or not. Only the Preludes Torneos and anything with Type R .)

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 10 reviews