2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4 from North America
Rough ride, but a solid car
Struts needed replaced per schedule, coil packs replaced sooner than scheduled, spark plugs and wires replaced per schedule.
Brake light on one side has a wiring issue and doesn't want to work, even with a new bulb.
Gas tank has a purge problem that makes it difficult to fill up. Dealer wants an insane amount for just the gas tank, so I didn't fix the problem. Fuel filler neck was replaced due to rust (Ohio climate) Sometimes, gas will spill back out of the gas cap. You have to go slowly to prevent this.
Transmission pan taken off and cleaned. No sign of any metal particulates. Shifts great.
Burns oil, because the oil was overfilled once, damaging the seals. Catalytic converter can't function properly because of the burning oil problem.
Will run forever, but would need valve seals replaced to truly meet emissions now.
Overall, a very rough ride, due to the suspension type used. You can't upgrade the parts. It's just not designed like a Cadillac for smooth riding. It gets good gas mileage at 25/26 for mixed driving.
Good car for the value.
Check for any signs of fluid by the tranny pan, because some people may have never changed the fluid, and the gasket will eventually leak. Tranny fluid doesn't really need changing either! The filter for the tranny on my vehicle was not serviceable, so you won't see it when you take off the pan.
Cruise control might not work on some vehicles. Mine sometimes works, sometimes doesn't.
The factory radio should be replaced after 10 years if you still want to be able to read the clock on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th September, 2013