2000 Mitsubishi Galant Reviews - Page 2 of 5

2000 Mitsubishi Galant V6-24 2.5 SOHC per bank from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5 SOHC per bank Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance77000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

It is a pity that this is the only Galant model to be available in NZ

Faults:

When I purchased it, the clock did not go. The dealer replaced, but it has rattled ever since. The way these fit/clip in, means they do not wish to pull it out as they generally break.

The electric aerial failed last week, but it was a relatively cheap item to fix.

General Comments:

Of the many cars I have owned, this is the best handling and the best to drive for a long time without getting tired.

I would have preferred the matt black or faux carbon fibre finish of the Japanese version on the centre console, rather than the wood grain finish.

I find the interior excellent. Mine has the instrument panel that is blank without the ignition on. Turn the ignition on and it all lights up.

The trim in the boot is a bit cheap, but still looks good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2007

30th Mar 2007, 19:23

I've also got a NZ-new Galant V6, a 2001, which I've had for a year now (had 98K km at the time). This car is surprisingly more frugal than my previous 4-cyl cars as a bonus, but the nicest thing about this car is the engine, quiet and relaxed. My first 6-cyl car, and I am loathe to go back to high-revving noisy 4-cyl cars again. I don't mind the wood, but the climate control drives me crazy when it's very cold and it suddenly blows cold air (to temper the hot air?). Handling is better than a typical Japanese, but I still miss the handling of my five previous Audis. Overall, happy. I just wished mine wasn't navy blue (easily gets dirty), I'd rather have the NZ diamond blue metallic or burgundy. Much rarer. Enjoy!

2000 Mitsubishi Galant LE V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance77000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

An OUTSTANDING car for the price

Faults:

The CD player died at around 70,000 miles. I have read that this is somewhat common with the Infinity stereos. Other than that, nothing yet (knocking on wood).

General Comments:

I am very impressed with this car. Originally I was looking at the Accord, Millenia, and Camry, but the prices were too high for the mileage I was seeking. I found this car, and have been delighted with my buy so far.

The V-6 is great! Decent acceleration off the line, but very good if you floor it in 3rd gear and up.

Handling is pretty good for a 4-door that weighs almost two tons.

Gas mileage is good. The manual says to use premium, but I have had no trouble using a slightly lower octane (mid-grade).

Average noise when driving.

The cabin is very nice, even the faux-wood looks decent. Seats are comfortable.

The car heats up very quickly in the winter, which is nice.

Braking is solid.

Trunk is pretty big too.

All of this for $8300 (USD) with 60,000 miles!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2007

2000 Mitsubishi Galant LX 2.0 from United Arab Emirates

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres

Summary:

HUGE disappointment

Faults:

The car rattles a lot.

Power windows had to be replaced.

The automatic transmission felt like I was driving a tractor.

The drive is very sluggish.

Rev the car and all it does is make noise.

The previous owner claims this is how the performance is supposed to be for this vehicle.

General Comments:

Overall this vehicle is a disappointment. An acquaintance owns a 1985 galant and its way better than this heap of junk. Over the years, Mitsuibishi has slowly lost that touch. The car felt like this since the day I purchased it. The damn dealers have no clue, most of the problems were fixed at my friends garage. I will never take this vehicle on long trips, come to think of it, I even hate taking short trips in it. It feels like the car was assembled with quality taking a back seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd January, 2007

2000 Mitsubishi Galant LS V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Probably best I have owned out of 22 cars

Faults:

One rear wheel bearing replaced at 37,000.

Battery dead at 37,000.

Left front ball joint replaced at 80,000.

Replaced front and rear brake pads at (front with ceramic) at 70,000. noise/shuddering eliminated.

General Comments:

Excellent acceleration with V6.

Very smooth riding - feels well-made.

Leather interior has worn real well.

I have had no real major problems with the Galant Ls - has moonroof and every option, so there was plenty that could go wrong, but it hasn't.

Paint job is good - clearcoat has not worn down.

Backseat leg room is very small, but doesn't matter to me.

Car is supposed to be filled with premium fuel, but I have used regular since owning and has not been a problem.

Looks awesome like a small BMW body style - fit and finish close to most Japanese makes - but priced MUCH LOWER.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2006

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 24 reviews