2000 Mitsubishi Galant V6-24 2.5 SOHC per bank from Australia and New Zealand
It is a pity that this is the only Galant model to be available in NZ
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.
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!