An underrated, reliable, economical, fast, entertaining luxury car
Brakes start to judder every 30,000 miles needing disc skimming. Known defect but not expensive. Nothing else in over 3 years.
I bought the car from new after having owned a BMW 740 which was far too expensive to run (servicing and parts) and unreliable. Prior to that I have owned Mercedes 230E and a Lexus LS 400. Pound for pound I regard the Galant V6 estate the best car I have ever owned.
It is very comfortable, fast, economical (routine servicing £100 - £150), extremely reliable, and a joy to drive.
I achieve over 30 mpg on long runs and overall it gives me 27 mpg.
This is the top of the range model which has leather, climate control, heated seats, an enormous sunshine roof etc.
The tiptronic auto gearbox is excellent combining the benefits of both a manual and automatic shifting.
It does roll a bit on corners, but the ride is very gentle on the straight. Not everyones taste, but I prefer it.
It depreciates in value very quickly so second hand cars are remarkable value.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th October, 2003