I'm a believer
Replaced battery at 45,000 miles.
No other faults whatsoever, just routine maintenance.
I put on over 46K miles over a three year period without one single serious problem. The car was always adult-driven, plus it was brand new, so I'm sure that helps, as with all cars.
I looked down on this car a little when I first got it. It struck me as cheap, with the cheesy interior trimmings, and the way it vibrated when you closed a door or the trunk. I can now say however that I'm a believer in Galants. The car gets up and goes when it needs to (I had the 4 cyl.), it breaks terrific, and even the tires were high quality goodyear eagles. The only thing I did in over three years was change the battery. The car felt great in any type of traffic, either heavy city type, or out on the highway, and the ride was as smooth and quiet as any I've seen. I don't have the car anymore, but looking back I realize how lucky I was to own it.
Just further proof to me that as with any automobile, there's a huge difference in buying new versus buying used. You get a used car, there's really just no telling what you're going to end up with. It's a calculated risk at any level, which is what I think accounts for a lot of the horror stories on here.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th January, 2008