30th May 2003, 09:15
I have to admit I had a couple of problems with my 99 Galant ES when I first purchased it and they were fixed at the Mitsubishi dealer, but all cars have recalls and problems at one time or another. My car now has 88,335 miles on it in only 4 years and it is running great. I have no complaints about this vehicle except that there are few after market parts for it. Maybe I was one of the lucky ones who got a nearly flawless one, but I am sure I am not the only one.
13th Jun 2003, 07:30
My wife and I bought a 99' gallant in December of 98'. We replaced brake pads, had rotors turned twice, and then replaced with new ones, front bushings replaced (to stop the vibrations in the steering), and several alignments all before the warranty expired (luckily). After the warranty expired we had the brake pads and rotors replaced yet again (with different non-Mitsubishi parts) and finally solved the brake problem (so we thought). It is 03' now and we have 130k miles on the vehicle, the windshield wipers, cruise control, and the air conditioner all have began to work part time! Oh, and we are starting to get the brake problem back again (much less severe than before).The car has had it share of problems, but overall been a fairly decent vehicle. The motor will surely outlast all the other components on the vehicle.
30th Jun 2003, 18:23
I own a 1999 Mitsubishi Galant and at approximately 63K miles I had to replace the brakes 4 times and the replace the rotors once. Now at 70,000 they need new rotors for the second time! It seems that Galants have brakes and rotors problems.
30th Jun 2003, 19:16
I have a 1999 Galant ES. I have been having problem with the brakes every three months. I purchased this car in 2000 from what I thought was a reliable dealership. No statements were made on the brakes and the problems a lot of people have been complainting about. The shoes have been replaced, rotors and alignments have been done. Every three months or less something is going on with the brakes. Could someone tell me what I can do about this problem?
2nd Jul 2004, 00:21
I bought a 1999 ES Galant; same problem brakes and alignment and the steering wheel is vibrating too much and this is the worse car that I have ever bought.
16th Sep 2004, 19:50
I am actually about to put a down payment on my first car which happens to be a 1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES. I was shocked to hear it only had 38,000 miles on it and it was $8,995. I did some negotiating and got it down to $7,500. Except for some minor flaws such as some small rust (barely noticeable), it has no other problems and is looking beautiful. After reading everyone's comments I'm starting to get scared and starting to reconsider, but hopefully all will be well.
6th Dec 2004, 22:31
I have a 1999 Galant ES and the car for the most part is a reliable vehicle. Hearing about wiring catching on fire, new brakes all the time, new rotors and shaky steering columns are problems that arise in cars. Try to buy good rotors and reliable brakes the first time and maybe there will not be a continuing problem. The only draw back I have to the car is that there are truly not enough after market parts for the car. Other than that I hope your Galants can be as reliable as mine has been and hopefully will continue to be.
17th Mar 2005, 18:12
I bought a used 1999 Mitsubishi Galant with about 70,000 miles on it. The dealership said there was nothing wrong with it. A month later the piston ring blew out and they had to replace the engine. since then I've had to replace the brakes several times. My a/c compressor went out and the wiring on the headlight is bad, my dashboard lights went out. I had to get them replaced. I have 122,000 miles on my car now. I have gotten a tune up, oil change, transmission flushed, air filter. My Valve cover gasket was leaking and I had to get that replaced. I did all that and my engine still runs really rough. When I step on the brakes the car shakes. I really like Mitsubishi Cars. before all the problems started it was a really great car. It has had previous owners, but it obvious they did not take care of the car. I don't know what else to do to make the engine stop running so rough, but, if I had a choice to buy another car I would buy a Mitsubishi.
23rd Jul 2007, 12:22
I bought a 99 Gallant LS in Jan of 2005. Car has been relatively trouble free except for shuddering in transmission. The fix was replacing tranny fluid with Mitsubishi's type IV transmission fluid. This was done about 75,000 miles ago and the shuddering has just recently comeback. I drive about 30K a year and it is mostly interstate driving. As far as the front brakes, suggest that when servicing pads, have the pins that the calipers slide on re-lubed with high temperature caliper grease. I have been getting about 40K out of a set of pads. Fit and finish are outstanding. The car is still rust free and I have always referred to it as a Japanese Lincoln.
30th Jul 2009, 12:55
I bought a 99 Galant in 2002 with 14K miles. It has been serving me well (now 125K miles). Engine and transmission are still going strong. I also had brake rotor problem. But after changing over to Brembo rotor and Monroe pads, problem is significantly reduced. Rotors and pads are now 2 years, 24K miles old and still going. At high speed (70mph) stopping, brake still vibrates. But OK at any speed below 55mph.
I also discover that if the rear drum brakes are not well adjusted (contact between drum and shoe), it will cause the whole system to pulsate, too. Newest problem is peeling paint. I fixed the P420 (Cat. function below threshold) problem by changing the pre-cat O2 sensor only. Turned out that the O2 sensor was becoming "lazy," causing a wrong impression that the cat was bad. I kept the slightly "retarded" post-cat sensor purposefully, in order not to trigger P420 from an over-sensitive computer.
It looks like this car will give me at least 3 more years of service. For a car that's worth less than a thousand bucks to trade-in, I'll run it till it dies.
18th Aug 2009, 00:07
I am a 19 year old college student and I drive a 1999 Mitsubishi Galant SE. It is my 2nd car and I absolutely could not be happier with it.
I have had it for about a year now, and there is nothing wrong with it whatsoever.
Excellent fuel economy, have not had to change the brakes or anything! This is a fantastic car, and by the way... this is a 99, and I'm writing this in 2009 so the car's 10 years old with 116k miles on it... So if that doesn't say something, then I don't know what will.
1st Nov 2009, 12:14
Have a 99 Galant bought brand new with only 5 miles on it. Now it has 216,000 on it. I reside in the D/FW area. Overall I have gotten my moneys worth out of it and only have had to have the A/C compressor replaced. The brakes and shuttering after purchased brand new was an issue, but was also a recall.. but overall pretty good car. Will keep driving it til the wheels fall off!