When I went in to purchase my car, I had to go on a test drive just to make sure that the car is in fact what I had wanted. Once I got behind the wheel, it was smooth sailing! The car had everything I wanted from power windows to an alarm and it rode so well!
Proven and Reliable
2011 Mitsubishi GalantPT - South Texas08/27/2011
Galants (new or used) are great values if you are smart and don't pay too much for them. The 2.4l SOHC 4 cylinder motor isn't the most powerful BUT it's a proven and reliable design that Mitsu has been building for decades. The Mitsu service guys here say that they have never had to replace one (unless it was abused.) The 4spd AT may seem outdated BUT in its manual shift mode the Sportronic AT actually works very well with the engine. Shifted manually the Galant gets up and goes but it isn't a slug in Auto mode either (can't say that for the Lancer CVT in Auto mode.) The ride and handling are also well balanced - at least in the SE I own. The 18" low profile tires on the SE improve the handling a lot but the ride isn't harsh or jarring. The SE also comes loaded with built in Navi, Bluetooth, Homelink, rearview camera, 650W stereo, auto AC, power seat, seat heaters, sunroof, foglights, 18" alloys -- all for what a plain Camry LE costs. The interior is a bit dated but seems durable enough and I like the layout better than some of the newer stuff. The only real con is engine noise --the old reliable 2.4 motor just isn't a quiet mill. But all in all I feel I got a great deal when I bought my Galant SE -- just don't pay anywhere near MSRP.
2011 Mitsubishi GalantStormi Williams - Albuquerque, NM12/20/2015
Great on gas and comfortable with just the right amount of pep.