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1999 Mitsubishi Galant Review

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Coos Bay, OR - It matters little that the majority of Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords - America’s best-selling cars - are delivered with four cylinder engines. A midsize car simply lacks credibility with U.S. buyers if it doesn’t offer a six-cylinder version. Mitsubishi re-worked the four-cylinder in the Galant two years ago and made a good car even better. But as capable as the Galant is, the market has moved beyond four-cylinder engines. For years Mitsubishi has offered the most powerful four in the segment, which also has the advantage of being smoother than many sixes and vibration free. But sales still lagged.

Now there are no more excuses.

The Galant has always been a solid product, but with a few flaws and quirks that probably affected its sales. With that in mind, this total overhaul given the fourth generation overhaul has concentrated on making the car not only better, but more mainstream - without losing its individuality.

The fact that it's built in the US can't hurt sales.

Mitsubishi gives Galant a V6

There have been hints of a V-6 for the Galant for most of the decade. That speculation was reinforced by the excellent sixes that Mitsubishi made available to Chrysler. However, until the Pentastar folks developed the capacity to design and build their own family of V-6 engines, most minivans - as well as many of Chrysler’s bigger sedans - came with Mitsubishi power.

Consequently, it seemed a bit odd that Mitsubishi avoided putting them in their own products. Not only does the company offer a full line of passenger cars, sporty coupes and convertibles and solid SUVs, but they were a leader in new ideas and technology - including the addition of balance shafts to tame harsh engines and all-wheel-steering to parking easier.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
2002 Mitsubishi Galant 4-Door Sedan ES 2.4L Automatic

An overall great, reliable vehicle, and last for years!

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Its a pretty decent car. When regular maintenance is done, the car rides smooth, and is quiet, like any other vehicle. Overall, great car! I've had mine for 7 years now. I'd recommend one to anyone.
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For 1998 Mitsubishi Galant

an all-around daily driver that is not so heavy on the pocket

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all in all a reliable car considering some of its inherent problems like the servo and sometimes erratic MAF sensor (which I replaced recently). it blends the right amount of power and economy specially in our... + More »
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1997 Mitsubishi Galant 4-Door DE Automatic

A solid older car with lots of good use still to come…her actual birth date is 1994 but there was no slot under 1997

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This, still lovely lady, with just over 51,000 original miles, has plenty of spunk. Doesn't look out of place on the highway. Replacement parts such as tires, battery are at a minimum considering her actual... + More »
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