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2001 Mitsubishi Galant Review

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The Galant used to be regarded as a sort of rough-around-the-edges competitor to the Camry and Accord, ranking a generation of refinement behind those other Japanese models and lagging in quality.

But over time, Mitsubishi has caught up on the refinement game, to the point of becoming a real player. Two years ago, Mitsubishi began offering its V-6 on the Galant, kicking it into the infield and the American sedan mainstream. Now, Mitsubishi is refocusing its products toward mass-market sportiness and those who enjoy driving.

The Galant GTZ is proof of that: While it isn’t quite as minutely refined and flawless as the Camry and Accord, it’s a comfortable, sporty sedan with an excellent powertrain.

Specifically, the GTZ has the same engine, transmission, and basic equipment as the LS and ES V-6 models, but it adds a sport suspension upgrade consisting of stiffer springs and firmer dampers, plus sixteen-inch alloy wheels and an exterior treatment that includes a color-keyed grille, color-keyed front and rear spoilers (including the rear wing), and special trim. Importantly, the GTZ offers no manual transmission or manu-matic option—only a four-speed automatic—disqualifying it as a real sport-sedan contender in the eyes of many.

Sporty outside, dull inside

Outside, Mitsubishi has done a great styling job with this car. Though the current Galant is nearly three years old now, it’s aging gracefully. The proportions are right, and the body cladding has been kept to a minimum, while still showing that it’s a sport model.

What about the unusually large rear wing, though? Opinions are mixed on whether the rear wing fits the part or if it looks a little over the top. I tend to think the latter and do without it, but judging by the number of tacky add-on spoilers I see nowadays on everything from Civics to Aleros, I might be alone. The sixteen-inch, five-spoke, partially blacked-out alloy wheels look great, and stand out in a world of near-look-alikes.

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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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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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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