Did You Know Mitsubishi Still Sold the Galant? And it’s a Bargain!

November 30, 2009
I guess you can afford to offer bargain prices when your bread and butter family sedan hasn't been re-styled since the Y2K bug was still the big concern on everyones minds and not the Mayan Apocalypse of 2012. Yes everyone, Mitsubishi has released the new for 2010 Galant family sedan and it (drum roll please) looks exactly like last year. And the year before that. Its nice to know that you can at least rely on some things to never change.

But what's this? Is that really the price and how long is the warranty? Stop right there buyers and hold the phone to your Hyundai dealers because that Sonata can just wait. Mitsubishi has gone and started a "Lets Make a Deal" moment and you might want to reconsider buying what amounts to a brand new used car.

The 2010 Mitsubishi Galant comes standard with a 2.4 liter 160 horsepower MIVEC 4 cylinder that moves this family sedan adequately and returns good economy figures as well. But that isn't what makes the Galant special. Priced just $1,400 over the base model (which is pointless to buy), the uplevel SE adds a touchscreen navigation system, 650-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system, Sirius Satelltie Radio, alloy wheels and Bluetooth. Final sticker price? $23,999. Now that's a good deal.

Concerned about Mitsubishi quality? Although it was never publicized in the press like Hyundais warranty, Mitsubishi also offers a 5 year/60,000 bumper to bumper warranty and a 10 year/100,000 mile coverage of all powertrain components. Car makers like Chevy and Suzuki offer 100,000 mile powertrain warranties but cut them off at 5 (Chevy) and 7 (Suzuki) years.

So if you are okay with people thinking you bought a used car but just need that new car smell you could do worse than a Mitsubishi Galant. Imagine what would happen if Mitsubishi kept the vehicle this price and actually (gasp!) restyled it?

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