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| || ||1996 Mitsubishi Galant Review, Alan Gross, From Ringwood Nj U|
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| ||What things have gone wrong with the car?||Problematic front-end suspension. (Recall for defective control arm ball joints). Constantly replacing front end brake pads and rotars every 15,000 miles. Replaced items that shouldn't wear out for 10+ years like the little buttons inside the doorwells that click the interior lights on and off when the door opens and shuts? The horn? The Fm Radio? Frozen Locks and a seized up emergency brake when the temperature drops below 20 degrees! The dealership was misleading about the extended used-car warranty that ended up covering nothing! I don't trust the service department much either.|
| ||General comments?||I originally leased my '96 Gallant S (no money down) without the intent to purchase at the close of the lease agreement. The Dealer installed a Soney 10-CD changer and a power sunroof with the lease and the payments were under $200 a month. I knew I wasn't getting a Toyota or a Honda! Unfortunatly I went over the miles by a lot, so I decided to purchase after the 30 month lease was up, rather than pay an additional $3,000 for the milage and end up with nothing! The car drives fine, looks fine but there is a definate lack of quality in the fit and finish. Lots of annoying minor problems that the warranty never seemed to cover. My emission sensor burned out and fused to the exaust manifold which caused a horrible sulfer odor whenever the car was idled, after it was only 3 years old. My horn died also after 3 years, my FM radio burned out after 4 years. The transmission and the oil pan started leaking too. The Auto Transmission is jerky when it down shifts, the intereior isn't very confortable on long drives. I should be greatful I am up to 106,000 miles and still running. I would not suggest a Mitsubishi product to anyone. I also leased a '95 Gallant and that car was even worse. If you only have $18,500 to spend on a new sedan, skip the Gallant and get a Hundya! You'll get a 100,000 mile, 10 year warranty and roadside assistance with a few bucks left over.|
| ||Previous car||Toyota Camery, Honda Accord, Nissan Maxima, All superior to the Gallant but a bit more expensive.||