Sunday 9 January 2011

Mitsubishi Used Cars- The Galant

 When you come to think of it, there are not a lot of Mitsubishi used cars in Canada. When researching the brand I didn’t realize that the Mitsubishi Motor Corporation only officially came to Canada in 2003. Mitsubishi vehicles were sold through Chrysler dealerships in North America before Mitsubishi announced it was officially in Canada and the States. Mitsubishi has many different models but we are going to focus on the Galant, a midsize sedan. In 2004 Mitsubishi decided to redesign the Galant, there were two different Galant’s to choose from. You could either have a 2.4-litre, four-cylinder with 160 horsepower or a 3.8-litre, V6, 230 horsepower engine. Both engines only had four-speed automatic.

Mitsubishi Galant used cars:

The Galant in 2007 was redesigned and had changes to both exterior and interior of the vehicle. They also replaced there sporty version of the GTS with the Ralliart model. Mitsubishi boosted the V6 engine to 258 horsepower. The V6 model also replaced the four-speed transmission to a five-speed. The 2007 Galant also added side airbags as a standard feature to all models.

If you’re interested in a newer version of the Mitsubishi Galant like the 2009 version, then you will be happy to know the automaker made some changes to the style of the vehicle. These changes were only done on the exterior and interior of the vehicle, there were no changes done to either engine.

From what I could gather about the fuel economy statistics was that the Mitsubishi Galant had higher fuel ratings than other competitors in its segment. In 2009 the four-cylinder had a 10.2/7.2-litre/100km for both city and highway driving. The V6 engine had a 12.6/8.0-litre/100km for both city and highway driving and the sporty version had a 12.9/8.2 for both city and highway.

Let’s go over some pros and cons of the Mitsubishi Galant:

1- There are problems with the condenser.

2- It has been reported that there are problems with the automatic climate control system.

3- Other things I found reported on the web about the Galant were oxygen sensor issues.

4- Problems with squeaky brakes.

5- It was giving a good rating by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for a test on frontal offset crashes

6- It also received four stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for driver and passenger protection in frontal crash tests in 2007.

I hope this information helps when looking at the Mitsubishi Galant as your next used vehicle.

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