"92' galant vr4 #898 of 1000, i live in Alaska so reliability is kinda a must. don't get me wrong this is a awesome car. but it has had more than a few issue's. i bought it for $900 with a blown head gasket and 123000 miles on the odometer. since then i have replaced the transmission, (shifter arm broke and fried the sycros) blew the head gasket twice. (do not use stock gasket. i recommend spending the extra $50 and getting a MLS 'multi layer steel' gasket) i also stripped the teeth off of a timing belt and bent all the valves. and then about 6 month's later i broke a timing belt in half. ( no idea how i did it) and bent the valves again. i have since replaced the stock belt with a GATES RACING belt. and it has been holding up just fine. i did have to replace the ECU about a year ago (very common problem on these cars) and i never have gotten the car to idle right. but all in all... this is a nice looking car, could use a cupholder though, the performance is good, the awd is very nice in the winter and on dirt roads, the handling isn't the greatest but adding a low profile set of tires (Fusion ZR1) makes a huge difference. and as far as relibility goes, dad's i have to be honest i would not recommend letting your wife or daughter drive this across the country. don't get me wrong i love this car, and its probly just mine i know there is always one bad apple in a basket. but it has not yet proven itself yet, but the alternator hasn't given out or anything else like that, just been internal engine problems. if you can overcome ( or just plain avoid) those problems, you have a pretty nice looking solid car. which is like any other car, you take care of it, and it will take care of you. and just a side note... yes i have a heavy foot, but i'm just the guy that likes to see how fast he can get to 100mph when the highway is clear, and i stay away from redline, i know my cars limits and i don't abuse it. i have done all the work to it myself and have changed the oil and filter every 3000miles. i hope this review helps someone out, i know that nobody reviews this car because of how rare it is. and i hope someone benefits from this. odometer currently at 141000miles"
"This car was purchased new in 1990. It's now 2007. She's needed the air conditioner upgraded, a clutch replaced after 2 kids learned to drive on her, new belts, etc. But the engine is still running like new. She's not that fast, and not that pretty... but I can't get below 30mpg city on her. And she never breaks down. I'll drive her until she does."
Pros: "excellent value; very reliable; excellent handling"
Cons: "It's basic transportation -- no high luxury here."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this 1993 Mitsubishi Galant new in Dec. 1992 and have owned it since. This is the best of the nine cars I have owned in the past 48 years. It has been remarkably reliable. In 22 years of ownership, I've made a few repairs (front axles and front end parts), but they are few in comparison to most of the other cars I have owned. It currently leaks a quart of oil every 1,000 miles or so. Other than that, it drives as well as it did when I bought it. It's tight, with no rattles or squeaks, it handles very well, and the engine has as much power as when I bought it. It still gets 35 mpg on the highway."
"This car has been in the family since new. Currently has 250,000 miles on it, and I wouldn't hesitate to take a trip anywhere in it.
Yes, it does burn oil, but everything else is solid. Over the years all we've done is alternator, fuel pump, clutch, and normal wear and tear things.
It's been a heck of a car for us. Will be sad when the day comes to get rid of it."