2012 Mitsubishi Galant User Reviews
- $14,730 - $16,353
- No trim specified for this review
- Economical, Stylish, Roomy Interior, Excellent Warranty
- Lacks Features, Low Horse Power, AC Kills Accelleration
Purchased As New
I recently bought this car brand new from San Bernardino Subaru & Mitsubishi. I was able to trade in a car I owed $7,000 on and end up paying only $24,000 for this one. The SE version has 18" Rims, Backup Camera and GPS but those things aren't worth the $4000 price increase so the ES is really the way to go if you want to save money. You can get decent rims for less than $800 and if you have a smart phone then GPS is not a big deal.
For the money this is a great car. I got the Kalapana black version with black interior and for a value sedan it looks really nice, I've even gotten comments on the faux wood trim.
The fuel economy is average, I live 7 miles from work and take side streets to and from - I average 21 MPG. If I take a trip on the freeway I get up to 30 MPG.
The power is a mixed bag. Sports mode opens up a lot of possibilities; if you're a single driver on a cool day then you can drive like a maniac if you want and there's decent pick up, acceleration and handling. Crank up the AC, add a few people to the car or try to drive on one of those molten 105° desert days and the car loses all feeling of acceleration - the only way to get it back is stay in 1st gear and crank it past 5000 RPM.
The 2012 Galant is perfect for a small family or a single person who wants a reasonably priced sedan that looks nice and can fit 5 people relatively easy. It's a very practical car and with the way Mitsubishi Motors is faultering, it will probably be the cheapest mid-sized sedan you can find.
Should you buy it? Only if you can't get a Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry or VW Jetta TDi. All of those cars have better features, better fuel economy and slightly updated looks. They very similar spec-wise but the Camry, Altima and Jetta are a cut above the Galant in most respects.
I got this car because I was able to get a great deal on it despite having poor credit. I don't regret my purchase, the 10-year/100,000 mile warranty was a great option and it's a solid car with decent performance and great comfort. If you can afford them, there are better options, but this is a solid choice for the price.
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