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A Family Affair
2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES
By Alain Gayot

In short: A comfortable midsize sedan for your wallet and four of your friends.

What’s not to like in this entirely new rendition of the Galant? You get cool styling, lots of room and decent fuel economy. All these attributes combine to make it the perfect car for the family.

Every component of the car is new from the chassis to the sound system via the engine. Competition is tough in that segment and Mitsubishi wanted to deliver a serious candidate.

We think this is an economical way to drop off the kids at school and get you to work. A trip to the market is made convenient as well. The car got going well for us but for those seeking added performance, you may opt for the 230 horsepower engine with 17-inch wheels.

Now that the Galant is built in America you have another reason to get one. Plus you get a lot of car for the money.

The formed plastic silver dash with integrated blue lights made it very difficult to see certain functions during the day, but things improved at night with the backlight.

Warranty/Service: 3-Year or 36,000 mile limited, 7-Year or 100,000 mile Anti-corrosion, 5-Year or 60,000 mile Powertrain.

Price as tested: $21,654

Technical Specifications

Performance Data

2.4 liter MIVEC 16-Valve, 160 hp

4-Speed Electronically Controlled Auto Overdrive Transmission

Advanced Dual Stage Front Airbags, Front & Rear Crumple Zones, Side Impact Door Beams, 3-Point Safety Belts

Top Speed: n/a

Acceleration: n/a

4-Wheel Power Assisted Disc Brakes, 70-0 in 170 ft.

Fuel Economy:
23 city / 30 highway

4-Wheel Independent Suspension, Power Assist Rack/ Pinion Steering, Front & Rear Stabilizer Bars

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(Updated: 07/25/08 HC)

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