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3 out of 5 stars

For It has a practical boot as well as powerful, frugal engines, and all models are well-equipped

Against Dull interior, firm ride and too much road noise

Verdict Unbreakable reliable family transport that's cheap to buy and run

Go for… 2.0-litre GLS

Avoid… 2.5-litre V6

Mitsubishi Galant Estate
  • 1. Alloy wheels, twin front airbags, sunroof, remote central locking alarm, cruise control and four electric windows come as standard
  • 2. Although mechanical problems are very rare, when they do occur they can be quite pricey to fix
  • 3. The automatic gearbox can cause costly problems, but because this was an option, it shouldn’t be too hard to find a manual version
  • 4. The suspension is notoriously pricey to overhaul, so make sure it’s in good order by checking for uneven tyre wear
  • 5. The braking system is the most common cause of problems, so make sure the car stops in a straight line
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