What should I look for in a used Mitsubishi Galant estate?
Although mechanical problems are very rare, when they do occur they can be quite pricey to fix. According to data from Warranty Direct, the cost of the average repair is almost double that of the Vectra and the Passat.
Don't worry too much, though. The Galant's reliability record is sufficiently superior, so you'll probably still be better off with the Galant in the long run. The braking system is the most common cause of problems, so check it thoroughly - make sure the car stops in a straight line.
The automatic gearbox can cause an expensive problem, but because this was a cost option when the Galant was new, it shouldn't be too hard to find a manual version. The Galant's suspension is also notoriously pricey to overhaul, so make sure it's in good order by checking for uneven tyre wear.