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Mitsubishi Galant Saloon (97 - 03) review

(1997 - 2003)
Mitsubishi Galant Saloon (97 - 03)
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What used Mitsubishi Galant saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Mitsubishi Galant saloon?

If you compare it to similar-sized cars of a similar age, certainly not. Residual values were fairly horrific when the car was new, which makes the Galant a cracking used buy because it has already lost most of its value. Few cars come as cheap or as well-stocked as the Galant.

Running costs are fairly reasonable, too. The fuel economy is roughly the same as you'd get from the equivalent Vectra or Passat, and insurance groupings for the 2.0-litre and for the V6, are also on a par with rivals'.

You're likely to pay a bit more for your servicing than you would for a Vectra or Passat, but there isn't a huge amount in it. Besides, the Galant's bullet-proof reliability means very little is likely to go wrong.