1999 Mitsubishi Galant
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1999 Mitsubishi Galant Review
A solid day-to-day sedan.
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While the Eclipse and 3000 GT remain the most recognizable models in the Mitsubishi lineup, the 1999 Mitsubishi Galant provides one of the more practical offerings. The Galant marks a reasonably priced sedan that offers a good mix of comfort and performance. It does not have the same flash Mitsubishi sports cars often have, but it shows the same attention to detail and design.
The Mitsubishi Galant has undergone some very positive alterations, which makes the 1999 Galant more attractive than some previous offerings. Since 1997, the interior design and standard load out has improved significantly. The addition of a new six-cylinder engine option substantially increases the power and performance of the Galant, as well. Drivers willing to spend the extra money can get a more comfortable, higher performance vehicle than in previous years.
Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Mitsubishi Galant DE, Mitsubishi Galant ES, Mitsubishi Galant ES V6, Mitsubishi Galant LS V6, Mitsubishi Galant GTZ
The most significant change to the 1999 Mitsubishi Galant concerns the addition of a six-cylinder engine option. The exterior styling looks noticeably different from the 1998 model. Some of the standard equipment options have been altered. The performance-oriented Galant GTZ debuts as well.
The Mitsubishi Galant provides a fairly average-sized sedan. It does not use the same design flair as the Mitsubishi sports cars, but it looks less conservative than the Diamante. The new styling changes to the 1999 Galant make it appear more like a BMW than a Mitsubishi, which could be a positive or negative alteration depending on a driver’s personal preferences. Standard features for the Galant ES includes power windows, power locks, and powers doors. A rear spoiler remains available as an optional feature.
The 1999 Mitsubishi Galant offers ample interior space for a vehicle of its size. The interior features are fairly tiered off. Taking all the available optional equipment in the Galant DE or Galant ES essentially upgrades it to the stock model of the Galant ES or Galant LS respectfully. The Galant ES features cruise control, air-conditioning, an AM/FM radio, and a cassette player as standard equipment. The Galant LS V6 and Galant GTZ add power leather seats and an Infinity audio system. A CD player and CD changer remain available as optional equipment.
Performance & Handling
The Mitsubishi Galant offers solid performance for its price range. The 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine provides good acceleration. The three-liter, six-cylinder engine further augments the acceleration of the 1999 Mitsubishi Galant. The turning and braking capabilities seem more than ample. It does not open up in the same way as the Eclipse or 3000 GT, but the Galant easily handles everything most drivers encounter while commuting and driving around town. The Galant GTZ further improves upon the performance, which makes it a bit more enjoyable to operate.
The 1999 Mitsubishi Galant comes equipped with dual front airbags. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes and side curtain airbags come standard on all Galant models, except the Galant DE.
EPA Fuel Economy
Mitsubishi Galant 2.4-liter four-cylinder with manual: 20/28 mpg city/highway
Mitsubishi Galant 3.0-liter six-cylinder with automatic: 17/25 mpg city/highway
- Good build quality
- Well-designed interior
- Six-cylinder engine option
You Won't Like
- Nothing to distinguish it from the competition
A solid day-to-day sedan.
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