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    Salam everybody,

    I was just browsing the ads a couple of days ago and I saw some 2005-2007 Mitsubishi Galants for sale in rather surprisingly low prices (surprising for me at least and mouth-watering too ). They had 2.5 litres V6 engines and as we know Galant is targeted for an audience looking for something better than our average Corollas, Civics and Lancers.

    So, I am confused and wanted to know what's the deal here. Is it a bad car for Pakistan (considering factors like parts availability, maintenance, after sales services)? Or is it just to do with the "resale mentality" we have here where we "buy" cars while thinking about how to "sell them off"?

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    Resale Mentality........ Thats it!

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    Two things
    1. Unavailability of Spare parts & even if u manage to find them, spares would b xtrmly costly.
    2. No resale

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    Parts arent available easily, and if they are.. they are costly.

    Its a gas guzzler. In that price range, people who generally want daily runners wouldnt opt for it. Although, some people might suggest to put it on gas... but

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    galants rent thet much in production either

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    But guys, if it's a 2.5 liters V6, shouldn't it compete with Accord, Mark-X or Camry etc. And if it's targeted for those people, economy or parts' cost is not that much of an issue, is it? Or is it just down to total unavailability of spare parts?

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    Down for both reasons
    Unavailability of parts
    No resale
    ALWAYS BE POSITIVE

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    Quote Originally Posted by hasan849 View Post
    Salam everybody,

    I was just browsing the ads a couple of days ago and I saw some 2005-2007 Mitsubishi Galants for sale in rather surprisingly low prices (surprising for me at least and mouth-watering too ). They had 2.5 litres V6 engines and as we know Galant is targeted for an audience looking for something better than our average Corollas, Civics and Lancers.

    So, I am confused and wanted to know what's the deal here. Is it a bad car for Pakistan (considering factors like parts availability, maintenance, after sales services)? Or is it just to do with the "resale mentality" we have here where we "buy" cars while thinking about how to "sell them off"?

    Hasan.
    lol@ comparison with local civics rolla lancer etc
    @poster buddy galant was never targeted over these small sedans it proved to be a great rival against accord,mark2,markX etc etc.
    i personally term galant vr4 better than all trims of accord.its realy a treat to drive,the bloody motor is hell responsive.far comfortble than others in same league.
    coming to the point that why no resale?
    yes parts arent avlabl,there is no aftermarket support by the parent company here too.these two major factors spoiled the standing of this beauty in local market.
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    Thanks Immad and everyone else.

    "They had 2.5 litres V6 engines and as we know Galant is targeted for an audience looking for something better than our average Corollas, Civics and Lancers."

    Actually, what I meant was that Galants were designed to target the market which was looking for something better than Corolla, Civic and Lancers etc. So, yeah, basically they were competing with Camry, Accord, Cefiro, Mark II etc.

    I guess its unfortunate to see such a nice car getting no appreciation or recognition in our auto market. Not much the consumers can do if the companies selling these cars are lazy or incompetent.

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    These cars are great, very nicely built and have got quite good engines and have really good luxury appointments way ahead of their time, their fate is bad in Pakistan due to many reasons, some primary ones are

    1 - a very silly local mitsubishi dealer
    2 - The import of used GDI variants bought at ridiculously low prices because they were faulty.
    3 - Lack of repair facilities because of complicated systems (e.g HVAC and manual shift auto) - and the full electronic automatic transmission.

    The cars sold by Dewan motors were very very silly, the 2.0 version had a poor 2.0 SOHC carburettor engine - manual climate control and basic systems which they were trying to compete with the Camry and Accord - quite stupid approach

    The V6 edition had a dinosaur of an engine it was the 6G something, a two valve head and sideways spark plugs (quite obsolete technology in a market that already had cars with modern engines) - It was quite amusing to even think of it.

    I have put in v6 engines into the original GDI Galants, the engines were 6A12 SOHC 24V (2.5 litre) and 6A13 SOHC 24V (3.0 litre) with their respective 4 speed automatics with lockup. If originally they would have been equipped with these engines I am sure it would have given a tough time to all medium sized cars in Pakistan. But sadly its fate was bad like the Mazda brand.
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    Thanks Xulfiqar for the very informative and comprehensive reply.

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