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Post Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:38 am

2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6

My 2nd car (my first being a Chevy Silverado). I bought it in November 2014 for $2500 after selling the Silverado. I use it as a daily driver and a reliable POS. Since I bought it, it's been in 2 accidents.
Accident 1: The week after I bought it (it was the day Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire came out). I was driving down the highway, running some errands. I was changing lanes, when some lady in a Dodge Nitro tried to cut me off, and ended up T-boning me.
Accident 2: About 3 weeks after the last one. The car was parked, when something with a trailer hitch backed into my rear bumper (i wasn't in the car this time).
Other than that, this thing's been extremely reliable. Beyond general maintenance, the only thing I've replaced was the radiator. I drive this thing every day, and use it for work (I'm a delivery driver at the moment). And I have autocrossed it about 2-3 times. I'd do it more, but college doesn't leave me with much free time.
I really like this car. It's much sportier than your average midsize sedan, and it feels way faster than it is. My only complaint is that the V6 is automatic only. Although, I could always swap in the 6 speed out of a 3000GT...

Some Info:
6G72 3 liter V6 (SOHC, 24v)
195 horsepower, 205 lb/ft of torque
4 speed Automatic
0-60 in around 7.9 seconds (as tested by me)
I average about 19 MPG in this thing (I'm a chronic leadfoot, and I spend lots of time in DC traffic)
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The result of me hastily (and cheaply) fixing the damage from the 1st accident. I'd replace it, but as I said, this thing's a reliable POS.
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The damage repair for accident #2. Second verse same as the first.
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The engine bay after I changed the radiator. I'll get around to cleaning it one of these days.
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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:03 pm

Re: 2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6

inB4 "You know that's the Plymouth Voyager engine."

That interior actually looks pretty nice... Do you plan on modifying the car at all or is it just gonna be for transport?
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Post Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:25 pm

Re: 2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6

I might get another car in the near future, so probably not. I like having a reliable daily that costs nearly nothing to run, and can be fixed with duct tape and swear words, but I want something sportier, too (one with a manual transmission) that I can track more easily. Besides, my mom's car died, and she uses this thing just as much as me now.

Edit: even with the Voyager engine, I've gotten it from 0-60 in under 8 seconds. The only modification made was weight reduction.
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Post Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:51 am

Re: 2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6

Are you saving up for a GTR now? :P

Because your username.
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Post Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:15 am

Re: 2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6

I wish I could afford an R32. Maybe when I graduate university, or if I win the lottery... My proposed budget for purchase price is around $4000, and I'm trying not to go above 2k if possible. From my almost religious craigslist browsing, I was thinking along the lines of a project sports car (my standards for comfort and interior quality are both really low, and I can live without an a/c. I was actually going to delete it on the Galant, but my mom talked me out of it at the last minute). I can do most any work myself, and I have no issue with scavenging junkyard parts (how do you think I maintain the Galant so cheap?)
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