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I've seen talk and comparisons of the '6 with the Altima, Accord, even the Passat (not in same price class!) - but what about the Galant? Reviews are impressive.
 

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You (Americans) also always mention the Altima, BMW 3-serie and Toyota Camry. But that's totally wrong. They are all in a (tiny) higher class. In the Luxery Midclass. And de Mazda6 is in the Midclass, like the Passat (that car is only too expensive, but aren't all VW's??); Ford Mondeo, Honda Accord, Renault Laguna, Opel Vectra and such
 

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In America, we do things by size, not price. In Europe it is different. First of all they don't sell the Altima in Europe, they sell the Primera which is the size of a Ford Escort. Second of all the Mondeo IS the new Ford Escort and it sells at near 30 grand. That would never go down in America. For 30 grand Americans either want a big car the size of a Camry, or a European model, like BMW. The Mazda 6 has nearly the same dimensions as the Altima and Camry, and in fact is only a little smaller. It is larger than the Passat and Mondeo. Check the stats. In fact the Altima is lighter than the 6.
 

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they sell the Primera which is the size of a Ford Escort.  Second of all the Mondeo IS the new Ford Escort  [/b]
You guys must have pretty large Ford Escorts in America. The new Primera sold in Europe is quite comparable to 6, sizewise I mean. And I always thought that Mondeo was the successor of Sierra and "new" Ford Escort is called Ford Focus.
I was in Phoenix AZ this January and did not come across any giant Escorts there. Maybe I should have visited California instead? ;)
 

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            I've seen talk and comparisons of the '6 with the Altima, Accord, even the Passat (not in same price class!) - but what about the Galant?  Reviews are impressive.[/b]
Well...Mitsubishi's Galant is a fine car, but not a great car. At least not the present. Don't know if they've cooked up any new one. Also build quality sucks.

/Steve
 

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Well...Mitsubishi's Galant is a fine car, but not a great car. At least not the present. Don't know if they've cooked up any new one. Also build quality sucks.

/Steve[/b]
Don't beat around the bush, Steve, just what are you trying to say? :p

Seriously, well put response.

--the davester
 

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I have a friend who bought the Galant new. He really had a 1500 km service interval so to say. It was a happy day for him when the Galant skid off the road, got wrapped around a pine tree and was redeemed by insurance company. Now he is driving A6 and will never ever buy another Mitsu.

Other friend of mine has a Carisma with GDI engine. The engine itself is great, but it has to be cleaned at least twice a year to keep it working.

Galant looks great though (or did before 6 came out ;) ). I like it's shark-nose appearance that reminds me of older BMW-s.
 

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Well...Mitsubishi's Galant is a fine car, but not a great car. At least not the present. Don't know if they've cooked up any new one. Also build quality sucks.

/Steve[/b]
Don't beat around the bush, Steve, just what are you trying to say? :p

Seriously, well put response.

--the davester[/b][/quote]

Thought I was pretty clear...don't wanna spit on the competition. Or maybe I do... ;)

Anyway, I've ordered a 6. Didn't order a Galant. That should be answer enough, really...
 

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            I have a friend who bought the Galant new. He really had a 1500 km service interval so to say. It was a happy day for him when the Galant skid off the road, got wrapped around a pine tree and was redeemed by insurance company. Now he is driving A6 and will never ever buy another Mitsu.

Other friend of mine has a Carisma with GDI engine. The engine itself is great, but it has to be cleaned at least twice a year to keep it working.

Galant looks great though (or did before 6 came out ;) ). I like it's shark-nose appearance that reminds me of older BMW-s.[/b]
1500 km service interval is no joke when it comes to Mitsubishis. You'd be happy to go that far without need of service.

A joke that goes around is you can't buy a Mitsubishi. You have to buy two. One of them always has to be in the shop...

And who doesn't remember the president of Mitsubishi Motors, crying in front of cameras just a couple of years ago, asking forgiveness because they had knows about serious problems with their cars brakes and hadn't done anything about it. Didn't that guy commit suicide by the way? (Rumours has it he wasn't the first Mitsu owner to do that...)

/Steve
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I will reinforce what everyone else is saying about Mitsubishi Galants. My old roommate bought one. It had about 50,000 miles on it and the engine absolutely blew up. The block actually cracked! He drove hard, but didn't drag race or anything.
In this month's Top Gear there is a comparo with several European mid-size sedans (or saloons as they would have it). They are the Mazda 6, Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Vectra, Renault Laguna, Skoda something or other, and the Nissan Primera. The Mondeo and Primera are both slightly smaller than the 6, but should not be mistaken for subcompacts. They are just smaller than American mid size cars. But so is the 6.
 

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For the non-Europeans: the real competitors for the Mazda6 here in Holland! I've chosen the versions witch are very similer....

Honda Accord 1.8i S (still waiting for the new Accord)
Price: 23.690 euro
0/100 km/h: 10,9 s
length: 4,60 m
Wheelbase: 2,68 m

Mazda 6 1.8 Touring
Price: 23.370 euro
0/100 km/h: 10,7 s
length: 4,67 m
Wheelbase: 2.68 m

Nissan Primera 1.8 Visia
Price: 23.175 euro
0/100 km/h: 11,9 s
length: 4,57 m
Wheelbase: 2,68 m

Peugeot 406 Gentry 1.8-16V (Still waiting for the 407)
Price: 23.650 euro
0/100 km/h: 11,3 s
length: 4,60 m
Wheelbase: 2,70 m

Ford Mondeo 1.8 16V Trend
Price: 23.945 euro
0/100 km/h: 10,8 s
length: 4,73 m
Wheelbase: 2,75 m

Opel Vectra 1.8-16V Comfort
Price: 23.995 euro
0/100 km/h: 11,2 s
length: 4,60 m
Wheelbase: 2,70 m

Toyota Avensis 1.8 16v VVT-i Executive (still waiting for the new Avensis)
Price: 23.690 euro
0/100 km/h: 10,0 s
length: 4,52 m
Wheelbase: 2,63 m

Citroen C5 1.8 16V Ligne Prestige
Price: 23.460 euro
0/100 km/h: 11,1 s
length: 4,62 m
Wheelbase: 2,75 m

Renault Laguna 1.8 16V Expression
Price: 24.395 euro
0/100 km/h: 10,7 s
length: 4,58 m
Wheelbase: 2,74 m









 

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Thanks for posting those pics Matt. You must have waaay too much time on your hands. :hoho
 

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Well, am I stupid or are most of those cars UGLY???

Take the new Nissan for example. Okay, you may grow to like the outside appearance - it is somewhat Avantgardistic. But...and it's a BIIIG but...they put the speedo and tacho in the middle of the car. How darn stupid is that??

What I did like about the Nissan is the nice color display in the center, much better placed than on the 6. Also liked the rear camera.

But compared to the 6, the new Primera is a sad story. Who wants to pay big-bucks for an ugly car?? Not me.

And that goes for the Citroên, the Peugeot and a couple of the others aswell. The rest are just simply boring. Not ugly, not exciting, not surprising, not sporty - just plain and simple boring. <g>

I guess I'm an eternal slave to the Mazda brand...and to the 6.

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            Well, am I stupid or are most of those cars UGLY???[/b]
My thoughts exactly! That Primera is absolutely hideous. Could be one of the ugliest cars that I've ever seen in my life. I thank Nissan US for not bringing that out in the Americas. What's up with that Citroen too...I thought the French were supposed to have taste and refinement. Guess not.


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Indeed, most cars are boring. But that's what the people want :( De C5 is hideous. De Laguna is a very nice car. The Grand Tour (is the wagon) is even better. I personally like the new Primera very much. But only the sedan. The hatchback is really ugly at the rear and the Estate a bit boring

We European people have a different taste than Amerikans. We don't like Buicks and such.

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I just know a few sites where I can find it real easy ;-)
 

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Hey Matt,
A lot of Americans don't like Buicks either...that's why Mazda will take over the world!

MM
 

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            Citroen's have always been ugly.  Remember the 2cv anyone?[/b]
The 2CV was not a car. That was a pea can with wheels. Or a backpack, whatever...

I've tried to forget it. But who can once you've seen it???
 
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