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Cons: no transmission directional in the dash & side rear view mirror constructionGreat car for the money. No problems mechanically with regular oil change.
Pros: No limit, they all are great.Love the blue on the dash, the leather, sunroof...The list goes on.
Cons: Haven't found anything yet.
Advice: If you want a sporty, powerful sedan...This is itI have a 05 ES/LS model. I have all the features of the ES model, but added the features of the LS model. This included sunroof, leather and v-6 package. This is the best car that I have owned. If you want power, this is the car. Will beat any car in its class when it comes to performance, and appearance. Whether you add 20' inch rims or leave the 17's on, this is the car that turn heads.
Pros: The exterior car shape
Cons: the bumpy ride
Advice: Check it out. Overall it can stand against the other mid-sized sedans.I found the ride to have too much road feel on the driver's side. The traction in the tires on a wet road was lacking in performance. The 4 cylinder engine is a bit noisy on acceleration. Everything else about this car is great. It makes a good family car while remaining stylish and sporty.
Cons: does not have remote entry
Advice: Go For It!Drives great! Love the car compared to like models. Much more resonably price.
Pros: The handling--excellent variable ratio power steering
Cons: Wiper control is not real intuitive and gearshift position not always easy to read. Top anchoring point for driver's seat belt is not high enough on door pillar to reach easily
Advice: Make sure you understand it does not have a full trunk to back seat pass-through for wide objects if that feature has been important to you in the past. Prescribed oil is not available just anywhere. If you keep a backup supply you'll have to shop aroundBefore I took delivery on my 04 Galant, I watched the dealer's guy take one to the wash rack and I was impressed by how this car can haul butt from a standstill (confirmed when I got behind the wheel). My wife and I both like the edgy good looks and solid comfort inside. Driver fatigue on long trips has been a problem for me in prior cars, but way less so with the Galant. It's a great road car and has plenty of room for everyone, INCLUDING the rear seat passengers. Compares very (very) favorably to Accord and Camry.
Pros: Exterior looks
Cons: Dashboard material
Advice: Drive it after you test drive the big threeBest ride since I owned a Cadillac. 4 cylinder is fast enough for most situations, have a hard time keeping it under 70 mph. This is my 3rd Galant and each one gets better. Handles like a luxury car with an attitude.
Pros: I can't pick just one favorite feature. This car has everything I wanted.
Cons: The dash and glove box has been replaced due to major imperfections.
Advice: If you want speedYou can't get a sedan sexier than the 2005 Galant.