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Pros: The looks
Cons: The huge deppreciation in value
Advice: Make sure you really want itIt accelerates nicely. Hugs the curves like its nothing. Its a headturner where ever I am. Great infiniti sound system. Its pretty economical on gas... I get about 27/28 mpg and on the highway I gotten as good as 32 mpg and its a V6. The worst thing is the value drops tremedously. It makes refinancing nearly impossible. It also is pretty loud in the vehicle. I was spoiled by my prior Toyota vehicles.
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: Keyless entry/power everything/huge trunk space/lots of room
Cons: honestly cant think of anything.
Advice: GO FOR IT!!I just bought a 2004 Galant. This car has amazing pick up for a 4 cylinder. It looks a lot like a Altima, but less expensive. It is a beautiful car and handles great!! It rides and looks like a brand new vehicle...and it is 2 years old.
Pros: Sporty Look
Cons: no fog lights w/o headlights on too
Advice: check brakes often for rotor warpageNice quiet ride. Smooth pick-up even the 4cyl. Needs a little help passing at higher speeds. Overall a B+/A-