MotorWeek | Retro Review: Mitsubishi Galant VR-4

By

47 thoughts on “MotorWeek | Retro Review: Mitsubishi Galant VR-4”

  1. These Mitsubishi cars were way too expensive. Considered luxury cars really compared to what sports cars there were. But…how badass was the early Eclipses and this Galant VR4

    Reply
  2. 90’s Japanese cars were THE most interesting produced cars imo.
    AWD , 4WS, intercooled turbos, 4 valves per cylinder, Dohc, efi , variable ride height & stiffness, variable valve timing.. the list of goodies just kept on getting better!

    …Then one day it all just died away 🙁

    Reply
  3. I've never seen or heard of the car before and I know cars a Galant VR4?? And yes Mitsubishi complete garbage now I had a Mitsubishi and when I would pull up to a service station in Brooklyn they were told me to f off literally said I went to numerous ones nobody wants to work on them I had the big 2004 SUV fully loaded 150000 miles got it in 2017 and it's $1200 same class suv six to seven thousand says a whole lot and when my power steering broke nobody wanted to work on it because Mitsubishi decided to put the pump behind the engine so therefore you have to remove the engine on top of that they don't even want to work on a Mitsubishi I literally drove a month without power steering going shop to shop 16 shops in Brooklyn searching for a shop that would actually look at it and I would get told f off or take this piece of crap out of here until I found a guy who told you why yes nobody wants to take out an engine for a power steering pump he told him it's going to cost you $2000 in labor remove the engine put it back put the pump you are nice enough to send me to another guy who would possibly do it he has a trick.. and he did it by removing fender and couple of things reaching his and I'm cutting his arm ( he showed it to me and you still bleeding) and putting the pump 300 labor 74 used pump very nice guy or second option was to remove the whole London eat suspension and then putting the pump in a thousand dollars she asked me when I move remove the fender if I damaged something you don't care I said yeah I don't care just do it 300$ now you get the picture otherwise normal people totally junkyard the car the hell really wants to spend all this time searching to repair but it was a nice car so I just it the torture

    Reply
  4. I remember a Galant maybe a 1991 that had fully active suspension, it was either hydraulic or air. Even when the engine was off, you could get out of the car and the suspension would adjust itself.

    Reply
  5. now mitsubishi just makes boring soccer mom crossovers and cars that fall apart after a few years. They would do very well if they brought back the VR4 badge to give certain cars a more performance oriented status

    Reply
  6. I recently picked up a 88' JDM RHD GVR4 and man this is underrated. Had my Brother-In-Law in town a couple weeks ago who owns a 2017 Focus RS and we decided to do a few highway pulls… AND man let me ya'll… THIS EVO ZERO held it's own!!! we did both 2nd and 3rd gear pulls and his RS barely walked away from my GVR4 on the top end of 4 gear going into 5th. SURPRISED us both. Oh yea, his RS was bone stock and my GVR4 had K&N drop in filter and full TBE, but still very impressive. I'm planning on a few other bolt-ons over the next year or so and tune with Haltech 1000 ECU. Can't wait!

    Reply
  7. I remember being a kid in Jersey when my mother was buying a galant. I was only a kid but even back then i knew there was something special i told her to buy that one mommy because it said vr4 on the back like the3000 gt vr4 but she never did if i only knew.

    Reply
  8. Sweet cars and you could drive them to their limit often. High School mate had one, never could understand why his father gave it to him considering its capabilities, yet will never forget the time in our last year of High School when a new student rocked up in a 1996 Galant. That thing was an absolute beast!!! A 2.0L V6 TWIN TURBO. Damn that thing was fast

    Reply

Leave a Comment