Care for an aging, large-ish SUV from a company fighting for its very existence in the US market? You've come to the proper venue. It's the 2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor, and while it never did get its just props due to its five-seat configuration and off-kilter price-to-value ratio, the Endeavor is a relatively nimble box with a torquey 3.8-liter V6 and decent off-road capability. Sure it only has a four-speed autobox in a field of fives and sixes, but its once-radical styling has already made a quick plunge to dated and come out on the "they still make those?" side of the prestige curve. With a $4,000 rebate on the LS model, and with some fancy footwork against a beleaguered Mitsubishi salesperson looking to move anything but the rented furniture, you could come out ahead. That is, as long as you don't sweat the catastrophic depreciation. [via MSN Autos]
I won't buy a Mistu after following around Mistu powered Chryslers belching clouds of blue smoke for a decade. Can't they get valve seals right??? They are a little too close to Chrysler in long term reliability, which is to say - dubious at best.
That said I had a rental Galant a year or so ago for a few days and it was a comfortable and capable sedan. VERY quiet. Interior was similar to my 1st gen CR-V which is to say "easy to clean" which is also to say cheap but durable (a decade and 161K miles later).
Still I'd worry about something really major breaking on that Galant before 100K miles. Resale isn't as much an issue b/c I keep new cars until 200K miles. Okay, I kept the only new car I ever bought (or ever will buy). My next dozen or so cars will be 30K mile used cars.