O.K. I know, I know! It's not the best car in the world, but after everything I been through, I purchased a Galant GTS. The price was just to hard to pass on and was really the only car I could afford. I liked the Mazda 6 and Altima 3.5 but they were out of my price range. Still, the GTS compares well with the other cars especially in the acceleration and handling areas. It handles very very good for a big 3650 lb car. I also like the smooth ride and the car is fairly quiet for the exception of the engine when under moderate to full acceleration, but it's a nice sporty sound. The Accord is more quiet and the ride more refined, but not by much. The interior and materials used are good but it has some cheap elements to it. The one thing I don't like is the cloth liner for the roof interior, it tends to sag over time, like what happened on my first gen Eclipse as it seems to be the same material. If Mitsubishi took the time and spent a little more money, they could have made it much better. I'd like to see more in the aftermarket for this car as there is nothing out yet. I suppose when they come out with the 3.8 liter Eclipse, some of the aftermarket parts can be utilized with the GTS, seeing as the aftermarket has always been very good with the Eclipse. The weight of the car is another negative, I understand the car has more room then the previous model, but that much weight takes away from the acceleration and handling the car could have. It is lacking some of the refinement and features of the other cars, but I consider it a trade off for the $22,500 out the door price I paid. If anyone knows of any aftermarket projects or parts for this car I would appreciate some information. Overall I am pleased with this car, and while some of the negative reviews might have detered people from buying the Galant. Reviews from Edmunds and Motortrend seemed to be fairly accurate and persuaded me enough to take it for a test drive. Well, add one more in the V6 category. Misubishi V6, that is!