The Galant of the early 2000s offered a strong 3.0-liter V6, a relatively quiet and composed ride, as well as reasonably agile handling.
The front seats weren't very comfortable however, and space was tight in the rear.
Traction control became standard on V6 models in 2001.
In 2004, the Galant was redesigned, but it still trailed the competition.
Handling wasn't agile, the four-cylinder engine was spirited but noisy, and the ride was choppy and stiff even on smooth pavement.
The revised V6 was unimpressive and a wide turning circle made parking awkward.
The GTS V6 model was very quick, but suffered from too much torque steer.
The V6 was discontinued in 2010 and 2012 was the Galant's last model year.