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11/04 Grassroots Motorsports GVR-4 Article


JNR
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141006 posted 10/08/04 10:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Edit: hmm, that is weird, the full size doesn't come up for me...if you click on the image and it is still small, right click and 'copy', then paste into a graphics program and zoom in...nevermind, my browser has this button you have to press to expand it

Well guys, I scanned in the magazine article for the Galant VR-4's that appeared in the November 2004 issue of Grassroots Magazine; I hope it is OK to publish this material, but if not please delete

Here it is:
















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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141018 posted 10/08/04 11:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is that Terren's car? Sweet. I'm gonna go pick up a coupla copies of that.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141020 posted 10/08/04 11:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
nevermind, I'm an idiot.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141066 posted 10/09/04 09:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
im sure this is great for resale value, but IM NOT SELLING. The more of these articles pop up, the more i am inclined to slap on base model body panels and debadge to get some of that sleeper feeling back.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141079 posted 10/09/04 10:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I cant find the damn magazine ANYWHERE! Im not subscribed so I guess I have to wait till next week or so..

Those pics were taken at a canyon in Escondido w/ the photographer at ~6am or so.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141080 posted 10/09/04 10:59 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Have you tried a good book store? I know Barnes and Noble (for example) carries all kinds of different magazines, but not sure if this one...I had sent for a free issue about a month ago and luckily this is the one that came...I quickly looked for it at the store, but they didn't carry it...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141081 posted 10/09/04 11:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ya, I tried barnes and noble, vons, sav-on, albertsons, wal-mart, every gas station I could find, 7-11, target.. Im still looking.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141095 posted 10/09/04 11:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
They have them at Borders.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141098 posted 10/09/04 12:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just got back last nite from Calgary and the issue was waiting in the mail. Sat down and read it on the spot. I thought it was fairly accurate and balanced. It might stimulate a few impulse buys but will probably not have a huge effect on resale values more than a month from now.
Mike R.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141243 posted 10/10/04 08:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Aside from the few times they mentioned the USDM hood being vented and the JDM one being non=vented, I think it was a good article. I didn't like how they had a whole page of stuff that could go wrong on them or problems that they are known for.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141253 posted 10/10/04 09:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Aside from the few times they mentioned the USDM hood being vented and the JDM one being non=vented, I think it was a good article. I didn't like how they had a whole page of stuff that could go wrong on them or problems that they are known for.




Thats probably for potential buyers to see what kind of problems the ride they're looking at getting could have.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141618 posted 10/11/04 03:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'd actually prefer if everyone knew upfront that these cars are a little higher maintenance. I'm getting REALLY sick of the posts on here that say "I'm going back to my Civic because it ain't broke down all the time".
Although these cars are absolutely unique, well built, and CAN be a reliable daily driver, people need to understand that that is NOT what they were built for, and they should actually be classified as a "hobby", not "tranportation".

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141647 posted 10/11/04 05:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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They have them at Borders.




I checked Borders yesterday, and they still had the October issue on the shelf.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141656 posted 10/11/04 05:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Damn...still haven't gotten it at my Border's either!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 141818 posted 10/12/04 07:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just love how at various times magazines do articles on our cars. I just shows how great they really are.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 142354 posted 10/13/04 12:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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I'd actually prefer if everyone knew upfront that these cars are a little higher maintenance. I'm getting REALLY sick of the posts on here that say "I'm going back to my Civic because it ain't broke down all the time".
Although these cars are absolutely unique, well built, and CAN be a reliable daily driver, people need to understand that that is NOT what they were built for, and they should actually be classified as a "hobby", not "tranportation".




I absolutely disagree. How many comparable domestic cars (or even early 90's foreign) do you see with 100+k miles that are still reliable ? How many of them are actually fun to drive ? The ONLY reason dsm's/gvr4's are high maintenance is the desire of people to keep them around well after 10 years and well over 100k miles of abuse.

ANY car with such a track record will require the same basic maintenance as ours, and many would need more. Engines are pretty much bulletproof, who here hasn't seen boost spikes into the upper 20's because something went wrong,or hell wvwn run it daily on stock internals or tons of knock and decided to floor it a few more times on your way home just to beat someone else.


202k miles and running strong. its amazing how much simple things like fluid changes, engine flush, belts/hoses, etc,PROPER TUNING (reliable power vs as much power as possible) basic/cheap upkeeping can add to the life of your car.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 142365 posted 10/13/04 12:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
A) I only said "a little higher maintenance".
B) I never said anything about comparing it to a domestic car. I'm tired of guys comparing it to their Honda Civic. If you can tell me how you can add AWD, 4WS, 4 wheel discs, and double the horsepower without it being a "little more maintenance" than a Honda, I'd sure like to know.
I think you need to reread my post. I never said our cars aren't reliable. Hang, I bought a second one!
I'm just saying that people are entitled to know what they're in for, especially, as you noted, when the cars are 12-13 years old now. Not "ANY car" requires a timing belt change by 60K, oil changes every 5K, maintenance of 8 CV joints and their boots, servicing of 3 differentials, new synchros every ?K, etc.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 142400 posted 10/13/04 02:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, every car has their own 'personality quirks', that are somewhat common on the entire line...ANY car (domestic or import) can and does last a long, happy life with proper care and maintenance...they are simply machines and occasionally need wearable items (covers almost anything at one point or another) replaced/rebuilt, etc...There are lemons and exceptions on a car-by-car basis, but I'm speaking in generic terms...I think ANY car is an amazing piece of engineering and [mass-produced] manufactured product, considering the range of conditions and people it must endure...

I agree about the Honda thing...I think too many people take biased magazines, such as Consumer Reports, as gospel and believe what they are told, without finding out for themselves...They are good cars, no doubt, but not the be all to end all

I've owned several domestics, ranging from the early 70's to early 00's and none of them have given me problems, as I a) found a clean, well-taken care of or new and b) took care and performed maintenance on them...heck, when I first started driving it amazes me to think about what they went thru, considering my ignorance of the subject, compared to now...this is my first import (sans the MPV I bought my wife) and so far I am pleased with Mitsubishi's engineering and workmanship...heck, just about any car made in the early 90's is gonna be about the same....people are stuck on the days of mid-70's crap cars, which gave (some) domestics a bad name...however, I don't see too many imports on the road from that era; even getting into the 80's, for that matter...Needless to say, I feel that is a silly thing, to say Brand X or American or German or Japanese cars are better, worse, indifferent (again, speaking in generic terms)...

Back to the article...if you read thru the rest of GRM, this is their style..they are trying to give the readers an unbiased, objective 'report' on a line of vehicles and trying to give the reader a good sense of what to expect when looking for one of these (or X brand)...I think it's good info to at least start with...'course, we know the forums are a great way to find out about a particular vehicle I think all sources should be used and weighed out accordingly though, when it's time to research and decide...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 142502 posted 10/13/04 05:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
thanks for the scans.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 142943 posted 10/14/04 10:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I still can't find the damn mag!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 143001 posted 10/15/04 06:28 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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I still can't find the damn mag!





http://www.grmotorsports.com/board/index.php
Complain about it here. I love the magazine and would love to see it grow but that can't happen if you can't find it! My best suggestion is to subscribe!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 143078 posted 10/15/04 09:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for the link Harry! Im definitely going to subscribe but its too late for them to send me the november issue with my car in it! I searched yesterday for another hour w/ no luck. Ive gotten the 'one free' issue a few months back and love the mag!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 143342 posted 10/16/04 12:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
this place is in Burbank, CA. they carry it; i bought two copies of that issue. and they have tons, just heaps of awesome car stuff, perhaps one of my top ten favorite places on the planet to go -*the* place to go:

www.autobooks-aerobooks.com

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 143388 posted 10/16/04 11:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cool, thats my engine in those pics. LOL!!! Yay! I'm famous, just kidding. I just called Borders, and they carry them. They dont have the November issue yet, I was told to check on wed and fri.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 144075 posted 10/18/04 03:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I enjoyed the article and find it nice to get a little recognition. I appreciate the author trying to give Mitsubishi credit for the Rally Homologation car here in America,--even though it could be argued that the Toyota Celica All Trac and Mazda 323 GTX were to market a few years earlier.

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