Though these were originally called the Colt Galant and were twins to the Dodge Colt, eventually the would adopt the Mitsubishi name and grow bigger in size.
By the time these cars reached U.S. shores, the Galant was already in its 7th generation. It was a midsize/compact sold as a 4 door sedan or 5 door hatchback. They had a 4 speed automatic or 5 speed manual transmission paired with a 4 cylinder engine.
The 8th generation model was first sold in 1998 in the United States. It had already reached other markets two years earlier. It was now officially a midsize car, sold as a 4 door sedan or, for the first time, a 4 door wagon. The top engine was now a twin turbo V6. The top performance transmission was the 5 speed semi automatic tiptronic. Active Yaw Control was an option on some models. These cars could be optioned to be sporty cars, although Mitsubishi was now focusing its racing efforts on the Lancer Evolution.
The ninth generation has been sold since 2003. The MIVEC V6 is now the top engine choice.
These cars are widely available on the used car market, including in your local classifieds if you live in a large enough area. The best deals are still on eBay, where you can also find lots of parts to fix or mod your Galant.