1998 Mitsubishi Diamante Review from Australia and New Zealand

1998 Mitsubishi Diamante SE-V 3.0L GDI V6

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0L GDI V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 kilometres
Most recent distance102000 kilometres

Summary:

MY BABY!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car is excellent, the 3.0L GDI V6 is very powerful and extremely quiet and smooth. The luxurious interior adds to your driving experience. It handles corners and hills very well and the 5 speed tiptronic is very fun to use and has a hardly noticeable delay during changes, while full automatic has very well chosen gear ratios which enables the engine to use its full potential. The passenger cabin is very spacious with a lot of leg room and a lot of secret compartments which become very useful from time to time. Being a Kiwi I have to admit that the factory LCD touch screen is a little tricky to figure out as all controls are written in Japanese, but you get use to it over time. Overall this Mitsi is a very high spec model, performance and luxury for a low price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd February, 2006

11th Apr 2006, 00:54

Hey wazzup, I've got a 1997 Mitsubishi Sev v6 GDI. The only thing wrong with the car is that the oil burns too quick and goes darker than diesel oil, but on the bright side I have done about 11 seconds going up a steep hill.

Does anybody know how to translate the Japanese into English and have a road map Compact Disc for NZ because it is getting quite annoying, thanks.

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review