1999 Mitsubishi Diamante Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1999 Mitsubishi Diamante Super Saloon 3.0 V6

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1500 kilometres
Most recent distance109000 kilometres

Summary:

Terrific car if kept serviced

Faults:

On the whole, I've never had a problem with this car since the day I brought it.

General Comments:

One of the major reasons I've never had a problem with this car in all the 10 years I've had it, is due to regular services. The car has always preformed well, and gives me the power when I need it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2009

1999 Mitsubishi Diamante Super Saloon 3.0 V6

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 kilometres
Most recent distance108000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Don't even think about it... Don't buy a Mitsi!

Faults:

Water pump failure after 8000km driving. Cambelt shredded, valves bent.

Car "conked out" after start-up occasionally.

General Comments:

At face value this car has strong performance and a comfortable interior with plenty of features, which delivers reasonable fuel economy.

This car (when it worked) was a great car on long trips, could overtake anything, and handled surprisingly well for its size.

But that's where the fun ends... This car had a catastrophic water-pump / cambelt failure despite it being replaced 8000km ago.

I was then caught in the middle of 2 Mitsubishi dealers fighting over who was to blame! Car wasn't the same after its eventual repair.. transmission was slippy and the car wouldn't idle properly after startup.

Will NEVER own a Mitsubishi again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th January, 2009

19th May 2010, 00:52

That is not a review. All simple things to fix if care was taken. You got screwed and should have fought the dealers about it.

24th Aug 2010, 00:34

I find this review to make no sense what so ever.

If you have a cam belt broken that is the fault of the owner not the car. It is a lack of maintenance.

As for the car sales men arguing. That is their affair. Tell them to resolve it. Telling people that this car is trash because it broke a cam belt is silly.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews