2004 Mitsubishi Diamante Review from Australia and New Zealand

2004 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X TL 3.5

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.5 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Under estimated performance sedan for the family

Faults:

- So far I have had no mechanical issues with this car.

General Comments:

The VR-X is a stable and confident ride, with a muscular engine producing smooth seamless driving.

It produces 163KW of power, which is put to the front wheels brilliantly. For a 2WD family inspired sedan, the VR-X has and does everything a well built sports car should.

Acceleration is rapid, and the 5 speed tiptronic transmission is faultless. The VR-X plays with the big boys and compares very well. Weighing 200KG's lighter then the BA Falcon & 100KG's lighter than the Commodore SV6, the VR-X more than makes up for its lower power rating.

The new face lift is admired by many, but has received its fair share of criticism as well. Inside the cabin Mitsubishi has gone with the timeless look, which is often referred to as dated, but it's simply refined.

Overall the VR-X is a powerful, comfortable and incredibly safe vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2009

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review