1992 Mitsubishi Diamante Reviews

1992 Mitsubishi Diamante Turbo 3.0 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

Great! Good! Mine!

Faults:

Radiator.

Oil gasket.

Cam shaft.

Lots of oil.

Electrical problems.

Motor mounts.

General Comments:

This car is good! Love it and would not give it up for the world. everybody says I should, but I won't. it's a joy!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2004

1992 Mitsubishi Diamante 3 liter SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3 liter SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired147000 miles
Most recent distance181000 miles
Previous carHonda CRX

Summary:

A truly great car for the money

Faults:

Only thing is a troubling clunking sound probably related to the strut/strut plate.

Also, the distributor coil cracked (hairline) and stranded me at 176000 away from home ($95 fix).

General Comments:

Man, this car is great! I'm the second owner and the first owner is my buddy who did everything by-the-book...at the dealership!! That must be the reason why is feels so good... almost new, no joking. I haven't had really any of the problems I read about these cars (rattles, breaks, transmission issues, etc).

It feels great at 100mph...steady and not straining at all. Also, I"m very happy with the gas mileage... consistently 22-28!! And that's here in Texas (Dallas).

It is time for maintenance though, for timing belt, belt tensioner, etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2004

1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0 V6 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 miles
Most recent distance138724 miles
Previous carChevrolet Metro

Summary:

Saftey, fun, and performance on wheels

Faults:

The only thing that is wrong with the car currently is that it smokes because the gaskets leak. We use high-mileage oil in it know to preform better.

There is also a clicking noise in the cars driver side wheel.

General Comments:

I am 18 and bought this car from the back lot of the dealership. It is very reliable and perfroms very well on the interstate and it is also handles very well. For my first major car with a payment I enjoy it very much.

The funniest part of it is that when I go places people always ask me "Wow, where did you find that BMW?" I just laugh and tell them that "It's the only Japanese made BMW you will ever find!"

The inside is also comfortable. The wood trim accents inside and the soft warm tones of the leather make it a great retreat for holiday, or special occasion driving.

It also has drivers side airbags and passenger airbags that are an added saftey feature for comfort.

It was not until this last week when I really understood the true saftey of it. When I was in Peoria, Illinois a driver stopped suddenly. If it was not for the four wheel anti-lock disc brakes I would have hit the back end of the car in front of me. And the amazing part was the car did not lunge forward or take a nose dive, it just yielded to a halt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2002

10th Feb 2004, 09:08

I have the same problem with the gasket leaks and have to use higher grade oil. Other than that the car is very reliable.

1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0 V6 SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired81500 miles
Most recent distance83500 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Comfort and Luxuary at very high price!

Faults:

Car has Idling problem. When I run the car for 5 miles and above it stalls at idling speed. Got it checked (Computer Engine Diagnosis) at Firestone, in vain, then say the report is as clean as it could be. Took the car out and drove 10 miles, the idling problem returns.

Had to replace brake drums at the front as car started jumping a little when stopping at traffic lights.

Replaced both front driver side and passenger side axle within 3 months.

Brakes make lot of noise only if 50% worn out.

It makes tuk-tuk noise on driver side, took to dealer - no clue what makes it!!

General Comments:

Tyres, filter, high octane petrol, low mileage are common for a luxuary car like this.

Comfort wise car is excellent, but a very high maintenance car.

Great power and runs great even in economy mode.

Couldn't make any difference between Power and Economy modes, for me both work the same!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th June, 2002

1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

A BMW type luxury sedan, quality performance and reliability without the heavy price tag!

Faults:

Heavier than normal exhaust smoke.

Stereo controls on steering wheel are starting to go bad.

Bad alternator at 110,000.

General Comments:

My '92 Diamante is a road warrior!

Nothing major has ever gone bad (when I wasn't expecting it that is).

Mitsubishi really know how to build them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2001

9th Aug 2001, 13:07

I owned a 92 Diamante LS, bought it brand new. I have 225,000 miles on it and the only problem I had was valve seals.

I changed my timing belt twice and water pump once.

I really enjoy my vehicle.

19th Jun 2002, 15:50

I bought 92 Diamante (ES) 4 months back. Faced the following problems from then:

Car gives a jumping feeling when stopping at traffic lights, changed front brake drums.

Brakes started giving noise, it is growing week by week though only 50% worn out - had to change them too.

Now Car stalls at idling speed, especially after a free-way drive for 10+ miles... did Computer Engine Diagnosis - nothing came out of that. Car still stalls, I try starting 3 to 4 times and it works fine.

Engine power and performance are excellent except this new problem!!

If you are lucky you get a better car, take your changes in buying a car 8+ years old.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 5 reviews