1993 Mitsubishi Diamante Reviews

1993 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0 V6 DOHC from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Faults:

Horn, power window "driver rear", and some of the interior lights have gone bad for some reason. I blame my cousin though for not taking care of it.

General Comments:

I love it! Handles great for a car that's 15 years old.

Only complaint is the horn doesn't usually work, but only works when the alarm goes off.

Acceleration was terrible upon delivery, but quickly changed when I put a tank of premium in it "THIS CAR DOES REQUIRE PREMIUM"!

It also takes about 4 seconds to start, but yet again I blame my cousin for not keeping up with the poor thing.

In all it is great! It feels very safe and heavy!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2008

1993 Mitsubishi Diamante 2.5v Fulltime 4wd 2.5Litre V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5Litre V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance154400 miles
Previous carToyota Corona

Summary:

New it would be great, 2nd hand it's a lemon

Faults:

Just after the car was delivered it was idling too high causing the car to clunk when changing down to stop at intersections, Replaced stepper motor which didn't fix problem so had to get computer overhauled to remedy problem cost all up $600.

Rattle started in front suspension about 5000k ago replaced a $100 linking rod didn't fix it garage said shocks were fine and couldn't see any other problems, I think the front shocks were stuffed.

Last, but not least Auto trans has just broken and it is too dear to fix so have written the car off.

It was a Japanese import so I now think the mileage may not have been correct.

Paid $2600 for it Repairs to date $700 Trans repair quotes $1500 or $3000 full Trans rebuild. Car was using 1 Litre oil to 1300K sold to wrecker for $150.

General Comments:

Lovely car to drive, before the rattle started. Spacious interior with nice accessories, rear interior personal lights, front seats had left hand armrest.

Great acceleration which is why I chose the 2.5 model rather than the 3 Litre version.

Bit thirsty on fuel 8k to the litre on open road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th November, 2006

1993 Mitsubishi Diamante from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance212000 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

It was a great car in its day

Faults:

The main problem is that it has burned oil from the day I bought it. When I pick the kids up at school, they knew it was me, even in the dark. Smokes that bad I didn't change oil for years, just added more The air went out at about 150,000. The starter switch has seemed to be going out for about the last 3 years.

General Comments:

I have not taken good care of this car, but it doesn't want to die. I've tried every kind of abuse to kill it so I could get a new car. I finally gave up and passed it down to my daughter when she turned 16. It's riding pretty rough and prabably won't make it another year, but I've been saying that for 5 years now. It has 212000 miles and nearly 14 years old. With very little maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2006

1993 Mitsubishi Diamante EX 3.0 litre V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance89300 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Extremely good car for price, looks, and performance!

Faults:

I have not had my car for too long, but thus far I have had no problems except the power antenna!

General Comments:

I am very impressed with the acceleration and handling of my car.

Having had my car mostly during the winter months I have been thoroughly impressed with its handling on the snow and ice!

It is a very sharp looking car!

Comfort is extremely good as driver and passengers!

Handles high speeds really well.

My car only has 89000 miles on it so it has some time for something to go wrong, but I have had no problems with it and enjoy driving it both in town and on road trips!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2005

1993 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance196200 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Diamante

Summary:

Best car I ever owned, we friend to the end

Faults:

Idle speed control motor, seals, alternator.

General Comments:

Love the car it drives like a dream just gets better with age, it's smooth like watching a benz climb a hill.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2004

1993 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0 Liter SOHC V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Liter SOHC V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired168000 miles
Most recent distance177000 miles
Previous carLincoln Continental

Summary:

A reasonably quick car for a reasonably inexpensive price

Faults:

Rack and Pinion went out. $750 to replace.

Burns oil a little bit.

A mesh exhaust pipe rusted out. So I put a whole new Magnaflow exhaust on it.

General Comments:

Car is quite fast for a 3.0 V6.

Handles very well in corners.

Still running strong at 177000 miles.

I have 17 inch rims on it.

I put a cold air intake on it.

I replaced the old battery with a new Optima 6 pack battery.

I have NKG brand spark plugs and Taylor wires.

I put 35% tint on the windows and a Mitsubishi symbol in 15% tint on the back two windows.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2004

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 16 reviews