1995 Mitsubishi Diamante 30R 3.0 from Australia and New Zealand


Nothing has gone wrong with this car.

A lot of people say these car are not properly built, lacking quality.

But with my own time in keeping this car, and of many friends who keep them; they all say the same as me; service, service, service, and the problems never happen.

General Comments:

To start off, mine is the 6g72 DOHC 24v 3.0 V6 169.4kw motor. Very great motor in how it works. Gives plenty of power at low RPMS of 1,500-2,000rpm, and even up to 7,000rpm.

The 5 speed auto is class leading. Never gets lost for gears. Also away of what is going on. Very good range of gear selection as well.

The best part is at 100km/hr it sits at 2,000rpm.

As for the comfort of the car; it is class leading. The competition; Honda, Ford, Holden, Toyota, and many many more, are years behind in styling, comfort and power.

For servicing the car, it is just the price I would expect from a large engine front wheel drive.

To run the car, it is so cheap. Driving very carefully on the highway, you get down to 7.5lt-100kms. But more reasonable is 9lt - 100kms.

I am always getting up to 750-800kms out of a tank driving around town. And that is from a 70lt tank.

The car is way better on fuel than my old 1.8 Galant or newer Toyota Camry 2.2. Better than the silly Civic I use to own.

Best car I have ever owned, and will always buy more of this model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2010

1995 Mitsubishi Diamante 30m 3.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


No faults at all, just brake pads and normal servicing.

General Comments:

These 30ms are very underrated, the performance is amazing for a big heavy car.

Overall, I'm glad I swapped it for my 1998 Civic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2009

1995 Mitsubishi Diamante 30M 3.0L Mivec from Australia and New Zealand


Unexpectedly seriously powerful


Only thing so far was replacing brake pads.

General Comments:

199KW of serious power.

I was very surprised at how quick this car is for its size. I first realised it when I pulled up to the lights next to a XR6 Falcon, reared and ready to kick me. Unfortunately for them, they were somewhat out of their league.

5 speed tiptronic transmission, giving that extra option.

Front panel interior way ahead of its time.

Seat covering is pretty ugly, but it grows on you.

Reasonably economical for a car this powerful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2008

1995 Mitsubishi Diamante 30M 3.0L V6 Mivec from Australia and New Zealand


Built for touring


Failure of ABS partitioning valve and front left ball joint needed replacing at its last annual safety inspection. Condensation in the front headlamp housing.

General Comments:

This is a lovely car to drive on the open road: effortless acceleration, comfortable seating, volumes of space and generally well designed instrument panel. The back-lit dashboard made the readings easy to read and looked quite good. Interior fabrics seemed to be hard wearing – they looked like new when I purchased the car (still do). There are plenty of storage compartments available around the inside of the car.

The car can be quite thirsty for petrol around town (400 km/50 l) but reasonable on the open road. It is very much built like a tank; its handling is not so great due to its size.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th December, 2006

1995 Mitsubishi Diamante 24V 3.0 DOHC 24v 6G72 from Poland


Great car for silly amount of money


As far as I can tell the car requires some general maintenance. Perhaps I'll have to replace shock absorbers. Timing belt has to be checked and replaced

The car has some scratches and scars, but the paint is not bad and still shining.

General Comments:

General condition is not bad considering the age of the car. I have been driving the car for a couple of days, but I'm impressed. Acceleration and driving pleasure is superb. My father's 2002 Opel Vectra 1.8 (122 HP) is a crawler compared to this car. All the electronic-gizmos are in working order.

I'm hoping that suspension and shock absorber aren't completely worn out though the will need some maintenance. Unfortunately ECS is not working properly.

Too bad I couldn't afford the car when it was still produced. I will produce an updated version of this report as I progress in driving the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2006