1995 Mitsubishi Diamante Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1995 Mitsubishi Diamante SE 25V 4wd 2.5ltr V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5ltr V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired71000 kilometres
Most recent distance146000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Primera

Summary:

Looks great, but has its faults

Faults:

At every warranty of fitness a different front suspension part has had to be replaced. Every warranty has cost $300-$800 in suspension repairs.

Front suspension bushes replaced

Front ball joints replaced.

Front sway bar bushes replaced.

Cam belts are very expensive $850 fitted.

The hydraulic tappets have been faulty since 100,000 Klm's.

It uses large amounts of oil! 1ltr per 1000 Klm's (the valve guide seals are shot)

General Comments:

The car has fantastic traction even on wet grass. After owning other large front wheel drive cars, The road holding and traction of the 4WD is fantastic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2003

1995 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carAudi 80

Summary:

Because of the poor resale value, these are a great deal to buy used

Faults:

Not much has gone wrong with the car. Just standard maintenance. The gasket around the moon roof came loose. I was able to fix it myself. The stereo stopped working and I had to have the head unit replaced. I took it to the local stereo store rather than the dealer, who I avoid whenever possible. The radio power antenna has had to be replaced as it gets iced up in winter and the gears in the power motor get stripped.

General Comments:

I find this car enigmatic. There are things about it I like a lot. As an LS model, the car is very luxurious. I like the full power lumbar seats, the leather interior, and the classy clock in the middle of the dash. The stereo is excellent as well, although I'd prefer a single CD in the dash to a changer in the trunk. To improve this car I would have had a pass-through from the trunk for long items. I would also have had an extra power outlet for accessories so you don't have to have the ashtray open all the time. I also do not like the placement of the cup holders, they are mounted too high on the dash. I bought this car from a dealer, it had just come off a four year lease - with only 16,000 miles on it. With snow tires on the front wheels it is an excellent winter car, which is what I now use it for. I drive a Pontiac Trans Am in the summer and I enjoy the transition to a classier car in the winter!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd April, 2003

8th Feb 2008, 08:27

How weird my new Diamante came with everything you just said was wrong with your one. I have the cupholders down the bottom and the boot opens up so I can fit large things in it, and the whole thing is controlled by a computer.

1995 Mitsubishi Diamante 30R 3.0 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired124000 kilometres
Most recent distance129000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pulsar

Summary:

A high luxury, great performance bargain

Faults:

Power steering pipes developed leaks.

General Comments:

The 5 spd tip-tronic gearbox makes this a real drivers car on the open road while the automatic functionality provides ease of driving around town.

The interior is comfortable with good ergonomic design.

The climate control can be a little difficult to control however.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2002

1995 Mitsubishi Diamante 25v SE 2.5 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 kilometres
Most recent distance100700 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Diamante

Summary:

A lot of car for your money (great)

Faults:

Nothing at all.

General Comments:

My previous model was a 1991 30R SE model which was fully loaded with all the bells and whistles and never gave me any problems, and the newer model seems to be just as reliable and just as quick as the 3L model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2001

11th Sep 2001, 01:34

At around 90,000 miles, the "Valve Stem Seals" on all Mitsbishi Diamantes go out. It's a good $1,000 repair job, trust me, I just had one done!

18th Feb 2009, 05:48

This is a GREAT car, huge value for money, I just bought one and love it, won't swap it for the newer models, my 1995 SE is mean machine. :)

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 11 reviews