I could and still can hear the antenna motor, but a screwed on antenna was on it when I bought it, I didn't notice it at the time that it should have a retractable one.
Transmission went out at 75,000 miles or so said the transmission shop. Cost 2,600.00 and the light is still on and the car creeps from 1st gear to 2nd, then runs like a bat outta hell. After reading the comments, I see that it may have only been a relay switch that got wet when the heater core started leaking at 70,000 miles.
I love this car, I've had it 7 years and it has cost me nothing compared to the Fords and Chevys I've owned.
I heard that Mits. was making another Diamante for 2007, and was very disappointed that they did not.
I didn't realize the heater core problem was world wide with the car. I'm getting ready to have my personal mechanic replace it, and I hope it doesn't go out again.
I need new struts and shocks as well, but I've driven this car long and hard with only these 2 problems. I say "Bravo! to Mitsubishi for that".
All the windows and seats still work, the leather is great. No cosmetic problems like I had with Ford and Chevy. Matter of fact my daughter has a 2003 Chevy with half the miles of my Diamante, and we replace something every other week!