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Bowser
07-30-2005, 06:01 PM
Or know anything about them? I'm considering buying a used one, and need some input on the subject. Any help or ideas would be a help........

Brando
07-30-2005, 06:25 PM
Everyone that I know that has owned a Mitsubishi has never bought a second one. I don't know too much about the Diamante's but I have heard that there are some quality issues with them. FWIW.

mlyonsd
07-30-2005, 06:35 PM
I have a friend that had one from the middle 90's. Although it's been a while since I've talked to him he loved it.

Bwana
07-30-2005, 06:54 PM
Just say no.

4th and Long
07-30-2005, 06:55 PM
Just say no.
What Bwana said. :thumb:

yeti
07-30-2005, 09:22 PM
oh hell no!

UteChief
07-30-2005, 10:47 PM
Mitsubishi, the same people who brought us Pearl Harbor.

Miles
07-30-2005, 11:04 PM
Mitsubishi, the same people who brought us Pearl Harbor.

Says the guy with the fine piece of German engineering in his avy...

Miles
07-30-2005, 11:16 PM
Most of what I have heard about them is that they are not as reliable as the other Japanese autos. The J. D. Power Ratings are usually not all that great. They were making Diamante in Australia for a while but im not sure about the latest model.

Logical
07-31-2005, 12:01 AM
I had a Mitsubishi (Plymouth) Laser in the early 90s, a fine piece of engineering but it was a sports model with a Turbo, thing had so much torque you could barely control it if you floored it. That car was fun.

RedDread
07-31-2005, 12:29 AM
Currently driving a Mitsubishi 3000GT, it kicks much ass.


I had a 94 Diamante as a rental car way back in the day, pretty nice interior though I can't attest to whether or not it was a reliable car, though it did have a lot of pick-up

Oh also say no to faux patriots, just cause a car isn't made here doesn't mean it sucks, BMW > Any american car.

At least Ford and Dodge are getting their sh** together lately, the new charger looks killer. Maybe I'll buy one after my next deployment :hmmm:

stevieray
07-31-2005, 12:46 AM
At least Ford and Dodge are getting their sh** together lately, the new charger looks killer. Maybe I'll buy one after my next deployment :hmmm:


I saw one of these up close the other day. It was pretty sweet...it's bigger than it looks in the ads..

Rausch
07-31-2005, 01:07 AM
Says the guy with the fine piece of German engineering in his avy...

Big difference.

That was brought to you by the people who formed Israel...

arrowhead20
07-31-2005, 04:48 AM
i work at a car rental place that had the diamantes, and the only real big problem with them that we had was the power antennas breaking in the car wash, we had the lower option cars w/o the fancy lcd screens and such but they were fast little cars, i liked them and mitz makes pretty good cars from what ive seen
eclipse, 3000gt, etc.
Mitsubishi is a subsidiary of Dymler Chrysler, kinda like Mazda is with Ford, and Nissan is with GM.
so they all have ties with the far east.

StcChief
07-31-2005, 07:08 AM
i work at a car rental place that had the diamantes, and the only real big problem with them that we had was the power antennas breaking in the car wash, we had the lower option cars w/o the fancy lcd screens and such but they were fast little cars, i liked them and mitz makes pretty good cars from what ive seen
eclipse, 3000gt, etc.
Mitsubishi is a subsidiary of Dymler Chrysler, kinda like Mazda is with Ford, and Nissan is with GM.
so they all have ties with the far east.
BTW. Nissan is 51% owned by Renault.

Uncle had 90 Mitsu Diamante. Had very good luck with it currently has about 100K miles on it.

Archie F. Swin
07-31-2005, 07:46 AM
We still have our 94 mitsu mirage. Its falling apart on the inside. But its by far the most reliable car weve ever had. Its starts like its a year old. al we do is change the oil.

Bowser
07-31-2005, 08:52 AM
Most of what I have heard about them is that they are not as reliable as the other Japanese autos. The J. D. Power Ratings are usually not all that great. They were making Diamante in Australia for a while but im not sure about the latest model.

The one I'm looking at is a 2001, and it was made in Austrailia. I was really impressed with the interior and the handling. When we took it out, the thing is blazing hot on the inside (it's black with near blacked out tinted windows), so of course we had the a/c cranked. The fan was blowing full bore with the temp at 65 degrees, and when I got onto the on-ramp of the highway, I naturally punch it to see what it has. It threw all three of us back in the seats, and I had no problem getting it up to 75. That was impressive. Very smooth ride, as well.

Phobia
07-31-2005, 08:53 AM
75? 75?

Call me when you hit 130.

StcChief
07-31-2005, 02:11 PM
Might try edmunds.com
for info. Members forum

http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX?ed_displayMakeModelRelatedDiscussions@@.ef14c39!make=Mitsubishi&model=Diamante

jspchief
07-31-2005, 02:17 PM
Everything I've seen of Mitsu's has been sh*tty interiors (like Dodge). If you don't mind rattles and crap falling apart inside, I think they are decent vehicles.

RedDread
07-31-2005, 02:18 PM
I top out somewhere near 135-140


don't ask me how I know :p

Demonpenz
07-31-2005, 03:06 PM
i have had two mits they are alright

Roy D. Mercer
07-31-2005, 03:27 PM
Not good, not bad, sort of an Eh.

Miles
08-01-2005, 12:14 AM
The one I'm looking at is a 2001, and it was made in Austrailia. I was really impressed with the interior and the handling. When we took it out, the thing is blazing hot on the inside (it's black with near blacked out tinted windows), so of course we had the a/c cranked. The fan was blowing full bore with the temp at 65 degrees, and when I got onto the on-ramp of the highway, I naturally punch it to see what it has. It threw all three of us back in the seats, and I had no problem getting it up to 75. That was impressive. Very smooth ride, as well.

It doesnt look like there is much else in its class that is priced as attractivly. Depending on what the market for them is like in your area, you may be able to hunt down an Acura TL for a bit more. Though that is about all i can think of.

elvomito
08-01-2005, 12:37 AM
i've got a 93 diamante. parts are very expensive, $337 for a freakin ball joint. other than that there are no minuses.

stumppy
08-01-2005, 12:53 AM
I had no problem getting it up to 75. That was impressive. Very smooth ride, as well.


You might not be 'Diamonte' ready just yet.

Perhaps we can show you something a bit more fitting for a man about town such as yourself.

ENDelt260
08-01-2005, 01:07 AM
the new charger looks killer.

In that I'd rather kill myself than be seen in one.

Miles
08-01-2005, 01:12 AM
In that I'd rather kill myself than be seen in one.

Drunk ride home in one would be better than a cab. Its free or at worst/best driven by some skank.

RedDread
08-01-2005, 01:51 AM
In that I'd rather kill myself than be seen in one.


That easy eh? Now where'd I leave that $22,995 :)