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keeps going and going and going by An MSN Autos Consumer on 10/22/2008. Trim: 1995 Mitsubishi Diamante LS, Owned 9 years.
Pros: Veery comffy, handles great. Has over 200K miles still runs strong, needs love every once in awhile.
Cons: OMG talk about a repair bill. Parts are more expense, labor is more. That what makes this a econ-luxury car. A luxury repair bill.
Overall review: Going to spend the 2K to fix at 207,000 miles. No rattles, engine still strong clean body. Best car I have owned.
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Picking on my Car by Practical Man on 06/30/2002. Trim: 1995 Mitsubishi Diamante LS, Owned 5 years.
Pros: great styling. awesome ride. great handling. lots of luxury for a very affordable price.
Cons: EXPENSIVE TO FIX. Buyer beware. Ball joints are a $40-80 job on any normal vehicle. Entire control arms need to be replaced at $500 a side to replace balljoints. This job ran $1,000 to repair both sides. Exhaust head pipe is $650 - neither Meineke or Midas could make the pipe. It's a dealer item. Timing belt is a $500 job and that's just preventive maintenance. Calipers are prohibitively expensive. Dealer doesn't even use factory calipers because they are so expensive.
Overall review: For my next vehicle, I will be looking at Honda or Toyota for less expense and greater reliability. Mitsubishi just isn't time-tested the way Hondas and Toyotas are.
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big car by mike on 05/23/2001. Trim: 1995 Mitsubishi Diamante LS, Owned less than 1 year.
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Overall review: great car
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the almost perfect car by A CarPoint Consumer on 05/07/2001. Trim: 1995 Mitsubishi Diamante LS, Owned 2 years.
Pros: the color is pearl white, has leather seats, has sunroof
Cons: has a lot of miles
Overall review: it rides great
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1995 Mistubishi Diamante ES by A CarPoint Consumer on 04/24/2001. Trim: 1995 Mitsubishi Diamante ES, Owned 6 years.
Pros: Excellent ride. The comfort is especially nice when going for long drives and touring. I think the engine is the same as that in the base model Mitsubishi 6000/Dodge Stealth for that same year. The ES trim made the car an exceptional buy (got it as a previous loaner from the dealer with < 15k miles for an even $18,000). Compared this to the '96 Mazda 626 (w/ V6) and Millennia & Nissan Maxima (w/ V6), which I drove at the same dealer. This was better riding, handling and 'luxurious' even in its base trim. Just don't make the mistake of confusing the engine noise and hard shifting of other cars as 'power' vs. the smooth acceleration and quiet cabin of this car.
Cons: A few quirks on the repairs I've had (I've got well over 100,000 miles). I believe that the Mitsubishi's (at least for around 1995) must use some sub-standard A/C compressor unit, because the bearings on mine started going around 70k miles. I never replaced it (the AC still functions, but when you accelerate HARD the compressors bearings make a skreetching noise) since it would be around $650 - $750 for a reputable mechanic to replace it. Lastly, the front dash cup holder blocks some of the AC/Vent controls when it is opened. After a while, you get used to the controls though, so you don't need to see what you're pressing.
Overall review: Nice, understated, relaxing car. Some people may find it 'boring' if they have to have the lastest trend (which fades in 1 - 2 years) for exterior styling. Also, since it isn't a loud or whining engine which slams into gear when accelerating, some people may be confused into thinking its underpowered and not 'exciting' enough to drive. Personally, I don't care for loud cars which jerk you around in the cabin when shifting gears (which some people think is needed for a car to be 'powerful' or fast). If you need to ensure that you have enough power (which I'm comfortable with simply by driving the car), then feel free to compare its horsepower and torque measurements against other similar imports. Its reliability has been fine (previously, I had an '87 Toyota Celica, and I'd say their reliability has been very similar).
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