It has a strong reliable engine. It is the perfect car to just drive around with no real destination. It's the most affordable top of the line luxury sedan. It was used as a rental car due to it's reliability and comfort.
It has a big trunk for large suit cases and a full size spare tire. The interior comfort is amazing as is the style which looks modern to this day.
This is my second Diamante. I leased one in 1992 and hated to turn it in. Then I bought this one new in 1995. I have about 140,000 miles on it and only have had minor repairs other than the norm. This car looks great. I will not sell it, but use it as a second car or give it to a college student. What a wonderful car it has been. My interior looks bad now but I will invest in reuphostery, the car is surely worth it!
The smooth and comfortable ride. It has great power with overdrive.
Give it a leather interior and more sturdy interior features.
I bought my 1995 Mitsubishi Diamante at auction with 122,000 miles on it. I drove it untill 137,000 miles. It was an excellent car. I regret the day that I traded comfort for fuel eficiency. The Diamante was fun to drive, fast, and never had any problems. It did brake a lug nut when the Les Schwab guys replaced its front tires. I drove it with overdive on since it would not shift gears if overdrive was off. It would go 210 miles per tank. I drove it for a 1.5 years like that.
The anti-lock brake light would come on when I drove on the highway. Dealer couldn't figure it out...eventually I took it in for a tune up and the dealer told me my whole ABS brake system was shot and it would cost over $4,000 to fix it! I was sick when I had to sell the car for junk...with only 130,000 miles on it...not good for a car these days.
I am debating whether to sell or not. The car looks great and runs like a quiet lexus, but my a/c went and i am told i need a new compressor and maybe a condenser by the dealer. Since it is a 95 i am tempted to sell it and buy a new car. The car runs like new and it is dealer maintained. They always do such a great job that i dont mind overpaying a little. The dealer tels me that if i fix the a/c that i will be goood for a long time, but how can i trust them? They say that the 95 was the best Diamante ever built. What would you do?
The front of the car
I put in a new tranny at 70,000 and 115,000. OUCH!