by Mike on Jan 20, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
When I first purchased this car it ran great. Currently have about 90,000 miles on it and I am about done throwing money into this thing. I have some of the same complaints as others; wind noise, not a very smooth ride, and most of all expensive to fix repairs. Inside door handle broke, I can only get from the factory they want over $200 for a piece of plastic. Back end has begun to sway. I have had over $600 put into it plus new tires and problem still isn't fixed. Probably going to need new shocks soon, most likely will get rid of it by then.
by HLC2071 on Jul 25, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased a brand new 2001 Diamante LS and have had zero problems with this car. I have driven it everyday (city+highway) and the quality has been simply outstanding... Tires-Oil-Gas only. Mitsubishi built this great car to last many years.
by christmas_tree on Mar 11, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Really liked the car when I purchased it with only 24,000 miles in 2004. By the time it had 40k miles it had the very common heater core leak... by the time it had 50k miles rear/driver side abs speed sensor failed so abs brakes are non-functional since then, neither is the traction control... both ABS and TCL light stay on all the time now. By 55k egr solenoid failed, not too costly to replace if you do it yourself. By 60k miles the rear springs are worn out, with 3 passengers in the rear the rear bottoms out, replaced shocks which didn't help at all. By 80k antenna motor failed. Bottom line, even though I like the car I wouldn't buy a Mitsubishi again, with the other options.
This Mitsubishi model doesn't change much from last year, but product planners add tether anchors for child seats, foglights on the LS and new seat fabric and wheel cover for the ES. Greenies can rest easy knowing that it meets LEV standards for all states.
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Well, I just traded in my Diamante 2001 LS with 5700 miles in it for a bran spanking new Acura CL Type S. The Acura dealer gave me $25600 for the Diamante, which was a big shock because I was thinkin...