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2002 Mitsubishi Diamante Sedan

 
 

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Mitsubishi Diamante Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante

  • A diamond best left in the rough.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Attractive styling, low price.

  • Cons

    Numerous design and ergonomic flaws, easily befuddled transmission, lacks availability of key features.

  • What's New for 2002

    A sporty new trim level, the VR-X, debuts in an attempt to put some life into the Diamante's sales charts. Otherwise, only minor changes…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (70 total reviews)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Excellent value

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I love this car. I read all the reviews before I bought this car, and the power train was highly rated. This car is quiet, comfortable, powerful and reliable. I have the LS with the heated, 8-way power seats w/power lumbar and love it. This car was virtually unchanged from 98 until last year, 2004. The engine is smooth, and responsive and I get much better mileage than edmunds says. I measured 30 mpg highway in SoCal. Transmission failed at 75k (apparently common). Had it fixed by the pros at SoCal Transmission in San Diego and not a lick of trouble since. Heater core is recurrent problem w/these cars. These sell for much less than comp. Acura CL or 3.2 TL.




Started out ok

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

In its early years this car was a good car, some maintenance as expected I guess (but pretty pricy for this imported car). But as others have said, once things started going, they went fast. Had to replace alternator, muffler, tires (worn on inside) and I don't know what else in a pretty short amount of time, and now it sometimes won't even start. I've asked around and no one knows why, we replaced the magnet at the end of the crankshaft, because it had actually blinked out and died on me while driving, but seemed to be only a temporary solution.



1 of 6 people found this review helpful

Big mistake

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Worst mistake I made, uncomfortable ride, too much road noise, just generally unhappy with the car. Didn't want to be upside down on a trade, so I kept it. Lots of little annoying problems, that I was not used to dealing with in other cars purchase. Due to road noise would rent a car if going over 100 miles. Just bought 2010 Acura. I'll never go back.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
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  • 23
  • highway
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Full 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante Review

What's New for 2002

A sporty new trim level, the VR-X, debuts in an attempt to put some life into the Diamante's sales charts. Otherwise, only minor changes are in store for the Diamante this year. Slight styling tweaks have been applied to the front and rear, and the interior features redesigned audio controls and an emergency inside-trunk release. One mechanical change has been made this year -- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) has been added to all trim levels.

Talk About The 2002 Diamante

2002 Mitsubishi Diamante Discussions See all Started By

glab
glab
06-24-2004
on this topic. This is a specification in the Diamante Service Manual....


portknoxxa
portknoxxa
12-28-2003
away at first site i thought it was a redesigned diamante. i thoroughly like the design and look of the new galant. i priced one online for about $26,562. the only option pkg. is for heated mirrors ...


lngtonge18
lngtonge18
01-03-2003
Actually, Mitsu sales are up quite a bit overall. The Montero Sport, Montero, and Diamante saw sales decline. The Galant, Eclipse, and Eclipse Spyder each saw sales increase between 1-4k. The Lance...