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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 205 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 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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Watch out for the heater

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

I LOVE this car. It has great style and great reliability - except for the infamous heater core that Mitsubishi refuses to recall. Make sure there is no syrup smell to the Diamante you are looking to purchase.




Close, but no cigar

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

First read the reviews of the vehicle and was a wary buyer. The reviews did not mention the "wander" on flat, open highways, but have found little of the review material to be correct. Overall, good car for the money but the gas mileage could be improved and the "wander" needs eliminated. Also, at 5'11", the drivers seat has to be all the way back and the rear of the seat in a reclined position to be comfortable.




The best limo in the

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

Although I get strange looks in the Limo lot at O'Hare Airport this car is proving to be a great alternative limousine to the generic Lincoln. Not only is it a great drive but,as my customers keep telling me, it is a great ride. I bought the ES and had the dealer installed leather option. Fit is great but one of the door trims is not up to scratch. However it has been a no quibble replacement. 100% reliable and drives exactly the same whether empty or fully loaded which suggests that it was engineered with integrity. Every day a passenger leaves my Diamante with the intention of putting it on their new car shopping list. I wish I was on commission!




I'd rather drive this than

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

Bought an '02 Diamante ES new for a couple reasons... I owned a '97 Diamante - a good comfortable ride. I also like that I don't see myself coming and going - it's sort of a poor man's exclusive ride. I like the power, but fun-to-drive quotient is not high - it wanders like a puppy, and has a bit too much body lean. Even so, it is competent and well behaved (at least in normal driving). The real reason I bought it was price, and unbeatable financing. It also came with a 100K mile warranty, and auto alarm... Summary - not bad if your thing is to get "there" in relative comfort and style.




Not a problem at all

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

I had Purchased This Auto Against My Better Judgement, After Reading Reviews At Many Websites All Against The Transmission Function And Ergonomic Flaws. Well It Has Been 5 Months And It Is One Of The Best Decisions I Have Ever Made On A Car That Has Awesome Styling And Great Pickup On The Highway 6000mi On The Odometer And Counting Bottom Line Go With Your Impulses!




Traded the jag

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

Love this car. Just traded a 1999 JagXJ8 for a new Diamante. The ride in this car is quieter, I swear! For the price, this is the best mid-range luxury car I've owned. Smooth ride. Ultra-quiet and fun to drive. Beautiful look too.



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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.

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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...



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