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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 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Diamante

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

The Mitsubishi Diamante Vr-X is a fun fast ride but since I purchased it I have had to put a lot of money into it... the heater core went around 75k, and it's conveniently place on the firewall so the job itself is a nightmare, I haven't met a Diamante driver past 80k who didn't have to do the same, now I'm having trouble with the 02 sensors, I replaced 3 last year and this year the fourth went. I'd say the car would be worth it if it didn't cost so much to maintain. About 1500$ for the heater core repair and about the same for the o2 sensor work.




Vroom with a vrx

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This car has been a dream. Lots of power when you need it and a nice sporty feel and sound. Speaking of sound the audio/radio is a great system. There has been no mechanical issues other than oil, brakes and tires. The tires on mine have only about 2,000 miles on them and they are top quality. I had automatic start installed which is nice in bad weather. We no longer need another vehicle so I'm parting with it.




Just ok but the transmission

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

The styling is not bad. It has a descent amount of amenities for the price. The big seller for me was the 6 year 0% interest financing. That equals an unbeatable value. It has a roomy passenger compartment and plenty of leg room in the back seat. The memory seat function is flawed. It erases itself regularly. Alao, it has no home link for garage remote. The heated mirrors are poor. The worst feature must be the transmission. I have had in in the shop several times for the transmission. It has shift "flairs". It feels like it slips. I have had the clutches replaced, the valve body and ports replaced but the problem persists. Not 100% of the time but maybe 40-50%. It is very annoying and for this reason alone, I cannot wait to sell it.




2d one

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This is my second one,this is for the wife,Blk/Blk V-RX great handling w/sport look and power to boot....




My opinion hasn't changed! vrx

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Bought my VR-X in 2002 and now have over 50K on it (I'm a frequent commuter between Charleston, SC and Atlanta -- if you don't blink you'll see me) and this is a great car! My only complaint is the terrible Goodyear Tires that I'm getting ready to replace. Sorry to say that I see one on the road every now and then, so it's not quite as unique as it used to be, but that's good news for some.




Vrx- fun to drive

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Fun to drive and new dash is eye catching. Sleek new lines but gas mileage could be better. Less than what was advertised.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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