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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 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante

  • Although the VR-X version can be mildly entertaining, the Diamante is a diamond best left in the rough.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Long list of standard features, confident brakes, capable handling (in VR-X) and quiet ride.

  • Cons

    Transmission easy to confuse, some subpar interior materials, ergonomic flaws, weak engine, can't get side airbags or stability control.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Diamante receives a few minor styling changes that include a revised front fascia and a new front grille on the outside and a redesigned center console and dash on the inside. A Sportronic automatic transmission, projector beam foglights and a 270-watt Infinity stereo are now standard on the LS and VR-X. Additionally, all VR-X models get new sport taillamps and a rear spoiler, while the base ES gets upgraded interior fabric.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

One of the top cars

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I didn't want to buy the Diamante initially because of size or fuel scares. The Diamante has surpassed all my expectations, the car is luxurious, lots of standard extras sometimes I need some engine power to get out of difficult road situations. This car has all the power needed and then some. The traction control has saved me a couple of times also. ABS is also there. The gets 20.5 mpg average. And this is a luxury full size sedan with 3.5 liter engine. I got it with all extras for less money than the added cost for the same extras alone in another brand. Go figure. Nice product, poor marketing. For a family of four it is a perfect car And if I have to chose again now? Yes!!!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Not bad

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

A very nice vehicle, especially when figuring in the value. Priced well below its competitors. LS loaded with features. Great engine. Interior ergonomics are comical. Surprisingly little thought put into switchology. Can't see speedo behind wheel. I just can't get comfortable in this car, as nice as it appears. Poor city mileage. Troublesome brakes. Have redone front brakes twice in 20,000 miles. Mitsubishi is famous for warping the rotors. Much preferred the previous grille to the current one.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

After owning several cars over my lifetime I can say this is definitely the best so far. The car is very reliable, inexpensive to own, gets great mileage (20-24 city and 32-38 highway depending on my lead foot). The engine has a lot of power if you need it to. Taking turns sharp will automatically throttle the engine to keep you from losing control (did I mention my lead foot?). Interior comfort has really spoiled me on other cars. I have recently car shopped with a friend and wasn't happy with the interiors of newer cars in comparison. My only complaint is the leather is Black. In Texas, that makes for hot summers but the comfort makes up for it.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

A great all round car

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This is my Third Diamante just love them I've had this one lowered 50 mm [2 inches] the standard rims replaced with 18 inch mags and low profile tires. WOW she looks so smart makes her just that little bit different than other Diamantes The car is a wee bit heavy on gas around town but I get great highway miles in absolute comfort good dash features and a good quality CD player stereo etc the one fault would be a little too much road noise above 50 mph the car has awesome mid range acceleration and is confident and sure on the road a good car for the family or put it in the "sport mode" and become 18 again WOOF WOOF



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Satisfied

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Three-time Mitsubishi product owner (Eclipse '91, Expo '94 and Diamante) - all exceptional value for the expectation. Ran the first two into the ground. Bought this used with 16,000 miles, and I have no reason to suspect that this model will not make the grade. Interior has a couple of flaws - seams splitting on back bench and carpet pullaways, and sound system seems to have been challenged by someone's bass setting, but it runs great and keeps up on the highway.




Unexpected

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Bought the LS model unexpectedly last Dec, and drove 7,500 miles in 3 1/2 months, mostly mixed city driving. It is fun to drive on interstates at high speeds, I did up to 110 mph on I-15. I never considered buying it but grow to like it more and more. Nice, powerful growl when briskly accelerating, strong a/c and Infinity stereo, interior power equipment, and good day-to-day qualities.



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Full 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante Review

What's New for 2004

The Diamante receives a few minor styling changes that include a revised front fascia and a new front grille on the outside and a redesigned center console and dash on the inside. A Sportronic automatic transmission, projector beam foglights and a 270-watt Infinity stereo are now standard on the LS and VR-X. Additionally, all VR-X models get new sport taillamps and a rear spoiler, while the base ES gets upgraded interior fabric.

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Talk About The 2004 Diamante

2004 Mitsubishi Diamante Discussions See all Started By

cracovian
cracovian
02-05-2004
The biggest plus for this car and any other 2004 Mitsubishi right now is the super-long powertrain warranty (10/100K). I considered a Diamante once but the lack of side airbags to me is unacceptable. ...


rjlaero
rjlaero
09-14-2004
2004 is the last year for the Diamante, Montero Sport and Lancer Sportback....


elgatoloco
elgatoloco
07-01-2008
Is there a Japanese built Diamonte? Or Diamante?...



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