Used 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante

Pros & Cons

  • Long list of standard features, confident brakes, capable handling (in VR-X) and quiet ride.
  • Transmission easy to confuse, some subpar interior materials, ergonomic flaws, weak engine, can't get side airbags or stability control.
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List Price Estimate
$2,597 - $6,215

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Edmunds' Expert Review

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

2004 Highlights

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.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante.

Average user rating: 4.6 stars
27 total reviews
5 star reviews: 70%
4 star reviews: 26%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 4%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • value
  • comfort
  • appearance
  • engine
  • ride quality
  • handling & steering
  • driving experience
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • sound system
  • warranty
  • acceleration
  • climate control
  • off-roading
  • interior
  • brakes
  • seats
  • doors
  • maintenance & parts
  • transmission
  • steering wheel
  • lights
  • fuel efficiency
  • road noise
  • wheels & tires

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, One of the top cars for me
jivko atanassov,
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!!!
4.125/5 stars, Not Bad
Not Bad,
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.
4.875/5 stars, Great Car
TexasJoe,
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.
4.625/5 stars, Satisfied
Satisfied,
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.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$24,999
MPG & Fuel
15 City / 23 Hwy / 18 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 205 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 231 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 196 in. / Height: 56.5 in. / Width: 70.3 in.
Curb Weight: 3505 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 14.2 cu.ft.

FAQ

Is the Mitsubishi Diamante a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2004 Diamante both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Mitsubishi Diamante fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Diamante gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Diamante has 14.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mitsubishi Diamante. Learn more

Is the Mitsubishi Diamante reliable?

To determine whether the Mitsubishi Diamante is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Diamante. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Diamante's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2004 Diamante is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante?

The least-expensive 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante is the 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $24,999.

Other versions include:

  • ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $24,999
  • LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $27,619
  • VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $26,819
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What are the different models of Mitsubishi Diamante?

If you're interested in the Mitsubishi Diamante, the next question is, which Diamante model is right for you? Diamante variants include ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), and VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of Diamante models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante

Used 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante Overview

The Used 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante is offered in the following submodels: Diamante Sedan. Available styles include ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), and VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2004 Diamante 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2004 Diamante.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante?

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

The 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,594. The average price paid for a new 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is trending $23,322 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $23,322 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $2,272.

The average savings for the 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is 91.1% below the MSRP.

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

The 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,414. The average price paid for a new 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is trending $24,992 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $24,992 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $2,422.

The average savings for the 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is 91.2% below the MSRP.

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

The 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,214. The average price paid for a new 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is trending $25,728 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $25,728 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $2,486.

The average savings for the 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) is 91.2% below the MSRP.

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