2000 Mitsubishi Diamante

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$24,997

starting MSRP

2000 Mitsubishi Diamante

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • Base

  • ES

    $24,997

  • LS

    $27,897

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2000 Mitsubishi Diamante review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Diamante, a front-wheel-drive near-luxury sedan, was available in a single price level last year, but for 2000 it comes in two flavors. The base ES model, priced at $24,997, is about $2,200 less than last year’s Diamante, while the upscale 2000 LS model starts at $27,897.

While Mitsubishi’s other U.S. models are built either in Japan or Illinois, the Diamante comes from Australia. The current model arrived for 1997 as a rival for the Lexus ES300, Infiniti I30 and other near-luxury models.

Exterior
At 194 inches bumper to bumper, the Diamante is 6 inches longer than Mitsubishi’s compact Galant sedan. The two show a family resemblance in profile and roof styling, but the Diamante has a larger grille and four enclosed headlights for a unique front appearance.

Interior
A CD player, optional last year, is now standard, and an in-dash six-disc changer is new to the options list. An engine-immobilizing system that requires the proper coded key to start the car also is a new standard feature. The base ES comes with cloth upholstery and the more-expensive LS has leather, plus a standard power sunroof.

Under the Hood
Both models come with a 3.5-liter V-6 with 210 horsepower and a four-speed automatic transmission, a combination that provides brisk acceleration and refined highway cruising.

Anti-lock brakes are standard on both models, and traction control is optional on the LS.

Safety
A sweet engine, capable handling and a long list of comfort and convenience features make the Diamante an attractively priced alternative to rivals from Lexus and Infiniti. However, the Mitsubishi brand name is more closely associated with cars such as the Eclipse sports coupe, which frequently is pitched to first-time buyers through discounted leases. That may make a near-luxury sedan like the Diamante a hard sell to image-conscious shoppers.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Great car for the money!

I bought this car an year ago. I was looking for a car in lower price range for 4 weeks to find one with no or just a little service needed. I had hard time and this car was really good choice. It is cheapest Japanese car in this class. It is made in Australia and the quality is very high. It looks nice runs great. The leather interior feels good, factory music plays better than most Bose sets i have heard so far and it has one of the best engines made in last 15 years, with lower consumption than expected. I bought this car with 105 000 miles on it and I was just changing oil. Strongly recommended.

4.7

Amazing car!

I had my 00 diamante for 4 years and for the most part the only time it saw the shop was for an oil change!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of original 5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain
Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
123-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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