2000 Mitsubishi Diamante

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Key Specs

of the 2000 Mitsubishi Diamante. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    210-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    4-speed automatic w/OD
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2000 Mitsubishi Diamante Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 feat...
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

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Consumer Reviews

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(5.0)
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(4.0)
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(5.0)
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(4.5)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great car for the money!

by Dimce011 from Tamnpa on July 11, 2009

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 ... Read full review

(5.0)

Amazing car!

by brandon from Fargo, ND on November 15, 2007

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! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Diamante received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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