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Re: MitsuBiShi DIaMaNtE (TRYNTRUEA2)

Styling wise, Diamante looks nice. The leather quality also quite high considered its price, however, the dashboard feels somewhat cheap. I also heard its quite softly sprung.
 

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Re: MitsuBiShi DIaMaNtE (ClownCar)

David will come in here soon and tell u about the Magna VR-X. 5 speed mannual 3.5L V6 220HP. mmmmmmm http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif



[Modified by Prostrho, 11:20 PM 4-9-2002]
 

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Re: MitsuBiShi DIaMaNtE (A4Jetta)

quote:[HR][/HR]David is still having dinner "down under", probably dessert now.
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"And how are things down under? Blossoming I hope?" Man I need to lay off the movie quotes.


[Modified by mtrainVR6, 1:48 AM 4-10-2002]
 

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Re: MitsuBiShi DIaMaNtE (Prostrho)

vr-x... muahaha.
actually, mitsubishi just released the ralliart version of the magna... 180kw (260hp odd) 3.5.. lot of suspension, brake and driveline tweaks too.
very nice package for the money.
 

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Re: MitsuBiShi DIaMaNtE (slimmy)


Umm. that kit is way over done.. a bit "dorky"
But its got Torsen LSD.. mmm!! 180kw!! around 240HP.. mm!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif 0-60 6.7sec 1/4 mile 14.8
 

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Re: MitsuBiShi DIaMaNtE (TRYNTRUEA2)

I'm on a long-term car rental while I'm studying here, and I have a Magna Executive. My rental is what I call the "Best of Australia" plan, because I can switch to different cars every 2 weeks or so if I please. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif I hope to get ahold of a Commodore, Falcon, MX-5, Land Cruiser Prado and 200SX during my rental period.


As far as the Magna goes, it's a fine vehicle, but I can see why the Camry/Falcon/Commodore triplets are preferred over it. Overall, it just does everything well, but not exceptionally -- it doesn't stand out in any area. It's not as reliable or smooth as a Camry, not as sporty or powerful like a Commodore, and not as slickly styled or detailed like a Falcon. I'd imagine it'd be a popular car among insurance salesmen.
 

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Re: MitsuBiShi DIaMaNtE (David Votoupal)

The Falcon, Focus, and Mondeo all incorporate the New Edge theme with a fresh, nicely sculpted design. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
I like the Magna's design as well. It is sharp and with the frameless windows, has a nice rakish profile. The 3.5L is a gem, pleasantly torquey and smooth, but I'm not a fan of the auto tranny, which seems kinda indecisive and harsh. The interior is also nicely designed and ergonomically comfortable. I think some suspension tuning and a better programmed transmission would make it a much more desirable car. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: MitsuBiShi DIaMaNtE (audiness)

In the JDM, the Diamante struggles as it's up against similarly sized competition from Nissan and Toyota. Though in 2WD (albeit FWD) form it undercuts its competitors as most JDM Mitsubishis generally do, in 4WD form (which is likely better for the power of the GDI engines, and Mitsubishi 4WD systems are great) it's priced right against them, i.e. 3.0-litre sedans like the Cedric and Crown. No doubt it has many merits, but also doesn't exactly stand out other than offering good comfort, drivetrain and value.


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Re: MitsuBiShi DIaMaNtE (A4Jetta)

Mitsubishi, however, like Mazda always offered full-size top-line offerings in the past which were competitive and different. The original ('64-'86) Debonair was one of the most prestigious sedans in Japan.
 
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