Diamonds are Memorable

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This car is similar to that of the person I knew who owned one, except this is a right hand drive and has stock rims. This one was recently for sale by Bullet Motorsports. Diamante means diamond in Spanish/Italian/Portuguese.

Thinking back to my last blog about the Porsche 944 got me thinking of the car that I really wanted back in high school. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the most memorable diamond ever; a first-generation Mitsubishi Diamante. (Diamante means diamond) It was owned by a popular upperclassman who I never really spoke to. He never knew how cool I thought he was in that loaded, black Diamante with 5 spoke rims.

Back in 2005, BMW’s were out of my price range, and they still are. While I still couldn’t afford a Diamante, it was cheaper and gave me hope with looks similar to a BMW. Sedans have always been the vehicle that I believe suits me best, especially performance sedans. While the Diamante is not exactly a performer, it looks great and was quite luxurious for its time.

Currently, the interest in Diamantes is growing. I seem to be more than a decade ahead of my time in cars that are part of the in-crowd. I’m alright with that though. Eventually I might be able to buy a car before it gets popular. If my memory serves me correctly, the exact Diamante that the upperclassman had was for sale a few years after he graduated. I still wasn’t able to purchase it but I really am curious to know what happened to it. It is still one of the most memorable cars of all time to me.

6 thoughts on “Diamonds are Memorable

  1. My sister has one of these, i think it’s the generation before the one you have pictured (1994) It’s called the Magna in Australia. it’s only 4 cylinder they also did a V6. It use to be our grandparents.

    1. That is so cool! It is such a stylish car. What color is hers? I’m sure it gets great fuel economy with a four cylinder! Sometimes it isn’t about going fast, it is about looking good hahaha 🙂

      1. It’s silver, but it is built solid and is fairly heavy so fuel economy isn’t so good. It’s great on the highwayway thow, very comfortable.

      2. That is awesome. I hadn’t even thought about weight! That makes total sense. It’s nice to know it is a great, comfortable highway cruiser!

    1. It is a great name. Sadly, they do not. Mitsubishi only makes 6 vehicles now and only 2 of them are sedans, the Mirage and the Mirage G4.

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