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MITSUBISHI COLT Hatchback 1996‑2003

4.4
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MITSUBISHI COLT Hatchback 1996‑2003

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11 owner reviews for MITSUBISHI COLT Hatchback 1996‑2003

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bethM

Just Love it!!

MITSUBISHI COLT 1.6 GLX 3dr Auto (Review date: 27th November '11)

5

I absolutely love the older Mitsubishi Colts! They are a brilliant little car! I've now owned two, a V and a T reg (both autos) and i can not fault them, cheap to run, low insurance and good fuel consumption! I have sent them through 7 years of MOTs and apart from a new windscreen wiper and a bit of minor welding on the T reg they have passed every time and the Garage owner always say what a great car it is!

It starts every time (no matter what the weather) and one very snowy day I managed to get it off the drive and the BMW we also own could not! Its nippy and great on the motorways, the car wants to drive with some great power under its bonnet.

I have also driven a new (2006 auto) colt and was not impressed, slow to change gear and clunked about like a tank.

Its just me and my son but unfortunately he is now getting quite big and i'm looking for something bigger but i'm sticking to my Mitsuibishis!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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evaN

Great little car

MITSUBISHI COLT 1.6 GLX 3dr Auto (Review date: 5th September '11)

4.3

I had my car for a year. I bought it because i loved the shape of the car, it's spacious, and it looked good for his age.

The engine is very strong, it speeds up quickly and on motorway it drives really well.

I had problem with the fuel neck going to the pipe, i had to get it changed. However i never had small problems with it, always started first time, not let me down once, even when the weather was freezing outside.

The rear seats are foldable, which is really useful if you wanna carry something bulky.

All in all it's a lovely car to drive.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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ianD

quick car

MITSUBISHI COLT 1.6 GLX 3dr (Review date: 2nd July '11)

4.3

this is a very quick car due to its 16 valve 1.6 injected engine. the car is relatively light and has a very low insurance premium making it a very good contender for a first car. it is also very fuel efficient

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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lianeD

Great little run around

MITSUBISHI COLT 1.3 Classic 3dr (Review date: 24th May '11)

4.3

Considering it's 10 years old, the car runs extremely well. The only reason for selling it myself is because I'm having a baby and need 5 doors instead of 3. It costs around 40 pounds to fill up the tank, lasts well on that. I've had it for around 3 years and haven't had any problems with it ie no oil leaks etc. It has always started first time for me even in cold weather/rain/snow etc. It's great for your general run around useage. For new drivers the 1.3 engine may be high on insurance costs but apart from that tax and insurance is very good. Very nippy little car!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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omarL

Mr L

MITSUBISHI COLT 1.3 GLX 3dr Auto (Review date: 18th May '11)

4.8

These are very reliabe cars. Mitsubishi make reliable cars anyways. This little colt is very useful in town with power steering and easy to drive. I had the automatic one so even better in town.

Space at the back is good enough for short journeys.

I travelled with this car a fair distance on the motorway and although i prefer a bigger engine on long distance it did it's job.

Long journeys are probably not very comfy in this small bishi.

Conclusion: A very reliable little car that won't let you down. You can even make it look very sporty with alloys, spoiler, side skirts etc etc ;))

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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gedT

Mitsubishi Colt GLX

MITSUBISHI COLT 1.6 GLX 3dr Auto (Review date: 12th March '11)

3.3

I got this as a stand in after I wrote off my Saab 9000. It has been a good little car, a 1999 T reg. The engine starts every time, first turn and runs very smoothly. Living in a city, it is nice to have a smaller car when it comes to parking and running costs.

It is nice and practical, as hatchbacks should be and I have carried floorboards and all sorts in it with the seats down. The ride is firmer than the Saab but to be expected with a much smaller car. My only complaint is the underside is rusting badly while the engine and body are fine, I'm not sure if this is just down to the amount of salt we put on our roads, but I would take a look underneath if you are getting one in case it is a regular problem. That aside, practical, nippy, comfortable and a good little hatchback.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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maggieB

A great introduction to the road

MITSUBISHI COLT 1.3 GLX 3dr (Review date: 2nd March '11)

4.3

I have used my car daily since passing my test, and have found it a great start to my life as a driver. I have never had any problems with starting her, 1st time every time, even throughout the snow in Decemeber! She also proved her worth in the snow, getting me home from work without so much as a falter, despite heavy snowfall, leaving drivers of 4x4's open-mouthed as i trundled past their machines, now stuck and awaiting rescue.

She has plenty of room, necessary with a 2 yr old the size of mine too! Have no trouble getting his stroller in the back, although wouldn't be suitable for a pushchair system.

She is cheap on insurance, (under £500 as a new driver with no 'no claims'), and £40 will be quite adequate to fill the tank (during the fuel hike, £50 got me from Northampton to Leeds and back.)

Steering is light and easy, and overall, a great driving experience!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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olliN

Clarence - My Best Friend

MITSUBISHI COLT 1.3 Equippe 3dr (Review date: 2nd March '11)

4.8

Clarence is my best friend. He's a 2002 Mitsubishi Colt with 138000 miles on the clock.

He was my mum's training car, she's a driving instructor, and used him for 6 years. He never failed her. Then dad borrowed him to take him to Llanelli twice a week.

He sat on our driveway unused until I turned 17 - and started on the first turn of the key!

He's now been my daily drive for the last two years, accompanying me to Milton Keynes for work and even braved the snow we had in december, thwarting the white stuff like it was normal tarmac!

He's a little on the small side, with the rear passenger leg room being less comfy if there's anyone over 4 foot in the passenger seat, but the boot is massive, containing 3 suitcases and 2 double duvet when travelling to Selsey for a holiday with friends.

He's never let me down, even when it's bitterly cold, he'll still start, and sips fuel when he's driven on the faster roads, and can manage 41 on a long motorway cruise. Town driving is a blast; he's low and nippy, with light, but not overly so, steering. A nice engine sound too.

A rare car to see on the roads, especially one that hasn't been modded in any way at all. Bar new Bosch Headlamps and Wipers.

Insurance is also cheap, I payed £1,302 for fully comprehensive in my second year of driving on my own, for a 1.3 with a sporty name, and performance, whereas friends were paying £1200 for a 1.1 Punto.

Clarence is still running on the same clutch and gearbox which, considering he was used by learner drivers for 6 years of his life, is a very good acheivment.

Overall he's a fantastic little car to drive, own and look after, he's been a fantastic first car, and such a pleasure to drive.

He's still mine!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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davidstpaul

JAPANESE STAR !

MITSUBISHI COLT 1.6 GLX 3dr Auto (Review date: 3rd December '10)

4.3

NOT MANY AROUND, SO YOU WON'T SEE 20 IN THE SUPERMARKET CAR PARK ! ... BETTER LOOKING THAN OTHER JAP MACHINERY OF THE SAME AGE TOO ...

RELIABLE AND FAIRLY ECONOMICAL.

ELECTRIC / POWER EVERYTHING .

HANDLES OK AND IS QUICK ENOUGH TO GET YOU OUT OF TROUBLE .

VERY EASY TO 'UPGRADE' IT IN ANY AREA, SHOULD YOU WISH, IE: FITTING BETTER HEAD UNIT / SPEAKERS ... SECOND HAND LEATHER SEATS ARE AVAILABLE TOO !!!

ONLY REAL 'LET DOWN' IS A SMALL BOOT AREA .

WOULD I BUY ANOTHER ONE ... YES, SIMPLES !

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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nicolaH

Lovely little runner

MITSUBISHI COLT 1.6 GLX 3dr Auto (Review date: 27th November '10)

4

I love my little Colt, its a great little runner and comfortable to drive. Its spacious with good boot space. Insurance is very reasonable too despite being a 1.6. It feels safe and reliable.

The only problems I've had is that due to its age and emissions the yearly road tax is a little high. And the sump is absolutely rust-corroded and Im having difficulty finding another one. I can only obtain one directly from Mitsubishi at a very high price that i can't afford just now.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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