For The Mitsubishi Colt is reasonably priced and the cabin has decent space for four adults. The dash layout is clear and the 1.1-litre engine is eager.
Against The 1.3 engine is short of flexibility and refinement, and the ride is on the firm side. The boot is small, and most versions are woefully short on safety equipment.
The Mitsubishi Colt’s prices look tempting, but the car is way off the pace in a number of key areas. Plenty of rivals offer a better package for similar money.
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The Mitsubishi Colt’s styling won’t set the world alight, and neither will the driving experience. It’s fairly easy to drive around down thanks to its tight turning circle and light steering, but the ride is fairly jittery. The Colt handles faithfully enough as you go faster, but the ride still doesn’t settle.
More of a problem, though, is the Colt’s shortage of safety kit. Only the range-topping Ralliart model gets stability control, and although the Ralliart gets six airbags, the rest of the range comes with just driver and passenger front ‘bags. That’s simply not good enough.
Our favourite Colt is the entry-level 1.1 CZ1 model. It’s affordable to buy and the small petrol engine has more low-range urge than the more powerful 1.3 you get in pricier CZ2 models. The sporty Ralliart version is quicker, but it’s also overpriced.
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