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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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85 reader reviews for Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback.
  • 1.5 Ralliart 3dr

    steve cassia , derbyshire . Date: 05/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    What can I say, brilliant pocket rocket.Fast, easy on the fuel( I get 38 mpg on the computer), comfortable and handles superbly. I recommend this car to anyone who desn't need a lot of space but a lot of fun. Most people just look and say oh it's just a Mitsubishi Colt, but take a closer look and the wide low profile tyres, large oval exhaust and lowered stance with the discreet Ralliart badge should set bells ringing.Drive it round town and there is little hint of any of it's potential. Sure the ride is firm, the visibility a little compromised but take it out onto the open road and push that throttle down and it immediately put's a smile on your face. The shove of the turbo as it scrolls up and the noise from the exhaust sees the roadside flash by, bends seem to be no problem as you realise you can push harder and faster and when required the brakes slow you down perfectly. All in all a great little car with excellent reliability.

  • 1.3 Elegance 5dr

    JEFF ROWLES , N E LINCOLNSHIRE . Date: 03/02/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    After nearly 5 years from new this car is difficult to easily replace. Good economy 45-55+mpg, cheapish road tax and acceptable insurance costs with great reliabilty and friendly dealer service has been pleasantly easy. The interior is sturdy but bland with a nice mix of grey and silver shades but the seats click, rattle and shake..... The AMT auto (6 speed) isn't the best but handy in traffic or from standstill and it's simply a soft nudge of the lever between modes and manually changing gear with no clutch pedal pushing so remains nicely convenient. Zesty 3 cylinder diesel engine, spacious, comfy cabin and the boot is ok for everyday needs. A little more equipment would have need nice and safety aids/airbag count is low to todays standards. Overall a dull but good car to recommend and enough but not too many around.

  • 1.3 Elegance 5dr

    steve robson , . Date: 31/08/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    I own a 1.3 with AMT transmission

    It's good on the road for the price with nice nippy handling and cruise control that zips along on the motorway nicely. nice to have air con, alloys, fog lights, steering wheel controls and cruise controls all rolled in at 1 fixed price.

    down sides - the engine is noisy when idling, making a taptaptap sound and the AMT transmission isn't great, lurching as the car ponderously changes gear. I suppose that's the price you pay for manual fuel efficiency in an automatic gearbox these days.

  • 1.5 DI-D CZ2 5dr

    JEFF ROWLES , N E LINCOLNSHIRE . Date: 22/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    After 5 years from new this car is difficult to replace. Good economy 45-55mpg+, cheapish road tax and acceptable insurance costs with great reliabilty and friendly dealer service has been pleasantly easy. The interior is sturdy with shades of grey and silver but the seats click, rattle and shake... The AMT auto (6speed) isn't the best but handy in traffic or from standstill and it's simply a soft nudge of the lever between drive modes and gears with not clutch pedal pushing so is nicely convenient. Steering and handling ok though not a car for lots of corners! Zesty 3-cylinder diesel, spacious, comfy cabin and the boot is ok for everyday needs though folding and tumble rear seats too awkward. City car essentials equipment though no electric mirrors and safety aids/airbag count is poor. Overall a dull but good car to recommend and plenty but not too many around.

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