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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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84 reader reviews for Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback.
  • 1.5 Elegance Allshift 5dr

    Joanna McCarthy Date: 16/12/2005
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned the top of the range colt for 2 months and love it, drives like a dream.

    Acceleration is a dream, only thing the pillars at each side of car obscure the view some what, but not a problem. Very happy customer.

  • 1.5 Di-D Equippe 5dr

    Ambrose Wilkie Date: 13/10/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Really fun to drive. The engine has great acceleration, the seating and interior space and instruments are excellent, with good scope for adjustment. The level of kit is very generous, and the display of economy, trip distance etc is very useful.

    The gears are smooth, the engine accelerates very fast, and cruises very comfortably on the motorway, as well as handling a treat on country roads (the only problem is being sure you don't exceed legal limits)! I like the steering too. It takes a little getting used to, as it is not over-assisted, so gives a very sharp and precise feel, compared to some other vehicles. The suspension is good, giving comfort, whilst being hard enough to make cornering a doddle.

    Comfortable, remarkably spacious - passengers call it Tardis, and the adjustable boot/seat space in the rear is very useful. The adjustment is easy too, and you can quite easily remove the rear seats (and fold the front passenger seat right down) should you ever need to.

    The economy is amazing. It will regularly return over 60 mpg, and can get as high as 70, without any special effort.

    The only fault I've found is that the windscreen pillars make vision difficult around bends, roundabouts etc - but I think this is inevitable with any vehicle with a forward raked windscreen like this.

  • 1.1 Equippe 5dr

    Ashley Pluck Date: 22/09/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is one of the best bargains around at the moment, largely due to it not having a Peugeot, Ford or Vauxhall badge on the bonnet.

    I compared it with the Honda Jazz, and found the difference in price on a like-for-like model (having included special offers) was over £1500 when compared with the Jazz on both new and nearly new models.

    In essence, I believe the Colt is every bit as good as the Jazz and better value.

    The 1.1i engine is superb. I also drove the 1.3i and could not find any worthwhile benefit over the 1.1i.

    The good points are that it's reasonably good to drive - better than Honda Jazz. It's cheap to run and insure. It has typically strong Mitsubishi build quality, and an excellent dealer network.

    The bad points are that it's quite wide for a city car. Also, visibility (or lack of it) takes some getting used to, and the metalwork is quite thin and dents easily.

  • 1.3 Equippe Allshift 3dr

    Martin Robbins , Lincolnshire . Date: 08/09/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After reading Rachael's review, I went to a local dealer. Nothing was too much trouble. As I require hand controls, I sat in the passenger seat while it was driven for me.

    Then my wheelchair was tried in both the boot and with me sitting in the driver's seat to see if I could get my wheelchair in myself to both the rear seat and passenger seat.

    I could. It was so easy with the driver's seat release allowing the seat to lower the back.

    So I ordered my 1.3 Equippe Allshift three-door. What a blast to drive.

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