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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.
  • 1.1 Black 5dr

    Arfan Akram , London . Date: 05/01/2005
    • 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

    Considering I am a young driver (21) living in London, (high on the insurance, part of London).

    I must say that I became very suprised by what this car had to offer. Only a level 3E insurance group and also a 1.1 litre engine, which is very economical. Let me advise you in advance the dealers are willing to listen to negotiate prices, so take a printout of What Car? Target Price along with you as a guideline.

    When I purchased my car I was given a smartnav, which is brilliant if you travel a lot and they knocked a substantial amount off the price of the car. The running cost is brilliant and the interior is very spacious, a couple of negatives is that the engine is noisy.

    Other things to consider is the 3 year 12,000-mile unlimited warranty, the best around in the market, also small boot, does have back seats that adjust forward and back.

  • 1.1 Black 5dr

    Michael Lennard Date: 23/11/2004
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Searched long and hard for new car. Via A2, Jazz, Fusion, Mazda 3, Getz, Leon, Yaris, C3, arrived at Colt. Felt it offered the best in terms of price, running costs, equipment, 'feel' etc.... We all pays our money and takes our choice, but felt inspired to write in response to all the reviews I had read saying the 1.1 was underpowered. A lot is surely to do with how you intend to load a car, your arena of driving and how you as an individual drive. However, a few comparisons based on common figures i.e. bhp and 0-60mph. The Colt 1.1: 74bhp 0-60mph in 13.4sec. The Audi A2 1.4: 75bhp 0-60mph 12.0sec. The Citroen C2 1.4: 75bhp 0-60mph 14.1sec. The Ford Fusion 1.4: 0-60mph 13.7sec. The Mazda 3 1.4: 0-60mph 14.3sec. The Seat Leon 1.4: 75bhp 0-60mph 14.6sec. I feel the UK is obsessed by badges like 1.1, 1.6 etc... The RX-8 gives 231bhp from a 1.3! If we had 3 children and took them on holiday to Cornwall every year I would worry about power. But as it is I am enjoying driving a quality small car with the versatility of taking 4 adults if need be, or having its seats removed for a bulky load. The engine is noisy, but performs in both town or on the motorway and gives good MPG return. Construction (early days I know) is excellent, the driving position offers easy access and visibility of switches and gauges. Personally I find the Colt more fun to drive than the Fusion, Mazda 3 or Jazz which were the other 3 cars on my short list. One last observation, I am unlucky enough to hav

  • 1.1 Black 5dr

    Louise Barr , Devon . Date: 03/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Not bad but a very noisy engine. I am taking back to the supplier to enquire why it's so bad as I've only had car for a day and do not remember the demo car being noisy.

  • 1.5 Sport 5dr

    Harlaj Purewal Date: 01/11/2004
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had the Colt 1.5 Sport for 18 months now. It's still a good car, although I haven't been able to get rid of a rattle from the dash and from under the bonnet, despite returning car for checks.

    Reverse gear still crunches after being 'fixed' by dealer (apparently, I should wait 3 seconds with the clutch down before putting it into reverse - yet still no joy).

    Overall, I still enjoy it on the road, and it moves really well. I agree with other readers about the obstructive wndscreen panels.

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