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
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.
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.
I had a test drive last week. The car was a 1.1 Classic.
I thought it was very underpowered! It is a sturdy and well built car and it is a shame it has this engine.
The overall concept is good, like the Mazda 2 and this looks better.
I did not drive the bigger-engined model and I bet that will be superb.
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I have run this car as a courtesy car for three weeks. Good points are good build quality and solid interior. Seats and driving position are good and…
Ive had this car for one year now and so far has exeeded my expectations. The car is great at overtaking lorries on the motorway and handles very…