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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 Attivo 3dr

    Matt Gee Date: 14/06/2008
    • 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

    I bought my Colt Blue 1.1 in March 2008 after my 1.6 Focus became to expensive to run.

    The Colt is a great little car with generous leg room unmatched by most bigger cars. I'm 6' 2" and have plenty of room. The sliding rear seat also provides plenty of leg room for rear passengers or extra boot space when required. The Colt is very comfortable allowing long journeys to be undertaken with ease.

    Fuel Economy: What can I say? At 40mph in 5th gear you will easily get 50mpg, When driving carefully I have achieved 59mpg on urban A roads. The small engine requires a bit more fuel for motorway driving so expect around 47mpg or 48mpg at 70mph - 80mph on the motorway. If can drop down to 60mph, 50mpg on the motorway is possible.

    In short: this is a fantastic car and Mitsubishi's best kept secret! If you want a roomy, economical and comfy car then the Colt is the car for you.

  • 1.3 Equippe Allshift 5dr

    Ian Thai Nguyen , Essex . Date: 08/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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 think this car is brilliant on motorways. It has a bit of vibration at the back when you're doing 82mph but you go to 100mph it goes brilliant on long runs, it would return 49mpg if you do 100mph on the motorway with a little bit of traffic.

    i had a few problems with the reversing gear 2 years after i brought it. It just kept showing "zero" on the speedometre whe i put it onto reverse. It usually hapens when you are parking on a steep hill or when you put it into reverse gear to early. After all i brangit to my dealer and they fixed that. They said that there was a electricity faulty with the electronic clutch.

  • 1.1 Equippe 5dr

    A Dubrey Date: 29/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    What I thought was a great little car: size, looks, equipment was ruined by extremely poor quality and reliability.

    Mine is a 2004 model with 20k miles and I have experienced: Broken fan belts, stiff gear changes and blowing exhausts (after 2 years and 10k miles), a broken glove box and now a BROKEN GEARBOX! Which at 20k miles and 7 months out of warranty is just RUBBISH and will cost £1600!!!!!!!!!!!! to replace. I heard of similar problems with other cars. My advice? - choose something else.

  • 1.1 Black 5dr

    Be n Date: 11/05/2008
    • 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

    The 1.1 engine in the Colt is slightly whiney although having said that it is pretty impressive and doesnt hang about. The interior is very bright and spacious and the rear legroom is really impressive offering more than many luxury estate cars! I truly believe that this is a little unknown gem - incomparable in quality, funness and value than its mass rivals - the fiesta, 207, clio, corsa, etc, and despite the side profile of the 5 door version looking a bit MPVish, I'm laughing when I see people in the competition who have paid more for lower quality, lower fun, and less impressive cars. A great buy which is much understated and unknown. I truly believe that if this had the badge the roads would be full of them.

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