Having driven an Audi A2 for the past three years and six months, I decided it was time for a change.
I saw the adverts for the Colt on the TV and liked the look of it, so went to my local dealer for a test drive.
I was instantly taken by it handling and performance and the fact that I could buy a pre-registered CZ1 three-door car with only 34 miles on the clock for £6500 – which included a three-year service package, meaning it would cost me nothing to look after the car for the life of its warranty.
I picked up the car on March 31st and my first impressions were correct. The car came with a full tank of petrol, and after having it for just over a week, and having added 230 miles to the clock, I have only managed to use half a tank of petrol – which is fantastic for someone who drives a lot of miles a week.
The car is comfortable inside and lovely to drive. Everything is close at hand for the driver and the space is great.
Anyone who complains about the size of the boot wants to drive the Audi A2 which has to have the smallest boot in the world – and the back seats don’t move back to give you more room when you want/need it.
The dealer that sold it to me was excellent (Motor Wey in Putney) and they have followed up their sale to check all is well.
my unique march 06 black cz1 has alloys and a nice off centre silver stripe from front to back,all done by the dealer.got it for just under £5k with 11.5k miles on and aircon.Bargain!does mid 40's mpg mainly urban,tho had 53.4 on a run once.its not quick but for a 1.1 theres very suprising poke above 3.5k revs when good progress is needed and it pulls willingly to 6.5k if u want,tho only 5k is needed to keep it above 3.5k for the next gear.3 cyl engine sounds reassuringly japanese and warbly in the process.ride is a little crashy on our '3rd world' roads,tho fine on the better ones.space,quality etc good and it feels like it will never stop going.cruises at 70-80 easy and more if u want.handling seems pretty sharp too.agree it turns heads and is a rare sight.u gotta laf at the corsa,fiesta,yaris etc drivers.they can't have realised that superminis needn't be dull and common!
we bought the colt blue 6 months ago,fell in love with it instantly.it drives like a dream. we are a family of 3 so its all we need, loads of cabin space and pretty comfy on longer journeys too.I love the fact that we have only seen 2 colt blues since we bought ours and one of them was on the costa blanca. It has been much admired by friends "boy racer" sons to some elderly friends and relatives. all in all a fantastic little car which i hope to have for a long time.
Having just bought the car, I'm very impressed with it. In recent years I've owned a T reg Vectra 2.0 SRI, X & Y reg MR2 convertibles, Y reg Golf 1.8 GTI turbo, 52 reg Corolla T Sport & most recently a 307 2.0 XSI. Of these, even the MR2's, the Colt is the most fun to drive!
The plus points are how fun & quick it is to drive, the handling, the reliability record, the styling and cabin room.
The negative point, and I think there is only one, is the nasty interior plastics. Owners of smaller japanese cars like the Yaris may already be used to thin brittle cabin materials, but I'm not and it compromises what would otherwise be a truely outstanding car.
If Mitsubishi give the Colt a midlife makeover and bring the cabin quality up to the likes of the VW Polo or even the latest Corsa, then I'm likely to stick with Mitsubishi for a very long time.
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