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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.
  • 1.5 CZ Turbo 3dr

    John Schofield , Derbyshire . Date: 12/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    Good: Interior space - particularly the rear seat configuration. Read the manual and the memory function on the front seats doesn't work. Small oddments spaces but none of them are any use!Excellent engine and terrific performance. Now the bad: Poor forward and rear quarter vision. The led display is invisible if there is any sunlight. Large dash causes reflections in the windscreen. CZT comes with a cobra alarm. Overnight frost causes the driver's release lever to freeze; when you open the car the alarm sounds. Then I either scrabble to remember the code to tap in or pour lukewarm water over the outside of the door until it thaws. Three dealers unable to solve the problem; Mitsubishi refer me to the dealer, they can't find a fault on their equipment and won't pursue because Mitsubishi won't pay if there's no fault showing when they test. After 16000 miles a loud "graunging" noise from the front at low speeds.The dealer can't reproduce it so there's nothing to be done. Eventually someone hears the noise."Handbrake needs adjustment - £58 thanks!" The noise is still there. "Don't worry, it'll go after a few miles. Four weeks later and no change. I manage to get a mechanic in the car. Yes, definitely handbrake - bring it back." Later in the day I get a 'phone call - bad news, "sticking front callipers. New callipers, discs and pads - that'll be £500 before vat and fitting. and brakes aren't covered under the warranty! Despite the driving fun this car is going.

  • 1.1 CZ1 3dr

    Paul Spellman Date: 08/04/2008
    • 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

    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.

    Highly recommended…

  • 1.1 CZ1 3dr

    ashley gill , s.yorks . Date: 28/01/2008
    • 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

    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!

  • 1.1 CZ1 3dr

    lorraine christie , fife . Date: 27/01/2008
    • 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

    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.

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