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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 CZT 3dr

    Michael Powis , . Date: 26/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 1.1 CZ1 5dr

    Liz Brown , Staffs . Date: 05/12/2007
    • 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 was looking for a funky, economical but roomy car and had been considering a used Vauxhall Meriva or Citroen Xara Picasso. However, even with a few miles on the clock, these didn't represent good value for money. I also found them just a tad 'School Run' and rather bland. My hubby suggested popping into the local Mitsubishi dealership to have a look around, which was where we happened upon a car we weren't familiar with - the Colt. I sat behind the wheel and was immediately taken with the space and the funky trim around the gear stick (although one minor gripe is that this does gather mank). I couldn't believe it when the lovely (and very un-pushy) salesman said it was pre-registered but had only 3 miles on the clock, and it could be ours for under £6500. A test drive was all it took for us to snap it up. I have recently been using a hired Fiesta while the Colt was being repaired after being driven into by a (probably jealous) woman, and believe me, I was delighted to get my lovely car back. All in all, a great value, fun, highly economical and spacious car. 100% recommended.

  • 1.5 DI-D CZ2 5dr

    Jo Squires Date: 20/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    On the day I took delivery of the Colt, I had difficulty starting it and had to contact the dealership. I was talked through the process of restarting the car {which was no different to my previous attempt} and was advised that I would 'get used to the trip tronic gear box'.

    Two weeks to the day after collecting my new car, it failed to start again, leaving me stranded in a car park. The attending mechanic found that the transmission had stuck in gear but it was showing as being in Neutral on the panel. I was advised to seek advice from the dealership.

    I was not prepared to accept the faulty vehicle and requested a full refund of my money, as is my statutory right under the Sale of Goods Act.

    Throughout my negotiations with the manufacturer and dealer I have resisted their many efforts to persuade me to accept the car back and 'try it'. I was told that the service department at the dealership had been unable to replicate the fault and offered reassurances that, if it did happen again, I could return it to them.

    I had no confidence in such reassurances and have subsequently been offered the opportunity to upgrade to a Lancer estate, which has a 'proper automatic' gearbox.

    I take delivery of the car next week - fingers crossed.

  • 1.1 CZ1 3dr

    Paul Walker Date: 09/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    paid 6300, getting 700 trade in for my old banger mot failure, haggling is worth it!

    About the car. If you want a superb handling car to rally around country lanes at the weekend, get yourself an original mini cooper! otherwise handling is good, brakes are excellent. the car feels bigger than my astra, the interior is huge, and not sacrificing boot space as you can move the back seats forward to make it bigger or simply fold the seats flat to offer van sized space. I have had fiestas, clios, 206's, polo's and corsa's over the last three years as company cars - this beats them all, the build quality is top notch for this size and it drives as smoothly as a mid range car on the motorway. just ran down from blackpool to salisbury on half a tank of petrol doing 70 all the way, so fuel economy is excellent, the engine is very quite in fifth gear and no more than lively when accelerating. The cabin is stylish, very roomy (Im 6ft 1 and hefty) and comes with a very good sound system, and lots of places to put things. Overall very stylish, knocks the spots off fiestas and is better built (japanese build quality remember) also quite exclusive, not many on uk roads!! the what car review is a bit out of date as it places it against much more expensive cars, remember this is a supermini!

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