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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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84 reader reviews for Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback.
  • 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!

  • 1.1 CZ1 3dr

    michael cooper , west midlands . Date: 28/09/2007
    • 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

    just bought my colt cz1 at the start of september, and i love it. nippy, economical and great fun to drive round the city streets. for £7,100 i got a car with air con as an extra, three years pre paid servicing, ands as a special offer the dealer fitted fox 16inch alloys, which really set the catr of as the standard steel wheels look in my opinion too skinny. spicy red paintwork and shiny alloys this little mitsubishi certainly looks great and i am so happy i did not pay more money and buy , yaris, jazz, sirion,yrv, fiesta or corsa, anyone who does not try this car before buying one of tyhe more expensive others certainly needs to have their head tested.to top it of its a great car, good brand image yet rare

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