Used Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback 1996 - 2004 review

Category: Small car

Section: What is it like?

Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback (96 - 04)
  • Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback (96 - 04)
  • Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback (96 - 04)

What's the used Mitsubishi Colt hatchback like?

The Mitsubishi Colt is well made and it gets more kit than other similarly sized cars of the day. However, the fact that it's only available as a three-door limits its practicality. To make matters worse, the head- and legroom are tight in the back, and the boot is significantly smaller than some rivals', too.

It isn't a great car to drive, either. The lifeless steering ruins the handling, which is reasonable otherwise, and the gearchange feels too notchy. The ride can get really lumpy on some surfaces and neither engine is very punchy, or very refined.