What should I look for in a used Mitsubishi Colt hatchback?
Japanese manufacturers always lead the way when it comes to reliability, and Mitsubishi is no different. The firm always puts in a solid performance in our annual reliability surveys.
Unfortunately, we can't be all that explicit about the Colt itself. It wasn't a strong seller in its day, so there isn't a huge number of them around.
From what Warranty Direct can tell us, the Colt is generally quite reliable, but you should check that certain recall work has been done. Cars built before 2001 needed crankshaft work and some cars built between June and August of 1997 had brake problems.