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Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback (96 - 04) review

(1996 - 2004)
Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback (96 - 04)
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Which used Mitsubishi Colt hatchback should I buy?

Two engines are available, and the 74bhp 1.3 is the best bet. It's cheaper to run than the 89bhp 1.6 and not that much slower.

At launch, both came with GLX trim, and this is the best trim to look out for. With the 1.3 engine, that ran to power steering, central locking and a driver's airbag, whereas 1.6 versions added an electric sunroof and electric front windows. The 1.6 was also available in Mirage spec, with alloys and a passenger airbag.

In 1999, a new entry-level GL trim was introduced, along with a new GLS range-topper to replace the Mirage. The GLS has alloys, air-con and anti-lock brakes.

The trims changed again in 2001. The 1.3 Classic was now the entry-level car, and came with power steering and twin front airbags. Equippe models got air-con, while the 1.6 version also got anti-lock brakes. The new 1.6 Elegance range-topper added alloys.

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Which used Mitsubishi Colt hatchback should I buy?

Two engines are available, and the 74bhp 1.3 is the best bet. It's cheaper to run than the 89bhp 1.6 and not that much slower.

At launch, both came with GLX trim, and this is the best trim to look out for. With the 1.3 engine, that ran to power steering, central locking and a driver's airbag, whereas 1.6 versions added an electric sunroof and electric front windows. The 1.6 was also available in Mirage spec, with alloys and a passenger airbag.

In 1999, a new entry-level GL trim was introduced, along with a new GLS range-topper to replace the Mirage. The GLS has alloys, air-con and anti-lock brakes.

The trims changed again in 2001. The 1.3 Classic was now the entry-level car, and came with power steering and twin front airbags. Equippe models got air-con, while the 1.6 version also got anti-lock brakes. The new 1.6 Elegance range-topper added alloys.

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