1982 Mitsubishi Colt Review from Australia and New Zealand

1982 Mitsubishi Colt GLX 1.4

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres


Good little reliable car for all ages


Air con gave out at around 45000 km's, replaced the fuse for it, but has consistently died on me. Quoted by a dealer at around $500-1000.

Seals on all doors have worn out, and now let a bit of air through, but not too much.

Fuel gauge has started to become inaccurate, going up and down, unable to make its mind up recently.

Boot door gas struts run out at 50000 km's.

Oil filter began to leak heavily, but replaced and is fine now, but car is very oil thirsty.

General Comments:

Good first car in my opinion, reliable most of the time, economical, inside cabin in very good condition with all upholsteryin top nick, and is also very roomy and comfortable all round.

Not the fastest car around, but a good suburban car as after 80 the old Saturn engine really makes some noise, feels like you're doing 10-20 km's faster than what you're really doing though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2007

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review