1987 Mitsubishi Colt Review from Australia and New Zealand

1987 Mitsubishi Colt GL 1.6

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres


Excellent first car


The car didn't start when I got it, and I had to replace the ignition cables (not cheap)

Carpet on floor looked like rats had been knawing at it, nothing a few good floor mats couldn't fix.

General Comments:

It has to be the smallest car I have ever been in. The seats don't go back far enough at the rattles are so bad you can't even drown them out with the radio.

Performance wise it's not a bad little car. Good on petrol, wheels spin at random (e.g in the middle of a driving test) handles well though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2003

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review