1998 Mitsubishi Colt Review from Australia and New Zealand

1998 Mitsubishi Colt 1.4

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carAudi TT

Summary:

Awesome little car!!!

Faults:

At 130,000km, the clutch had to be replaced.

At 70,000 and 150,000, brake pads and discs.

Seats are in a pretty bad nick from usual wear and tear. Definitely requires seat covers, as the original fabric is pretty ordinary.

A slight squeal in the steering wheel from plastic at the back of the wheel rubbing against the base; nothing serious, but slightly annoying.

General Comments:

Just an awesome little car.

Fantastic reliability, awesome handling for a small/cheap car.

The engine at low speeds is really responsive, and the low centre of gravity creates really nice handling. A bit of a weak front, tends to understeer in corners, but otherwise performance well above its price point.

Indestructible, just keeps on going.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2013

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review