2006 Mitsubishi Colt Plus 1.5 MiVec
I have never loved a car more than this one - and I've had many
I broke off the radio aerial by forgetting to unscrew it before going into the car wash (NZ$ 40 for a new one, yikes!).
And I blew the cigarette lighter fuse by trying to inflate an air mattress electrically the wrong way round.
So, none of the car's fault, really.
This is easily the best and the most likable car I've ever owned! If it disappeared on me, I would buy one exactly like it again.
Things I like about this car:
Tremendously comfortable front seats.
Wonderful CVT transmission.
I love the styling - what a quirky little thing!
At 100km/h, the car ticks over at barely 2000 rpm. That makes it a great, relaxed highway cruiser.
Fuel consumption is sensationally low - I get 5.6 L/ 100km regular fuel in everyday driving.
It's possible to sleep in the back of it - I've gone on holiday with it, sleeping on a mattress with the dimensions 190 x 90 cm in the back with the seats folded down. It was perfectly comfortable.
The boot is huge, and can be made even "huger" by folding down seats. I've picked up a tall fridge freezer with this car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th September, 2008
29th Sep 2008, 09:26
Thanks for the interesting review. I am also a proud owner of a colt plus for about 1 year. I mostly agree with the review but I would like to find out more about how you achieve 5.6L/KM. My best is 6.5L/KM, do you have any tips, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd May 2009, 02:47
I drive the same car in SGP since Sep 2006 and never did 5.6L/100km. My very best was 6.5L to a 100km. How did you do it?
Agree that this petite car can carry a huge things like a fridge. I did precisely that too.
Despite the relatively low fuel consumption, the cost of normal servicing parts (e.g oil/air filters/spark-plugs.brake-pads) are much higher compared to other same range models. Guess it attributes from the high JPY currency exchange rates in present times.
13th Jul 2009, 18:44
I just bought an '06 CVT Colt from my Dad, he drove it exclusively between the Gold Coast and Brisbane on the highway to work and back, and regularly got 5.6L/100km economy. So he covered about 450km a week, almost totally highway km. If you have a fair proportion of city (stop/start) driving you'll miss out on that economy.
24th Feb 2010, 03:35
Hi, you guys are very very lucky, I get approx 7~8L/100km with my Colt plus in city driving and mainly with the air con on...? Is it because I have the turbo Ralliart version???