2007 Mitsubishi Colt Review from Australia and New Zealand

2007 Mitsubishi Colt ES 1.5

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous carHonda CR-V

Summary:

Practical cheap transport with a willing character

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

I bought this car to replace a 1997 Honda CR-V that was too big for our needs now, and have been very impressed.

The Colt is a simple car that does everything asked of it.

Pros:

Reliability.

Amazing fuel economy. I average low 5L/100km with normal city driving.

Spacious and practical.

With the 1.5 mivec engine, the Colt is surprisingly spritely when pushed.

Very well equipped - power windows/steering ABS front airbags.

Cheap as chips to buy used.

Cons:

Uncomfortable front seats.

Lifeless steering.

Unpleasant gear change - 5 speed manual.

Lots of road noise, but in fairness Australian roads are crap & I have cheapo dealer tyres.

Woeful stereo.

No rear parcel shelf/screen.

In summary, I am surprised, given the things I don't like about this car, at how much I like it. It has a willing" character" and goes about its business with no fuss. I think it is the basic nature of the car I like the most. It doesn't pretend to be anything else but reliable practical transport, which it is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2011

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review