2009 Mitsubishi Colt Review from Australia and New Zealand

2009 Mitsubishi Colt LS 1.5

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired4790 miles
Most recent distance5500 miles
Previous carHolden Barina

Summary:

Good, but definitely not worth the new price

Faults:

Nothing - yet.

General Comments:

More comfortable than the Barina/Corsa.

Quieter than the Barina/Corsa.

Feels bigger than the Barina/Corsa.

Very basic bells and whistles. The retracting side mirrors are good. The privacy rear glass I guess is OK. Air conditioning, electric windows and central locking are now seen as basic necessities.

No boot light. Have to fiddle with the ignition key to get radio and windows. No display, thermometer or consumption. No ashtray, lighter or mag wheels.

But it pulls 2000 revs at 100 KPH, and is very quiet on asphalt roads. First tank gave 5.3 litres to 100 KM. The CVT is excellent.

Sadly Mitsubishi have made all but the basic warranty "non transferable". It's as if Mitsi don't have faith in their product.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th October, 2010

30th May 2011, 07:49

I think the basic warranty is transferable up to the first five years. The original owner has a 10 year warranty. I think this is fairly generous and shows faith in the product.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review