Mitsubishi Colt Reviews from Greece

2005 Mitsubishi Colt Inform 5 door 1.3 petrol

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Would go for Toyota next time

Faults:

No mechanical problems with the car.

Passenger glove box broke within months of getting the car, and the dealer wanted 270 Euros(!!!) to replace it, claiming that I broke it (!!!), so it was not covered by guarantee.

Lots of noise from the interior.

General Comments:

Loads of interior space and removable rear seats like a mini MPV.

Great engine, but VERY noisy.

Thick front windscreen pillars hinder visibility when turning and exiting a junction.

Very quick and with very low fuel consumption. Decent road holding. Ride could be better.

Not terribly happy with the build quality; now that the car is almost 8 years old, it feels noisier than the 1988 Corolla it replaced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th January, 2013

2006 Mitsubishi Colt AMT Supreme 1.3

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired16 kilometres
Most recent distance219 kilometres
Previous carNissan Micra

Summary:

Excellent quality with good value

Faults:

Everything is perfect, nothing to complain about.

General Comments:

I believe this is the best small car of its time!

See below and you will find why.

I read all the reviews about Mitsubishi before buying it. I have to admit that I was expecting less car than it is. Everyone here complains about the noise in the small Mitsu, but I think they are not right. I had a Nissan Micra K12, the new Micra, before the Mitsu, and I have to say that that was a really noisy car.

The Colt has a very efficient transmission system, which is very easy to learn, and I have to admit that it is very good on the road.

If anybody asks me, I say, BUY IT NOW.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2006

2004 Mitsubishi Colt Inform Extra Pack AMT allshift 1.3

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance1000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 33

Summary:

Very Good

Faults:

No problems yet.

General Comments:

Very nice car. It feels like you drive a bigger car, you cannot possibly imagine it is 3.87 meters long.

Also it gives you the impression of being a well built car - made to last.

The engine gives enough power while the consumption is OK. Haven't test it with the air condition on yet.

It came with CD and 4 speakers - very nice indeed.

Best thing is the Allshift serial gearbox - with a cost of 800 extra euro, the easiest car to drive.

The only problem is the engine noise, which should be less.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2005

2004 Mitsubishi Colt inform extra pack 1.3 petrol

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance2500 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Saxo

Summary:

Not sure yet

Faults:

Very noisy. I am not sure if this is engine noise or exhaust noise. I personally like the noise (sounds like a sport car)

Thick windscreen pillars. Very Very annoying at left turns.

The rear view is also not very good you should always consider the side mirrors.

Suspension makes a bad noise on cracked roads. I will have to repair it very soon.

Some irritating crackles from the interior.

General Comments:

There is room for everyone in this car. AMAZING and is only 3.87m long-GREAT.

The handling is quite good.

The level of equipment is high even in the cheaper models.

Looks nice and solid from the inside and outside.

Excellent fuel economy.

I am not sure about the reliability of this car a lot of noises from the first 2 months.

Maybe everything is repaired in my next service.

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

Review Date: 16th December, 2004

22nd Feb 2005, 13:48

Bad noise from suspension must be a general problem for new colt. I had one in Turkey. I went to service and even though suspension is not a warranty part, regarding to a service announcment, they changed the suspesion tower immediately, sound disappeared.

4th Apr 2005, 08:41

Yes, I agree with the previous comment; I, too, had the same noise from the suspension in Istanbul, Turkey, and the service stopped it immediately.

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews