Mitsubishi Colt Reviews from Netherlands

1996 Mitsubishi Colt GLXi 1.6

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired173000 kilometres
Most recent distance189000 kilometres

Summary:

Reliable, fun to drive bargain

Faults:

- Rear window sprayer doesn't work (not really important).

- Cigarette lighter doesn't stay in heat position.

- Part of left front suspension replaced (probably due to lowering springs).

-Right rear axle and wheel bearing replaced after crashing sideways into a curb (my fault).

General Comments:

Though not a very fast car in a straight line, it is nippy and has quite good handling. Made better by installing lowering springs and 15inch alloy wheels.

It's pretty comfortable and shifts really smoothly, easy to drive. Passenger space is good for people up front, but not in the backseat.

It looks nice and sporty, especially in icelle blue with some nice alloys. Most people don't know what car it is.

Cheap and fun to drive first car. But now looking for something faster, maybe a Colt GTi.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2008

1993 Mitsubishi Colt GLXi 1.6 16v

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance65000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett

Summary:

Good buy

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

It is a "speedy" car, outruns a BMW 316, only the top speed is just 190 km/h.

I prefer next the 1.8 GTI.

Take caution for the understeering effects of this car, it needs to be stabilized.

For the rest a good reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2001

1995 Mitsubishi Colt GLXi 1.6

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres

Summary:

Fast and reliable car

Faults:

Nothing, except my left brake light dies on me all the time, don't know why??

General Comments:

Great car, a lot of power (113 HP)and speed!!

Fantastic gearbox.. and very reliable.

A bit noisy, but very good acceleration at 70-80 miles per hour. Driving on the highway is a pleasure..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2000

28th Aug 2001, 02:31

It's the best car ever built. The Mitsubishi colt GLXI from 1995 has a good design and a lot of power. The 113 HP RULES the WORLD.

23rd May 2003, 00:21

Just bought an automatic 1996 1.6 GLX for long journeys when I'm travelling by myself (to supplement my beloved 3.0 litre Sigma estate -- also an automatic -- which guzzles more petrol than I care to think about ;-). What a superb small car: easy to drive; fairly economical, and with a very, very smooth gearchange!

1988 Mitsubishi Colt GLXi 1.5 petrol

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Nothing! I've owned the car for about 4 years, driving it for 150.000 km (about 94.000 miles). I only replaced the rear exhaust and the battery! (And some tires after 80.000km .....).

General Comments:

Excellent car. Powerful engine, with good economics. It always starts, the colder the better. Very comfortable seats, and nice extras. A bit noisy when driving above the 90 km/hour, but acceptable.

Never had any better or reliable car, and if Mitsubishi had a station (wagon) version of it I would buy it immediately.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 1999

31st Jan 2001, 03:43

I find the car good too.

8th Mar 2001, 02:04

I also own this car, and I have found that it runs great and is also economic on fuel.

13th Sep 2001, 03:55

The Australian 1988 colt is an icon.

3rd Nov 2002, 18:41

I had a Colt too, and drove it 100.000 km without any problem at all. (I bought it second hand at 70.000 km.) Never had a car so reliable as this Mitsubishi.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 4 reviews