1989 Dodge Colt E 1.5
Take care of your car and it will take care of you!
Dash board has become cracked after only 19 years...
Front seats tore after only 19 years...
Have had to do "Preventative Maintenance" for 19 years...
I just got this car from my father, who bought it brand new. My father is a big believer in taking care of your vehicles, and this car shows it works. After 19 years, the original engine and transmission still run great and still get almost 40 miles to the gallon. We've found that if you do regular oil changes, tune-ups and just generally take car of a car it should serve you well. Obviously, there are going to be cases where all the preventative maintenance in the world can't keep certain things from happening. However, we've never had any severe problems with this car at all. It still runs like a champ! I can't believe this car still runs as good as it does... especially with chrysler products being the POS's that they are. If you can find one that's been well taken care of, pick it up! You'll thank me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th July, 2008
23rd Jul 2008, 05:13
Your Colt was built by Mitsubishi (I think probably in Japan), not by Chrysler. They were just 're-badged' by Chrysler.
19th Nov 2009, 16:48
And I have always known Mitsubishi to be very reliable, so yes, if taken care of, the Colt will take care of you. Mine has 117,960 and still runs strong.
13th Jan 2010, 08:37
Mine has 1,174,000 km on it, and is starting to hurt. Takes a while to start, shift fork for 2nd gear in the 5 spd bent over the years. I think my slave cylinder is leaking in my clutch, and it's gotten rather gutless. Original engine, however once it starts to knock I will change it. Does great off-road though, for a compact car.
16th Feb 2012, 22:24
Mine is a 1989 model built in Japan by Mitsubishi. Bought it in 2005 when it had about 230500 km on the odometer. Today it has 320000 km, and is still going strong. Love it.