Mitsubishi Colt Review from Singapore

1995 Mitsubishi Colt GLXi 4G92

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4G92 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 kilometres
Most recent distance138000 kilometres

Summary:

Excellent Choice For A First Car

Faults:

There are a number of items that required some garage works:-

In-car lights not working - got it replaced by salesman.

Under-carriage bushings requires replacement.

Change of Brake Bumps - got a bigger one for better performance.

Rear Oil Seepage - rectified.

Radiator Leakage (Top) - changed to a new one.

Front Suspension Oil Leakage - got it changed.

General Comments:

Basic comments:-

Great car for starters with a budget looking for his/her new car. Zips around great in the city. Performance is good due to its lightweight despite only 90bhp or thereabouts.

The air-conditioning is very cold even at the minimal setting, that's great. Did 6-point grounding to the car for better overall performance.

Running on 14" sports rims with Yokohama Aspec DB tyres. Mine's a fuel guzzler, still trying out new measures to improve mileage for the car. It has a 40litre fuel tank. There is also a economy / power switch for the automatic transmission variant, I believe because it was then design for a sporty theme (good power to weight ratio)

Engine noise does filter into cabin and at high speeds, these are however very much at acceptable levels. It has front discs / rear drums combination which I think works well for the vehicle. Comes with Pioneer audio system for pleasing music play down the highway.

Pick-up is reasonable and faster if you floor the pedals and high-end performance is about 140km/h though the dials will indicate a max speed 240km/h. Dashboard colour is simple enough and easy to use, no awards there though, and is better compared to other 1.6 cc variants.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2002

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review