Mitsubishi Colt Review from Venezuela

1993 Mitsubishi Colt GLI 1.8 16v

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Manual
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 kilometres
Most recent distance115000 kilometres
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

Very nice car, not recommended for a family

Faults:

Gearbox was a pain when recently bought. I had to spend over $2,500 to repair it only two months after purchase.

Seats are not very comfortable and the trunk is not very big.

Driver's windows do not go up straight, needs a little hand help.

Revolutions per minute drop pretty much when the air conditioner turns on (like 500).

Valve rings and other 16 hydraulic spare parts (all the same) in engine that I don't know how to describe in english, were replaced at 100.000 Kms.

Here in Venezuela, spare parts are expensive.

General Comments:

Very fast car, goes from 0-100 kilometers in 8 seconds and it has performed a 210 kilometers high speed with the air conditioner on.

Very cheap in gasoline, 10 kilometers per liter.

Nice and cool air conditioner.

Very stable electric system.

Excellent grip in curves.

Barely no tire and brake wasting.

Very cute design, most attractive of its kind here in this country.

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

Review Date: 20th September, 2001

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review