1990 Dodge Colt Reviews

1990 Dodge Colt 200E 1.5L unleaded from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.5L unleaded Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.3 / 10
Distance when acquired201000 kilometres
Most recent distance215000 kilometres

Summary:

One huge lemon, possibly the world's worst made car

Faults:

Well, where to start?

First was the brakes. Front and rear replaced. $600.

Then very closely after that the engine computer and the fuel pump went at the very same time. $1600.

Shortly after that, the timing belt went and stranded me on the side of a highway on my way to work. $350.

Finally the car's death after the rear main oil seal decided to give out and spew oil all over the #1 freeway. The seal was going to be $1000, and after how long the car ran before I could pull it over, who knows how much longer it would have run?

General Comments:

If I hadn't obtained this car for free, I would have pushed it into the river quite a while ago. Should have known better than to stray from the general (General Motors, never had a Chevy that didn't agree with me)

Don't ever buy one of these cars.

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

Review Date: 23rd October, 2007

24th Mar 2014, 14:25

You should have changed the timing belt at 200 000 km.

It's a Mitsubishi car built for Dodge. They are not that bad.

1990 Dodge Colt GT 1.5 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance225000 kilometres

Summary:

Fun car to drive, but stay away this will give you a head ache

Faults:

CV joints broke after 143,000.

Brakes every 20,000 kilometers.

Needed new ball joints at 16,000 (this is not cheap seeing they are 1 peace with the control arm)

Blew a cylinder wall from the third to four cylinder wall at 175,000 (the first of three engines)

General Comments:

This was a very fun car to drive once you put some real sized tires on it. Not the little tiny dough nuts that it comes with. After that change that car handled like glue to the road with its low center of gravity.

Exelent on gas (500 plus km's on 28 liters).

Blind spots are non existent. You can get a great view of anything around you.

Everyone I talked to had all the same problems that I came across. 200,000 kms was a treat for everyone as that's when they go all to hell.

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

Review Date: 3rd October, 2004

11th Apr 2005, 21:46

Interesting that your cars CV joints crapped out. Mine has over 326000 kms on it and only problems with it are rusted rocker panels and a sticky clutch. Right now I'm trying to fix it.

25th Apr 2007, 12:59

I have a 1900 GT 200 very good little car 60,000 miles but lately it has been getting harder to start does anyone have this problem need help.

1990 Dodge Colt 200 E 1.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired415000 kilometres
Most recent distance430000 kilometres

Summary:

A good car for a cheap price

Faults:

The engine leaks oil, but it always has, and isn't a big deal.

The spark plugs tend to dampen easily, which causes the car to bog down in wet weather.

The rear struts needed to be replaced, but after 415000 km, some fixing can be expected.

General Comments:

The car is quite peppy still, despite the heavy kilometers on it.

There is tons of space in the back when the seats are folded down.

My friends are always amazed when I show up at a party with 8 people packed into my car.

The fuel economy is outstanding for such an old, worn engine. It still beats the pants off of 90% of the vehicles out there!

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

Review Date: 25th November, 2002

1990 Dodge Colt 200 GT not sure from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission not sure Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 kilometres
Most recent distance147000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Fox

Summary:

Reliable, cheap and comfortable

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I am very proud of my little Dodge Colt 200 GT. It is very reliable and cheap.

No problems with the starting in the morning and it is not plugged. In the winter at -30 degrees here in Québec City in the province of Québec Canada.

I would recommend that little car to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2002

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 4 reviews