1992 Dodge Colt 200 GT 1.5L from North America


It's been a reliable vehicle for city driving for nearly 20 years


* Battery needed replacement 3 times.

* Spark plugs have been replaced about 3 times.

* Alternator needed replacement.

* Distributor unit may need replacement soon.

* O2 sensor may need replacement.

* Oil pan gasket needs replacement due to oil leaks.

General Comments:

It has been reliable and dependable.

It never had air conditioning nor electric windows, so it can get uncomfortable during the summer time.

It is a basic car, nothing fancy.

It is relatively inexpensive and easy to maintain.

Parts are getting harder to come by, but are relatively cheap due to their availability from 3rd party sources.

I might be able to keep driving it for another 70 to 100,000 kilometers (40- to 60,000 miles). Possibly a bit more.

Overall, it did the job it was supposed to & met the expectations when I bought it.

It never me down except when the alternator needed replacement.

Best to keep a portable battery booster & set of basic tools handy with a car of this age.

Downsides - burns a lot of oil & carbon emissions are relatively high for vehicles from this year and compared with new car models. Oil leaks may be common.

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

Review Date: 3rd January, 2015

1992 Dodge Colt 200 E 1.5L from North America


It's my baby - I love it!


I have only had minor problems with the car - things you'd expect to go wrong by this mileage.

After running if for 6 months, I put a gas tank and sending unit in, shortly followed by a catalytic converter.

One day, while driving on the highway, I blew my radiator. This really was my fault - I'd know for quite a while that it needed replacing. Things heated up under the hood, and by the time I got pulled over the shoulder, there was oil everywhere in the engine compartment. We put a new radiator in her, and she's been running fine for nearly 8 months now - doesn't even burn a drop of oil.

General Comments:

I am a university student, and this is my first car. It has treated me great, and it is really cheap to run.

The car is still on the original engine and transmission, and it still will be for a while (knock on wood). However, there is a plastic piece in the shift linkage starting to wear badly. This makes it reluctant to shift into second on occasion. This really isn't a problem, as long as you double clutch it.

This car is surprisingly roomy inside and I love it. I am about 6'3, and drive it quite comfortably after a modification including the seat track and a couple pieces of 3/8" flat-bar.

It cruises along at highway speed (110 km/h) quite comfortably, for what it is. However, it still requires some pretty fast down shifting on steep hills. The 5 speed makes it surprisingly peppy around town.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2006

1992 Dodge Colt Base 1.5 from North America


Great value for money and fun


Engine blew, possibly because I let it overheat badly on two occasions.

Gearbox went on two occasions.

General Comments:

The Best value for money vehicle I have owned.

Good acceleration, great mileage, easy to park.

I owned this car for 8 years and a silly woman pulled out in front of me (on her cellular). Front end damage cost more than car.

I now have a Lexus but I miss this car. Its mileage was superb, handling good and it was relatively comfortable, even for a 6ft 3ins person

You can get one now (with gas crisis) for about $1000 and it is well worth it.

In fact I am looking for a 1992 base model again, at the right price.


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

Review Date: 29th October, 2004

1992 Dodge Colt Hatchback 1.5 from North America


Halfshaft replaced at 185,000.

General Comments:

Best combination of reliability, performance and economy that I have ever seen.

I have taken this car on several long trips and have averaged 41 mpg while cruising all day at 75!

This is the best performing economy car that I have ever seen, it has the power to merge into traffic quickly and climbs well in the mountains. It is fun to drive!

The Colt is a undervalued bargain for anyone looking for extremely, economical, reliable and fun transportation!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2004

1992 Dodge Colt Base 1.4 Liter from North America


A quick gas saver


Seats on the drivers side of the vehicle have been tearing.

Air Conditioning had to be replaced.

General Comments:

This car is a pretty quick vehicle.

I have gotten this car at speeds of up to 61 miles per hour at a 45 degree angle.

The car has a Mitsubishi engine which came standard, the car was made in Japan, but with a Dodge Colt body.

I have reached speeds of up to 120+ miles per hour in this car.

I don't have power steering so it is very hard to turn.

Vehicle doesn't lean too much when going at slow speeds.

A very light weight car, that's what makes this car faster than most cars.

The metal of the body is very light and very delicate, the doors are a little heavy because they are so big.

This car has a lot of engine noise and when driving on the inside it is very noisy.

I have had this car for over a year or so and I haven't had one problem with it. But then again it's only got 43,000 miles on it, pretty good for a 92'.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th September, 2002

27th Nov 2004, 15:23

I was wondering: when he was going 61 miles per hour at 45 degrees, was he using an altimeter?

4th Jul 2014, 23:56

Notice he didn't say uphill or down LOL.