1984 Mitsubishi Colt 1.4 from Australia and New Zealand


So worth investing in one of these


Just bought it. One owner before myself. Just got roadworthy done and needed bugger all. 4 new tyres. Brake fluid cap had a broken clip so replaced that and flushed the brake fluid because water was in the fluid.

The rocket cover gasket was leaking.

Rear bearings needed resetting.

Door seals needed fixing (had shrunk).

Wheel stud needed replacing.

One cylinder has lost a little compression but runs fine still. And the previous owner said it goes through oil a bit, but not over the top.

General Comments:

Paid $400 for this little banger and cost under $1000 to get roadworthy including 4 new tyres.

All in all cost $2000 including on road costs and couldn't be happier. Zips around town no worries; just slows going up hill on the highway a little. But the saving on fuel is the best.

Stoked I bought this!

Apparently it's a limited addition Colt 45. I don't know how limited these are in ways of numbers sold?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd August, 2018

25th Aug 2018, 10:41

Consumer Reports Canada named that the most reliable car in Canada for 1984. I am glad you're enjoying the little buzz box.

16th Sep 2018, 03:38

It was sold in the US as the Dodge Colt. Neat little cars. Very hard to find now. Terrible rust protection. I'd love to find a good one someday, but hardly any are left.

1984 Mitsubishi Colt RC 1.6 litre from Australia and New Zealand


Great car Vince colt will live forever


Well the door has no seals at all.

Wheel stud broke

Engine leaks oil

Burns oil

Rear brakes are shuddering - hand brakes.

Revs high in gears because of burnouts and hand brake turns.

General Comments:

The Colt is a beast. It doesn't matter what you do to the car, it never breaks. I've taken it 4wding over massive jumps through parks and yet it still runs fine and starts first go. Bought the car for 400$, and one year later it still runs fine.

One thing, it will struggle to go over 130 kmh, 145 kmh is pretty much max speed. 1st gear will pull 50km max, second 110km, and third 145 max.

The car is great on fuel when not driven very hard.

The hand brake is amazing - you can do great power slides.

Note the car won't do a burnout standstill unless it has a lot of oil on the road.

A lot of jumps over 2 metres high may break the CV joints.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2006

1st Aug 2006, 06:02

Vince, what an animal ^^

4th Aug 2006, 09:58

This car sounds like a masterpiece of engineering and mechanics. where can I get one!!

5th Aug 2006, 04:59

You should be able to find one on the side of most major Australian highways without rego plates or windows, wheels etc, that you could have for free, like this one will be soon enough.

18th Dec 2006, 15:51

Dude colts are the best car, I have a 1984 RC Colt 45 and man it rules, my colt has only done 66,000k's and it's the best car I have ever owned.

1984 Mitsubishi Colt GL 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand


Excellent for first car buyer or first manual driver


Passenger window jamming up, needs help when opening.

Window washer motor (front) leaking, had to replace.

Rear window washer blockage.

Electrical problems behind the dash.

Interior light only sometimes works as does in-dash clock.

General Comments:

Difficult to install central locking.

Over-all I am very happy with the car.

Handles excellently even without power steering.

Not much cabin space, although I found the seats to be quite comfortable.

Easy to re-spray.

Cute design.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2004

1984 Mitsubishi Colt 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand


Its the best rust on wheels ever


Car Battery has tended to go flat quite easily, but problem was eventually fixed with a new battery. Runs dry very quickly on oil. Car Boot door no longer stays up on its own (causing some very sore heads). Car seat covers required as seat become very sticky in heat.

General Comments:

Does some great rear wheel burn outs much to friends surprise.

Reads your mind.

Very Slow acceleration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2004

13th Nov 2004, 00:37

How could you do rear wheel burnouts, as it is a front wheel drive car???

1984 Mitsubishi Colt SE 1.4 leaded from Australia and New Zealand


A joy to drive


My breaks caused me trouble when the pads came loose.

Then 3 weeks late my transmission died and I had to buy a new one, which cost a lot of money.

General Comments:

I love my Colt she gets me everywhere, when she was off the road I was lost.

I would tell anyone to buy a Colt because they are a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2004

1984 Mitsubishi Colt GL 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand


It is cheap to run


Air does no work.

General Comments:

It is fast for a small car and handles quite good for a car with no power steering.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2003

1984 Mitsubishi Colt GL 2.0 leaded from Australia and New Zealand


It was a very powerful little car


When I got the car the only problem was a little bit of play in the steering.

The water pump has just recently packed up.

And the heater doesn't work.

General Comments:

It had a lot of grunt for a little car. It got to about 100km/h in around 9.5 seconds. It didn't take much to get the little front wheels spinning at all.

Lots of people call all Mitsubishi cars rubbish, but if you treat them right they'll be faithful.

It could of handled better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2003

12th Oct 2006, 08:11

I agree, if you treat a car correctly it ill treat you correctly which means taking good care and not HOONING around in them!!!