1989 Mitsubishi Colt GTi 16v 1.6 from UK and Ireland
If you are considering a small hot hatch, don't ignore this little gem
Main problem was snapped cambelt at 80K, which led to £700 engine work (given the mileage and no service history with the car, I probably should have known better!).
No other major problems, although parts are expensive in the UK and often available only through a dealer.
Interior looked as new even after 100K.
Terrific fun car - great round corners and felt much faster than it was. I can't understand why these didn't sell better when new. My only gripe was no central locking, but I thought the car looked great. With hindsight, I would have gone for a newer 1.8 GTi (which replaced the 1.6) so I could have beaten the Golf and Peugeot GTis a bit more convincingly!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th March, 2001
11th Mar 2006, 15:37
Yes you should have known better about the cam belt, as they are supposed to be changed every 60,000 Miles!
Apparently someone else owned it back then, and you never checked to see if it had been done : (
6th Sep 2007, 16:02
Better than the 1.6 is the Colt Cyborg RS. I am sure you have heard of these and take it from em they kick ass!
I drive a VTi VTEC Honda Civic, and I got left for dead in the race against the Colt. (All I know is) I am on the lookout for one on sale!
8th Dec 2008, 19:46
The Cyborg RS is a different model of Colt to the year they're on about here. We're on about the C5 shape, the Cyborg RS was in the CJO shape and you can pick them up for around 3-4k, but there all imports as the Cyborg was never sold in the UK.