1992 Mitsubishi Colt Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1992 Mitsubishi Colt GTi 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carRenault 5

Summary:

Worth the odd expense for the overall cheap performance

Faults:

The exhaust was quite rusty and developed a few holes. Nobody was able to find the correct exhaust for the 1.8 GTi from 1992, even my trusty garage I always go to. Kwik Fit had to turn me away cos they couldn't get the parts! I've had a stainless steel exhaust fitted now, as it worked out cheaper and also gives it a bit more power.

General Comments:

The parts for this car are quite expensive, and can be difficult to get hold of for this model. On the plus side, the car is generally very reliable, so it's not too often that you have to spend money on it anyway.

Despite it's age, the interior is in almost perfect condition, it hasn't faded or worn. The seats are firm and solid, but very comfortable. My boyfriend is fairly tall and has back problems, but finds the car very comfortable to drive.

I also love the high engine note and boxy look to the car (old shape), which gives it that cool air of Japanese efficiency!

Also, it hasn't rusted yet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2003

1992 Mitsubishi Colt GLi 3door 1.3i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3i petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles

Summary:

Truly awful to drive, yet very reliable and cheap to run, very expensive parts

Faults:

The front disks needed replacing and couldn't get them anywhere that would fit. I had to go to Mitsubishi and paid £190 (ridiculous price).

Nothing else has gone wrong and many miles have been covered.

General Comments:

This car is very very reliable an quiet, but horrible to drive.

The driving position is terrible. we are both 5foot 6 and have to lean back to lower the visor. The seat is like new yet I get a bad back every time I drive more than 20 miles.

The power steering is var to strong and I get no feedback from the road surface so can't judge the grip till the last minute.

She is in showroom condition yet the handling is truly awful, no it isn't the tyres as I've tried Yokohama (not bad) Uniroyal (awful) Falcon (much better).

My girlfriend has spun in this car and she drives well and carefully.

This car is very reliable and cheap to run (45-50mpg), but insurance is quite high.

I would only recomend this car to people that want reliability with no capability from the car.

I can honestly say I've never hated driving a car as much as this one and I am used to older cheaper cars.

If she wasn't so reliable I would get rid tomorrow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2003

15th Aug 2004, 10:14

Have you all been driving the same car. Mine is an R reg colt and it's amazing, handling is perfect and the traction couldn't be better. Great cars for rallying. the best acceleration I've seen in a car!

27th Feb 2005, 11:08

I'd have to agree that above review is nothing like the Colt I drive. Great response, excellent handling and over all good car.

30th May 2007, 17:41

The plonk got the year wrong, his is the new 2000 colt, not the fun to drive 1992 one.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 7 reviews