1993 Mitsubishi Colt Reviews

1993 Mitsubishi Colt GLi 1.3 from Romania

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired179549 kilometres
Most recent distance186799 kilometres

Summary:

Colt rulz!

Faults:

The distribution needs to be changed and it's really expensive, not the cable, but the guys from the service are charging about 150 euros for the work, without the distribution cable. But then again, they are charging about 50 euros for an oil change.

The drivers seat belt enclosure is broken, so I have to lock my seat belt in the passenger's place.

General Comments:

It's a pretty fast car, 1.3 engine and only 910kg. It's just great in the city, it's not that small, but it still makes its way through the crowd.

I think that it's a good car because it's the car I'm learning to drive on, and I had the chance to drive newer cars, and this one seems easier to drive, and in almost 7000 km I didn't have any engine issues, didn't have to repair anything.

Plus, when you have a classic like the Colt series, you make a pretty nice impression on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2009

1993 Mitsubishi Colt 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres

Summary:

A very reliable and nippy car more suited for city driving

Faults:

Nothing went wrong with the car in 15 months of ownership.

General Comments:

The car is small, but quick - excellent for city motoring.

The interior is not world class and the seats are somewhat uncomfortable if driving for long periods of time. Also only available as a 3 door.

The engine is extremely reliable - absolutely nothing went wrong with the car. Reliability is certainly Mitsubishi's strong point.

The revs drop slightly (about 500 revs) when the air conditioning is turned on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2004

1993 Mitsubishi Colt from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 kilometres
Most recent distance273000 kilometres
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

A great bargain!

Faults:

Replaced the alternator.

General Comments:

Extremely good value for the money, both in terms of few repairs, and very good gas mileage.

It handles very well in wet snow, allowing me to travel when other vehicles were stuck.

Not the fastest or strongest engine in its class, but very reliable. I've taken several long trips through mountains with almost no problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2003

1993 Mitsubishi Colt GLI 1.8 16v from Venezuela

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Manual
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 kilometres
Most recent distance115000 kilometres
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

Very nice car, not recommended for a family

Faults:

Gearbox was a pain when recently bought. I had to spend over $2,500 to repair it only two months after purchase.

Seats are not very comfortable and the trunk is not very big.

Driver's windows do not go up straight, needs a little hand help.

Revolutions per minute drop pretty much when the air conditioner turns on (like 500).

Valve rings and other 16 hydraulic spare parts (all the same) in engine that I don't know how to describe in english, were replaced at 100.000 Kms.

Here in Venezuela, spare parts are expensive.

General Comments:

Very fast car, goes from 0-100 kilometers in 8 seconds and it has performed a 210 kilometers high speed with the air conditioner on.

Very cheap in gasoline, 10 kilometers per liter.

Nice and cool air conditioner.

Very stable electric system.

Excellent grip in curves.

Barely no tire and brake wasting.

Very cute design, most attractive of its kind here in this country.

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

Review Date: 20th September, 2001

1993 Mitsubishi Colt GLXi 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carAudi Coupe

Summary:

Quick, cheap, practical little beastie

Faults:

Nothing really...

Electric windows are a bit on the crappy side, sometimes they need a little "wobble" to make them work.

And once it got some damp in the ignition. As I thought it was all electronic and far too complicated I took it to the Mitsubishi dealer who wiped it with a rag and charged me about a million quid. Leave the dealers well alone if you can.

General Comments:

This car has good looks (mine has nice alloys) and has decent performance and sharp handling to match. Performance per pound it's a winner.

Watch out as although you can throw it into corners ludicrously fast, when it does let go... bye!

It's good on petrol (40 mpg) and cheap to insure.

On the down side, the typical nasty grey Japanese interior lets it down and the seats are not as supportive as they should be for such a quick little car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2001

1993 Mitsubishi Colt GLXi 1.6 from Portugal

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 kilometres
Most recent distance132000 kilometres

Summary:

Buy it if you can!!

Faults:

The valves needed a fix. Also the windows are not very reliable. The elevators are very fragile.

General Comments:

Beautiful car. Very good motor. Very good to drive.

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

Review Date: 23rd June, 2001

1993 Mitsubishi Colt GLXi 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance73000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Metro

Summary:

Great looking, speedy car

Faults:

Nothing yet, my sister owned it for three years before me and had very little trouble either.

General Comments:

Very quick acceleration and a great looking car with tinted windows, electric everything and comfortable to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2001

1993 Mitsubishi Colt GLXi 1.6 16v from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance65000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett

Summary:

Good buy

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

It is a "speedy" car, outruns a BMW 316, only the top speed is just 190 km/h.

I prefer next the 1.8 GTI.

Take caution for the understeering effects of this car, it needs to be stabilized.

For the rest a good reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2001

1993 Mitsubishi Colt GLXi 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance47450 miles

Summary:

Good, reliable and robust car....

Faults:

Nothing serious, just that the fuel pump which is outside the fuel tank makes a lot of humming noise. The service engineers don't have an idea why it's so noisy.

General Comments:

The car's definitely reliable, but if it had more power it would have been better.

The steering is a bit tight. Can't take a full turn in short places.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2000

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 9 reviews