1997 Mitsubishi Colt Review

1997 Mitsubishi Colt GLX 1.6 SOHC from UK and Ireland

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance81500 miles
Previous carHonda Civic


Well nice


The windscreen wiper stalk went faulty.

The handbrake short link cable bolt snapped when it was being tightened.

Sometimes when it is cold, I have to open the door with the key, because it can get stuck, but everything else has been perfect.

General Comments:

Nice car to look at. has a factory fitted front splitter and sideskirts. It also has electric windows, sunroof, mirrors and central locking. Also has front foglight.

Have the car nearly a year now and it has been running perfect. Has never broke down on me, and it's very light on petrol, averaging 37-38 mpg. which is very good for a 1.6.

The only thing is I want a faster one now!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2007

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review