2000 Mitsubishi Colt Reviews

2000 Mitsubishi Colt GL 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carFiat Punto

Summary:

A diamond in the rough

Faults:

The drivers side central locking doesn't seem 2 open when I press the button, but when I drive the car for a minute or two then try it opens fine - STRANGE? other than that its been great.

General Comments:

The car is comfortable and reliable and is the ideal car for young lads like my self to modify.

I've put 17" wheels, lowering springs, tinted windows and an induction kit on it and I must say it looks really well and it handles like its on rails.

It's a nippy little car for a 1.3, its capable of about 111mph flat out not as good as the 1.6 doch version though, but all in all a great little car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2006

2000 Mitsubishi Colt 1.3 Resolution 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance19500 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

Not perfect, but very reliable and nice to drive

Faults:

No mechanical or electrical problems whatsoever.

This is a minor niggle, but when the car was purchased there were two wheeltrims missing. The dealer promised that they would order the other two straight away and that they would be fitted free of charge. We had to wait three months fro new wheel-trims. On phoning them we were told it was because the car was a special edition and that the wheel-trims had to be sourced from Japan as there were none in this country.

General Comments:

Dealer service could be better. Besides the episode mentioned above, twice when the Colt was taken in for a service we found tough-to-shift oily marks on the seats when it returned, so obviously they didn't insure the seats were protected with covers.

The Colt 1.3 engine is extremely reliable, but is rather noisy and unrefined, as well as being a bit sluggish.

The Colt has great handling, steering and gearbox, but has a very hard uncomfortable ride.

The seats aren't very comfortable and we find the Colt to be very cramped and claustrophobic inside, though the interior is well built. Same goes for outside: Very good build quality throughout, although the paint chips very easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2004

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews