2007 Mitsubishi Colt Reviews

2007 Mitsubishi Colt ES 1.5 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous carHonda CR-V

Summary:

Practical cheap transport with a willing character

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

I bought this car to replace a 1997 Honda CR-V that was too big for our needs now, and have been very impressed.

The Colt is a simple car that does everything asked of it.

Pros:

Reliability.

Amazing fuel economy. I average low 5L/100km with normal city driving.

Spacious and practical.

With the 1.5 mivec engine, the Colt is surprisingly spritely when pushed.

Very well equipped - power windows/steering ABS front airbags.

Cheap as chips to buy used.

Cons:

Uncomfortable front seats.

Lifeless steering.

Unpleasant gear change - 5 speed manual.

Lots of road noise, but in fairness Australian roads are crap & I have cheapo dealer tyres.

Woeful stereo.

No rear parcel shelf/screen.

In summary, I am surprised, given the things I don't like about this car, at how much I like it. It has a willing" character" and goes about its business with no fuss. I think it is the basic nature of the car I like the most. It doesn't pretend to be anything else but reliable practical transport, which it is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2011

2007 Mitsubishi Colt CZ3 1.5 did from UK and Ireland

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 did Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres
Previous carSeat Leon

Summary:

Honest reliable motor

Faults:

One fault is tyre wear is pretty bad.

Second fault; the spring in the gearbox has gone, so now I can't find neutral.

General Comments:

The body panels are so easy to damage; for example I got a dent on the driver's side from another car swinging door. The dent is about 2 inches diameter. Cost to get repaired was about €800.

The car's manual (english only) is about 3 inches thick for such a small car.

The battery needs topping up with ionised water every 4 weeks.

Can get 47 miles per gallon

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2010

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews