2008 Mitsubishi Colt Review

2008 Mitsubishi Colt CZ2 1.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.5 turbo diesel Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance29000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla


Avoid at all costs


AMT gearbox needs £700 repair after 29K miles, just outside the warranty.

Driver's seat height adjustment won't stay in the up position. It goes down over time.

Boot gets stuck closed.

General Comments:

Very economical on petrol, but very expensive on repair bills.

It's nippy around town, but a fault on the gearbox means it won't engage into reverse.

I contacted my local Mitsubishi dealer to ask for a good will gesture to help pay towards the £700 repair costs, but they only offered £30. I thought I was buying into a reputable and reliable brand, and I was wrong. I would stay clear of all Mitsubishi cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th May, 2012

Average review marks: 2.6 / 10, based on 1 review