1982 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

1982 Mitsubishi Mirage Colt GL 1.2 from Philippines

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired2200 kilometres
Most recent distance74550 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Mirage

Summary:

I love the car then, now and forever!

Faults:

IC regulator and rectifier were replaced with new ones only after 27 years!

The intake manifold was patch after water leaked.

Timing belt and belt tensioner replaced.

General Comments:

This car is very economical.

There is power when you need it.

For a compact Japanese car the cabin is spacious and seats are comfortable.

The engine is very quiet even at 100+kph speeds.

The interior is like brand new. Original upholstery and carpets. The dashboard is practically brand new!

The engine receives regular oil change every 3000kms with synthetic oil. Since 1982 the engine has never been brought down for overhaul!

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

Review Date: 10th March, 2009

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review