1989 Plymouth Colt Reviews

1989 Plymouth Colt E 1.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance87300 miles
Previous carPlymouth Colt

Summary:

The Best $8,200 I Ever Spent!

Faults:

It does seem to go through brakes, and I had my CV boots replaced, the dash has weather cracks, the seats have finally ripped this year, and some of the plastic molding on the outside has fallen off, and there is a little rusting behind the rear tires, the exhaust pipe union had rusted out and it sounded like a modified, but rather that getting new exhaust pipes (the rest of the pipe is great!) I cobbed it with my own union and clamps, it's holding up good (been a year!) other than that and tires, it has been great.

General Comments:

The car has been super, no major problems.

It has been a very reliable car for the $8,200 I bought it for new.

Other than being bored with it, this car has been awesome, I just wish it had air!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2003

25th Jul 2011, 20:52

My red 1989 Plymouth Colt E was purchased new. It now has reached 49,000 miles. My three children each loved taking their driving test with it, and after the last one graduated, I decided to use it as my go to the golf course car. It does have automatic and air conditioning. My wife wants me to sell it, but I think 'Where could I get a replacement?' I've had to retrofit the air conditioning, but otherwise no problems.

1989 Plymouth Colt DL 1.5 Gasoline from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance80500 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Unremarkable and cheap

Faults:

Mystery symptoms started appearing for about a month before it died in cloud of black smoke right at the (Mitsubishi) dealer service entrance. Diagnosis: bad ECU. Cost: US$500 and some change, parts, labor, diagnosis. Not horrible for this neck of the woods, I guess.

Nothing else is wrong with it, I am told.

General Comments:

Boring looking little car, especially with the caved in rear door, and unremarkable in every aspect of it's handling.

But it gets from point a to point b, and apart from that one problem so far, it's done so without complaint. It's comfortable, easy to drive, can cruise reliably at 80mph, and at least has acceleration enough for city driving.

Not as much fun as my last car (the 84 corolla was a blast on snow or gravel...there's not much of that around here, though) but it gets me where I want to go.

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

Review Date: 15th March, 2003

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews