Plymouth Colt Vista Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1992 Plymouth Colt Vista 1.8 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 miles
Most recent distance177000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Ciera

Summary:

Versatile used automobile

Faults:

The transmission conked out at 170,000.

The wiper arm broke.

General Comments:

The vehicle was easy to drive and its vision from the drivers seat was great.

The cargo feature made it a versatile automobile.

The stereo cranked.

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

Review Date: 16th August, 2004

1992 Plymouth Colt Vista 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired126704 miles
Most recent distance177714 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Ciera

Summary:

All around good used car

Faults:

Windshield wiper arm broke.

Transmission went at 171326.

Tires.

Battery.

General Comments:

This car was fun and easy to drive.

Visibility was excellent from the front seat.

The back had good cargo space.

I put 50,000 miles on it in 2 years and beat it to the ground before it was run off the road.

The seating was comfy and stereo was nice.

What seemed like an inferior built vehicle ended up being reliable and did its job.

A versatile vehicle. That was bought for $2,000 and had around $1,000 spent for repairs.

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

Review Date: 14th August, 2004

1st Apr 2008, 20:10

I have one since new in 1992, now in 2008 has 76000 miles on it. Only thing that ever went bad was a seatbelt switch and the engine computer (put a 2003 ECM in it and disconnected the check engine light for state inspection). Still driving it as a vehicle I use at work (commute on a FLHR).

1988 Plymouth Colt Vista 2 L from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1994
Engine and transmission 2 L Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired118 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carDodge Colt

Summary:

Great design, but very poor engineering

Faults:

Too many things to mention...

Rear wheel bearings had to be replaced at 30,000 miles and again at 55,000.

Air conditioner constantly leaked water inside, on the front passenger's feet. Numerous trips to the dealer we unable to resolve this.

Transmission would jump out of 5th gear and into neutral at any random time. This first started around 40,000 miles, and required replacing a vacuum cannister to repair. Same problem occurred at 60,000 miles when I sold it.

Constant grinding noise from under the hood. Suspect it was a bad bearing on some belt-driven device (alternator? AC compressor?) but numerous trips to the dealer were unable to resolve it.

Constantly leaked oil.

General Comments:

A real disappointment of a car. It was very roomy and comfortable; the interior was large and the folding seats added great flexibility. With 4 wheel drive, it handled New England winters with ease. It was underpowered, but the trade-off for that was excellent mileage for a car that could carry 7 people. But it was a mechanical nightmare. It was in the shop for repairs way too often. With only 60,000 miles on it, my monthly repair bills were more than the cost of a new car, which is why I sold it.

I tried to trade it in when I bought my new car, but the dealer said the Colt Vistas had such a poor maintenance reputation that they no longer accepted them as trades.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th July, 2004

14th Jun 2009, 07:14

The only problem is the dash, I have had one for 21 year and the mechanic is easy.

1986 Plymouth Colt Vista 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Nice family vehicle

Faults:

We bought the car from a neighbor who didn't know anything about the car. It was overheating and would not stay running. Within two days of buying it the motor threw a rod. We replaced the motor, transmission, plugs, wires, distributer cap, catalytic converter, exhaust and muffler.

The front seats are worn pretty badly, so we bought seat covers.

General Comments:

This car handles very nicely, does well on curves as well as straight stretches.

The inside of the vehicle is very roomy and comfortable.

A very nice family car that gets very good gas mileage.

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

Review Date: 17th October, 2002

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 8 reviews