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Mitsubishi Colt Buyers Guide

For car buyers who are working on a tight budget, the Mitsubishi Colt is one of the friendliest options in the supermini market. For a car of its kind, the Colt may also surprise because of its reasonable running costs. However, the initial price may be an indication of the kind of performance the Colt delivers. The Colt is a great quick solution for those who are in dire need of owning a personal car. But as a long-term investment it may prove otherwise.

Pros

The Colt is offered in many petrol engine variants, giving buyers multiple options to choose from. The three engines are a 1.1 litre at 74bhp, 1.3 at 93bhp and a turbocharged 1.5 at 147bhp for the Ralliart version. Cornering and traction are also adequate.

Buyers of the Colt will be happy to know that the car does not demand much for running costs and it has a decent emissions rate. In addition, the Colt enjoys an above average marking for reliability from the 2012 JD Power customer satisfaction survey.

Inside, the controls are laid out logically and are easy to find. Driver’s adjustment is minimal, but it can support height changes and is comfortable as well. Some standard safety equipment pieces include deadlocks, remote central locking, and immobiliser. Features are generous with MP3 connectivity, electric front windows and keyless entry.

Cons

The Colt does not have a diesel variant, forcing those who are more used to driving diesel to switch to petrol or look elsewhere. Meanwhile, the engine options may not offer power the same way as other superminis can. Body lean and suspension are also poor, and may give passengers an uncomfortable ride. Refinement is similarly disappointing, as engine noise is observable in the 1.3 and 1.5 variants, which is only intensified by wind noise.

Regarding its styling, the Colt may appear ordinary and unexciting alongside other superminis in the segment. The cabin also features plastics that look meagre. In addition, the Colt scores poorly in safety features, offering stability control and six airbags only in their Ralliart model. The least Colt buyers can get is passenger and driver front airbags.

Although the Colt has adequate room for its passengers, it fails to be competitive in terms of practicality. Other cars in the segment can provide more head and legroom than the Colt does. The boot is also disappointing; however, this can be augmented with the split-folding rear seat. The features may be enough to allow personalised Colts, but buyers must be ready to get higher trim levels to maximise the use of their vehicles.

The Colt may appear to have a lot of downsides than good, but it’s still an adequate option for those who are drawing on a budget. Colt buyers will soon enjoy the few great features that the car offers, especially its fuel economy and emissions. Buyers who are looking for their first cars can opt for the Colt because of its price. However, those who are looking for a long-term investment should weigh their options carefully.

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History of Mitsubishi Colt

                Mitsubishi Motors Corporation launched the Mitsubishi Colt, which is a new line of automobiles that began production in the year 1962. This nameplate has been the general name for several small cars which eventually began to develop and expand. Though originally sold in Japan, the model also began to be sold in places such as Europe and Australia to accommodate a wider market.

                In 1962 until 1971, the Colt was used in the Colt 600, which is a post-war passenger car with an air-cooled straight-two engine. In 1978, production of the Colt was once again started, and Mitsubishi produced a hatchback that has a front wheel drive layout. It is locally sold in Japan as the Mirage and was restricted in Europe and Australia. This mirage-based Colt remained in the market until 2002, which featured five generations.

                By the year 2002, the seventh generation Mitsubishi Colt or the Colt Z30 was released and was launched in Europe in 2004. This was a supermini that was designed by Olivier Boulay and Omer Halihodžić. This follows an FF layout and is available as a two door hardtop convertible, a three door hatchback, a five door hatchback, and a five door station wagon. This is assembled in several countries such as Japan, Italy, Taiwan, and the Netherlands. 

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