Review: Mitsubishi Colt (1996 – 2004)


Good balance of pace and economy. Decent ride and handling. Solidly constructed and proving reliable.

Not much space inside, especially in the back. Only three doors, which limits practicality.

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24 January 2019

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Mitsubishi Colt (1996 – 2004): At A Glance

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What are your views on the AMT automatic gearbox in the 2007 Mitsubishi Colt?

We are looking for a small car for my mother, with the following characteristics: four or five doors as a baby seat needs loading and unloading, diesel as weekly trips up and down the motorway will be made so economy is important, and automatic due to slight arthritis. We've identified a 2007 Mitsubishi Colt with an AMT automatic gearbox, but we've heard a few mixed things about the reliability of this gearbox, so I'm interested in your views. Also, are there any other cars we should be considering for £5-8000?
I've had a few very good reviews of this combination, reaching 100,000 reliable miles. That doesn't mean they will all be okay. And, of course, it is an automated manual, not a true automatic.
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