Review: Mitsubishi Colt (2008 – 2013)

Rating:

Affordable to run, Ralliart version is great fun to drive, feels robust and reliable.

The ride is on the rough side, interior doesn't have the quality of a Ford Fiesta or Volkswagen Polo.

Recently Added To This Review

22 November 2013

Report of rear drum brakes seizing on due to lack of routine maintenance and adjustment. Cost £460 to rectify. Read more

25 February 2011 Juro Special Edition unveiled

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK announced the Colt Juro special edition model. The special edition is based on the current Colt CZ2 with the additions of a portable Garmin satellite navigation system... Read more

1 October 2008 Facelifted Colt launched at the Paris Motor Show

Facelift for 2009, first shown at Paris Motor Show October 2008, with same front as Lancer. At the back, a wrap-around and slimmer backlight, lower rear combination lamps, a new liftgate stamping and... Read more

Mitsubishi Colt (2008 – 2013): At A Glance

What does a Mitsubishi Colt (2008 – 2013) cost?

Real MPG average for a Mitsubishi Colt (2008 – 2013)

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Average performance

86%

Real MPG

32–57 mpg

MPGs submitted

108

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Could you suggest a small, comfortable car with wide-opening doors?

I need a small, easy to drive car for my parents. They have severe back problems and need soft suspension and, ideally, wide opening doors. If it was economical that would be better - but comfort is more important. Money is no object.
It struck me years ago that the Mitsubishi Colt three-door was very good in this respect, which you can see in the pictures here: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/mitsubishi/mitsubishi-colt-3-door-2005-road-test/ Others include the Ford B-Max because the whole side opens up, but needs to be on the smallest wheel size with deepest profile 185/60 R15 tyres: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/ford/ford-b-max-2012-road-test/
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