Mitsubishi Colt (2004 – 2008) Review

Mitsubishi Colt (2004 – 2008) At A Glance


+Well priced, roomy, versatile, a real 'little big car'. Good 1.1 petrol and 1.5 diesel engines.

-Lacklustre 1.3.

Insurance Groups are between 11–15
On average it achieves 94% of the official MPG figure

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Real MPG average for a Mitsubishi Colt (2004 – 2008)


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Average performance


Real MPG

39–63 mpg

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Mitsubishi Colt gearbox problem - any solution?

"My Mitsubishi Colt 1.5 diesel semi automatic has a problem. All appears normal when the engine is pulling but when decelerating on the overun, the transmission becomes quite jerky perhaps through about 1000 revs until the box then changes down. "
This was one of the most reliable robotised automated manuals, but at 11 years old it is way past the end of its design life and replacing the clutch and actuator will cost more than the car is worth. Sometimes, clever guys can reprogramme the actuator to take account of clutch wear and that can keep them going for longer.
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What failures can I expect in future?

"I have owned an 06 1.5 petrol Colt from 1 year old and it now has 50K on the clock. It has performed flawlessly. I am thinking of driving it for a further 30k miles and wondered what failures I can expect. I drive about 10K a year, mostly on dual carrigeways and usually journeys of over 10 miles. "
Not a lot of trouble. Chain cam engine, so no belt to change. All we have is here:
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Winter tyre speed limits

"Are winter tyres subject to any extra speed limits?"
Depends how they are marked. Some are. But I've legally done 130 on Pirelli Sotto Zeros.
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Small cars with removable rear seats

"My present car, a Mitsubishi Colt CZ3, has removable and slideable rear seats, as did my previous car, a Mercedes A Class. Can you please advise me of any new small/medium cars on the market that have this feature as I frequently have large objects to transport, but do not want to have a large car with increased fuel consumption and running costs. I would prefer petrol to diesel, a high driving position and a reliable marque. "
Nissan Note, KIA Venga, Hyuindai ix20, Renault Twingo,
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