Design and Engineering

Design and Engineering

Good The Mitsubishi Colt tall 'one box' body design was very noteworthy back at this model's launch (similar to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class) but it is starting to date.
Not so good It launched in Australia waaaay back in September 2004, so is definitely no longer a spring chicken. A mid-life facelift usually arrives after three years, yet we're still waiting. Actually, by now Mitsubishi should have launched an all-new shaped Colt, yet we don't hear of one arriving anytime soon.
Interior and Styling

Interior and Styling

Good The Mitsubishi Colt features a 'monospace' design which equates to a roomy interior, where headroom is excellent in the front and good in the rear. The higher-than-average seat position ensures good outwards visibility and the adjustable rear seat ensures adequate legroom is always available.
Not so good Interior doesn’t feel as special as leading competitors; the front seat lacks side support when cornering; boot space is quite small.
Performance

Performance

Good The CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) moves smoothly between its ratio’s, nicely matching the engine speed. Performance wise the Mitsubishi Colt is about par against its competitors.
Not so good The engine is noisy at high speeds (doesn’t sound anything special either).
Ride and Handling

Ride and Handling

Good The suspension soaks up most bumps adequately, and whilst the ride is a little firm it does equate to be a Supermini that can go around corners with decent speed.
Not so good On rough surfaces the ride deteriorates and is nowhere near class-leading; the electric power steering doesn’t provide enough feedback about what is actually happening between the tyres and the road to instill high levels of driver confidence.
Buying and Owning

Buying and Owning

Good Mitsubishi offers a 1.5L engine, its very economical in both manual and CVT transmissions.
Not so good It is getting a bit old these days...