Mitsubishi Colt 1.3 Used for Sale Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
The Mitsubishi Colt is a good looking cheap overlooked used car bargin. Its quick sounds like a Porsche its Cleaver fun, good looking, funky, economical and good to drive. Reliable, great interior with glowing blue instruments and knobs, the Mirage adds contrasting burgandy seats, steering wheel and nice looking alloy wheels.
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Used Mitsubishi Colt Cars For Sale Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Like the Honda Jazz before it, the new Mitsubishi Colt and its sister car the SMART Forfour have brought a breath of fresh air to small hatchbacks. (More about the ventilation system later.) I first sat in the back of one for a rest at the Motor Show, and was amazed at the amount of room in there. It’s a proper, comfortable five-seater; a statement that cannot be said of cars like the new Audi A6, Volvo S60 and many other big motors with small interiors. On top of that it’s versatile. The rear bench is split 60/40 and each half slides, folds, tumbles and completely removes. With both sides out the car is transformed into a flat-floored van. The front seats are comfortable, too, with a height-adjustable steering wheel. The A pillar quarterlights effectively remove any blindspots. The dashboard is good to look at with plenty of useful cubbyholes. The plastics are all good quality. And at night it all lights up into a sort of transluscent glow. In the £8,995 1.1 Classic I drove the diminutive three-cylinder petrol engine has to work hard. But it’s a game little thing with enough torque to haul the car along at a decent pace yet, according to the standard-fit trip-computer, delivering 35 to 40mpg most of the time. It’s no sportscar, of course, and doesn’t pretend to be. The steering is light, without much feel. But it handles decently enough at normal sorts of speeds. It doesn’t irritate by being too sluggish in its responses. It’s better than average. The payback is excellent ride quality; something that noses it ahead of the best in class Honda Jazz. The ventilation system is excellent, which I was thankful for during the hottest days in England since June as there’s no aircon on the 1.1 Classic. The radio and single slot CD work well. The big mirrors give an excellent view behind both flanks. So, a no fault zone then? Well not quite. My car had a handling quirk. At serious speeds and with only a slight crosswind the steering lightened up so much it became completely feel-free. And the flexible bushes at the back gave a bit too much rear steer. So a tad too much steering input on a gentle motorway bend got the tail wagging. Though it won’t bother those who stick to 70, this could frighten a few speeding drivers into over-correcting, with dire consequences. So be warned.
Launch Special Colt Black has: Radio/CD, remote central locking, front power windows, plus safety equipment including driver and passenger airbags and ABS plus electronic brakeforce distribution and sporty-looking red seats as standard. Standard Classic equipment includes: ABS brakes with EBD; body coloured bumpers, door handles and wing mirrors; deadlocks; 15” alloy wheels; 4-speaker radio and single-slot CD player; high mounted third brakelight; immobiliser; ISOFIX child seat mountings; keyless antry and remote central locking; ‘Multi box’ storage console; one-touch electric front windows; power steering; reach-adjustable three-spoke steering wheel; internally adjustable door mirrors; 60/40 split rear bench, both sides remove, tumble, slide and recline; twin front airbags; space saver emergency wheel rather than Tyrefit. Equippe adds to Classic spec: Air conditioning; chromed exhaust (excluding 1.1); dust and pollen filter; electric front and rear windows; electric heated door mirrors; height adjustable driver’s seat; leather steering wheel and leather manual gearknob; 6-speaker radio and single-slot CD player. Elegance adds to Equippe spec: Leather seats; front fog lights; steering wheel audio controls; side airbags; under-seat storage tray; driver and passenger seatback pockets; navigation pre-wire. Sport adds to Equippe spec: 16” alloy wheels; sports pedals; front fog lights; red interior trim; red leather-clad steering wheel and gearknob; steering wheel audio controls; rear spoiler; silver combi-meter rings.