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By Glen Waddington
04 January 2009 20:50
It doesn’t feel as though it’s been around that long, but four years have passed since Mitsubishi launched its wedgy baby, the Colt. So it’s had a fiddle. Nothing that looks too substantial, despite claims that the latest car shares only 35% of the old one’s bits. But you won’t fail to notice the Lancer-style nose.
Quite a lot, in fact. For what many manufacturers charge for a city car, you’re getting what used to be a full-size supermini (until all the newer ones grew). And it’s no stripped-out 850cc base model. Under that newly prominent snout is a 1332cc 16-valver, with a 94bhp peak power output. Inside are cruise control, air-con and electric windows and mirrors. And it rides on 16in alloys, which hide anti-lock brakes.
Well, as far as CAR Online can tell, there isn’t one. That said, don’t go expecting a Fiesta-style ultra-cool, omni-competent uber-mini.
There’s reasonable room inside, particularly in the front, which feels wide and tall. The dash won’t win any art council awards, but it’s sturdily built out of thick but hard-cast plastics. The driving position is a bit high and upright, but the seat itself is generous and trimmed in decent cloth. There’s even a swathe of leather on the steering wheel, which also plays home to the cruise control switches and audio remote.
Click 'Next' below to read more of our first drive of the new Mitsubishi Colt
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RE: Mitsubishi Colt 1.3 (2009) CAR review
Joe; yes, a Mini really is a BMW. Just like a Rolls-Royce.
09 January 2009 12:34
Ohh boy, it's nasty. When I'm looking at it I have reminiscence of late '80 - early '90 Mitsubishi mpv
08 January 2009 17:41
No becuase although its designed by my favourite designer(Frank Stephansen) it's not really a BMW is it. And if BMW were to put one of their deasil engines in miniture with Bangle styling and the really good aerodynamics and the other tech that make BMKW's so economical, it wouldn't be a MINI. It would be great. If you know what I mean.
06 January 2009 12:23
Joedodgy, do you mean, something like a MINI?
05 January 2009 14:18
I saw one the other day and you know what I liked it. But these lttle cars arnt exactly economical are they. A BMW can better them figures and it is alot quicker and heavier and bigger. Why don't BMW do a proper supermini and actaully do it well, put all their techa nd know how into it and show these other manufactures how its done. I'd have one.
05 January 2009 13:29
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