Mitsubishi Colt CZT (05-08) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 03 Feb 2014
3
The high-performance version of the Colt appears to tick all the right boxes if you're after a small hot hatch. It has sporty looks, a turbocharged engine and affordable prices.

Mitsubishi Colt CZT (05-08)
Decent performance, buzzy turbocharged engine
Artificial steering feel, poor interior materials, doesn't feel special to drive

New price range:

£13,199

Used price range:

£1,252 - £3,846

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The high-performance version of the Colt appears to tick all the right boxes if you're after a small hot hatch. It has sporty looks, a turbocharged engine and affordable prices. The little 1.5-litre unit has 147bhp and delivers plenty of pace, but the CZT is let down by artificial steering and lacks driver involvement as a result. Like the standard Colt, it's practical while economy is good given the performance. But overall it lacks the fun factor found in cars like the Fiesta ST and Skoda Fabia vRS, both of which can be snapped up for similar money.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

2 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Its fuel efficiency... very good and also the leg space that is offered in the back seat.  

4 out of 5

Prashant Narekuli ,   29 May 2013    ... read more

 Its fuel efficiency is fantastic, I do a round trip for my work of about 70 miles a day I just never seem to fill it up!  

4 out of 5

Samantha Oates ,   22 Dec 2008    ... read more

 Superb boot space for a cabriolet. The material section in the leather seats is resistant to Fish and Chips. The Huge windscreen for parking in town. The Turbo for getting past ANYTHING that gets in...  

4 out of 5

Paul Ward ,   10 May 2008    ... read more

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