Had this car for 6 years now and other than regular maintenance I have spent nothing on it! Laughing as I pass the gas pumps! Gets between 40-45 mpg on long highway trips. Went over the Rockies several times, a little slower than everyone else, but very sure. the ride is definitely "no-frills" but it's got so much else in its favor that you don't really care. Now have 210,000 miles and it doesnt show any signs of dying. I plan on keeping this car till it takes it last breath and then will look for another
All the storage space. Silky smooth shifting. So easy to park!Very easy to access engine for maintenance.
If only it could be made to be more comfortable! Make the interior less "tinny" and a wee bit more head room would be nice. Too much hard plastic and tin.
Only car I've ever owned. It's up to 198000 miles and still starts every morning (even in MN cold). Only reason I'm selling - need a 4-door with baby on the way. Replaced engine 1.5 years ago, spent alot less each year on repairs than I would have on a car payment. Some quirks that others might not like (body integrity-noisy at times)... but I've come to love! My husband - who really didn't like my car when we first met - is not talking about hotrodding it - or just using it as a winter driver.
Gas mileage - even at 12 years old - still getting close to 30 in the city. Love the hatch space, lots of space with seats folded down.
I wish they still made it! Especially the Dodge/Mitsubishi combination! Mine was the Canadian version - so things inside the hood were different (backwards) - some things hard to get at (air filter).
I bought this car 8 years ago with
almost 80k miles on it. I have since
put 90k miles on the car. Now, at 13
years old, 170k HARD miles, and a
accident, it has reached the end of
it's glorious life.
Very well put-together. With the very
nice shifting 4 speed manual
transmission, and the 90hp engine, it
got its slim 2200lbs going in a
hurry. I had this thing over 110mph
and it was still accelerating! The
hatchback with the seats down could
really carry a lot.
I write this as a memorial to a car
that lasted me through a lot of jobs
and women. Little Colt, you will be
missed. *sniff* *raises beer*