Mitsubishi Colt Cabriolet CZC 1.5 CZC1 road test report

1.5 CZC1

The Mitsubishi Colt CZC is an extremely appealing car and the turbo offers driving pleasure and excitement. Competitively priced with a very large boot when the roof is up.

Road Test Reports Says4 star rating
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Performance Performance - 4 stars

Excellent steering makes the CZC a sportier drive then the Peugeot 206 CC. The cornering is good and the visibility excellent. There are two petrol engines to choose from, the 107bhp 1.5-litre and a 147bhp 1.5-litre turbo. The turbo feels quick but then again the 1.5 is no slouch either.

Ride & Handling Ride & Handling - 4 stars

The CZC offers Sports suspension and allows the turbo to handle tidily while remaining relaxing and comfortable. With the roof down, there’s some body shake over bigger bumps.

Build Quality & Reliability Build Quality & Reliability - 4 stars

The reliability record of Mitsubishi is a good one and the CZC appears to be no exception. The cabin is well designed and solid, using the right materials for a car of this price.

Safety & Security Safety & Security - 4 stars

The Mitsubishi Colt CZC includes driver, passenger, side airbags and ABS anti-lock brakes as standard. Traction control, stability control and an alarm are standard with the turbo engine. The metal folding roof provides better security than the soft-top equivalent.

Space & Practicality Space & Practicality - 4 stars

The boot is big but practically disappears once the roof is down. Headroom is very good for a convertible and the broad, spacious cabin offers plenty of room for the occupants of the front seats. As with almost all cabriolets, the rear seats are useful for little more than stowing smaller items of luggage.

Ownership & Value Ownership & Value - 4 stars

Competitively priced and the fuel economy is good, even the turbo manages forty miles to the gallon. Residual values should be strong amongst the cabriolet-loving UK market. The tax brackets should be reasonably low thanks to CO2 emissions of 157g/km for the 1.5 and 168g/km for the turbo. The Mitsubishi Colt CZC is priced competitively within the cabriolet / roadster segment and the standard level of equipment is high. Fuel economy is good with the turbo managing forty miles to the gallon.

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