Deal of the week: Mitsubishi Colt

Article Claire Holden
Feb 11, 2013
Mitsubishi Colt five-door 2009 front quarter

Mitsubishi is offering zero per cent VAT on its Colt supermini.

Mitsubishi's zero per cent VAT offer on its Colt supermini cuts the price of the 1.3-litre CZ2 five-door by £1,905, to £9,520. It comes with alloys and cruise control as standard. The offer also knocks £1,995 off the Colt CZ2 ClearTec, slashing the £11,725 price tag to £9,770.
 
The Colt, rival to the Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20 and Kia Rio, is well made, cleverly designed and, even before the current deal, excellent value for money. The 1.3-litre engine copes well with motorways and is fun to drive with precise steering and competent handling.
 
Privacy glass on the rear windscreen and body-coloured bumpers are standard, along with central locking, keyless entry, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and a radio/CD player with four speakers. It also comes with air-conditioning and front and rear electric windows, while a multi-info display makes the CZ2 is a fun and relaxing drive. The front cabin is spacious and affords a good view of the road ahead. The rear seats are also comfortable, airy and can comfortably seat three adults thanks to a low transmission tunnel. Ride comfort is good, even on poorly surfaced roads
 
The Colt is highly practical with five doors and a boot measuring just under 200 litres, and it scored a highly respectable four out of five stars on the Euro NCAP crash safety test. The car'sClear-Tec focuses on fuel economy and the Colt is capable of returning 56.5mpg, costs a reasonable £30 a year to tax and should be relatively cheap to insure, too.
 
For more info, go to www.mitsubishi.co.uk. To view the full Mitsubishi range, see the CarBuyer Mitsubishi reviews page.

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