Used Mitsubishi Colt (2004 - 2013) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 29 Jan 2014
The Mitsubishi Colt is the Japanese firm’s riposte to the likes of the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Volkswagen Polo. A facelift in late 2008 took the Colt from its original and slightly anonymous appearance to something altogether more racy, with a strong hint of Mitsubishi’s Evo X about the front grille and headlights.

4 out of 5

Running costs

Mitsubishi Colt running costs aren’t huge. With economical engines and cheap insurance the Colt is a low cost car to own. Service intervals are pretty long and parts and servicing are reasonably priced too, so overall it's a good choice if you're on a budget. The ClearTec model, introduced in 2009, is cheap to tax thanks to low emissions and very economical too.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,007 - £1,375 *


£946 - £995 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 124p and diesel 127p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

12,000 miles.


Three years/unlimited miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £0.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Low Mitsubishi Colt emissions mean it’s fairly friendly to the environment. The ClearTec model is the greenest with 119g/km of CO2 and fuel economy of 56.5mpg.

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