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Mitsubishi Colt 1981

The 1981 Mitsubishi Colt range of configurations is currently priced from $820.

Mitsubishi Colt 1981 Q&As

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  • I have a 2004 Mitsubishi Colt Plus. Can you tell me if it has a cam belt or a chain?

    The 4A9 engine fitted to your Colt has a timing chain rather than a toothed, rubber timing belt. As such, the timing chain should be fine for the life of the car, provided the necessary servicing has been carried out.

    Interestingly, the Colt Plus was never officially sold in Australia by Mitsubishi, so your car must be a private import from, say, Japan or even New Zealand.

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  • Can I use E10 petrol in my 2006 Mitsubishi Colt?

    Yes you can. According to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry’s guide, all Australian-delivered Mitsubishis with fuel-injected petrol engines built after 1986 can use either E5 (five per cent ethanol) or E10 (10 per cent) safely. By using this fuel, you stand to reduce your tailpipe emissions a little, use a percentage of renewable fuel (ethanol is largely made from farmed crops) and you may even save a few dollars over a year as E10 ULP is often a little cheaper at the pump.


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  • Best first car options?

    Do not buy a Cruze, or buy a European brand. They will prove costly. It's best to go for the cars that are well proven over many years. The Lancer is a good one, but so too is the Toyota Yaris or Corolla, Suzuki Swift, Mazda2 or 3, or Mitsubishi Colt.

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  • Mitsubishi Colt engine light problem

    You've got no recourse to the dealer or to Mitsubishi, the car is seven years old, and the problem you've got is fixable and shouldn't be expensive. The most likely cause is a failed sensor or a wiring issue, it is most unlikely an issue with the transmission of the main ECU.

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Mitsubishi Colt 1981 Price and Specs

The Mitsubishi Colt 1981 is currently available from $820 for the Colt GLX up to $1,430 for the Colt GLX.

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Mitsubishi Colt Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GLX Hatchback 1.4L Leaded 3 SP AUTO $820 $1,430
GLX Hatchback 1.4L Leaded 4 SP MAN $820 $1,430
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Mitsubishi Colt 1981 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1981 Mitsubishi Colt are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1590mm x 1275mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mitsubishi Colt 1981 Dimensions  include 1275mm height, 1590mm width, 3895mm length.
Mitsubishi Colt Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
GLX Hatchback 1275x1590x3895 mm
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Mitsubishi Colt 1981 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1981 Mitsubishi Colt is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mitsubishi Colt currently offers fuel consumption from 6.8 to 7.5L/100km. The Mitsubishi Colt is available with the following fuel type: Leaded.

Mitsubishi Colt Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GLX Hatchback 1.4L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 6.8L/100km
GLX Hatchback 1.4L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 6.8L/100km
GLX Hatchback 1.4L,Leaded,3 SP AUTO 7.5L/100km
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Mitsubishi Colt 1981 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1981 Mitsubishi Colt will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Mitsubishi Colt spans from 13x4.5 inches.

Mitsubishi Colt Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
GLX Hatchback 13x4.5 inches 13x4.5 inches
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Mitsubishi Colt 1981 Towing capacity

The Mitsubishi Colt’s towing capacity ranges from 500kg to 600kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Mitsubishi Colt Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
GLX Hatchback 1.4L,Leaded,4 SP MAN 600kg
GLX Hatchback 1.4L,Leaded,3 SP AUTO 500kg
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