1987 Dodge Colt Overview


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It's Old And Outdated Now But If You Drop A New 4g63t Engine Into, Expect Fun. by Dale
 — Well mine is Auto-tragic (AT transmission). It is a 2.0L 4 cyl. engine. A 3 speed transmission. It gets awesome gas mileage even at 21 years old. It's not a performance car so don't expect it. It's go... Read More
My Sixth Car by Marc
 — I purchased this car from a friend who damaged the front end in a collision. It was a great little city car. Great on gas and very reliable. Great visibility and with the hatch you can load it with... Read More
Don't Pay More Than $600 Bucks For One. by Shane
 — The car was great for egging in. There was lots of room in the back seat and a good amount of room for carrying luggage or whatever. However, the car was slow as it was ugly. Acceleration was probably... Read More

1987 Dodge Colt Overview

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1987 Dodge Colt

An economy subcompact sedan, family wagon, or sporty hatchback were the 1987 incarnations of the Dodge Colt, a budget starter car that was high on fuel efficiency and low on frills.

No major changes for the 1987 Dodge Colt.  Still on offering were a 2-door hatchback, 4-door sedan, or 4-door Vista Wagon.  A GTS hatchback and sedan were other options for those craving a little more kick to their commute.   Base engine was a 1.5-liter, 68-hp I4, while the wagon featured a 2.0-liter, 88-hp I4.  Four-speed manual came standard, with an optional 3-speed auto tran.  The GTS featured a 1.6-liter turbo and 5-speed manual transmission.  Inside, front bucket seats reclined, and the rear seats folded down for more cargo space.  There were few comfort features that came standard in the 1987 Colt.

The 1987 Colt got an amazing 32/37 mpg, and its light weight meant the GTS could provide quite an enjoyable blast.  The other engines felt a bit underpowered, especially when accelerating from a stop or trying to climb uphill.  But owners say once you got it up to speed, the Colt was incredibly energetic.  A large trunk was also a surprise.  Good reliability made this a great economical car choice, but some owners were disappointed by constant repairs and the aging interior materials.  The backseat was much too small for adults to sit comfortably, and the poor acceleration was another drawback.


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