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Best Car That I Have Ever Owned — 1973 Dodge Colt 1600 GS (Mitsubishi Colt galannt). Car came standard in South Africa with a 4 speed gearbox and 2 twin choke downdraft Niki carbs on the single overhead cam shaft Saturn 1600 motor. RPM redline only started at 7200 with the motor happily and easily reaching this with no hesitation through the first three gears. Very quick acceleration, good braking and very predictable handling. Car came std with 165 x 70 x 13 tyres on 13 inch steel rostyle rims. Very stylish and modern design for it's time with excellent build quality. Exceptionally comfortable black vinyl covered bucket type seats with built in headrests and adjustable lumbar support. New off the showroom floor the car cost R2875.00 with the SA Rand approximately one to one with the US Dollar in those days. I was so impressed withh this little car that in 1976 I purchased the new shaped 5 speed version which was also a great, fast, reliable, fun to drive motor car. Ever since 1979 I have been driving Mercedes Benz vehicles. Sedans, 2 door sports coupe and currently in 2010 still the ML SUV, but every day I still miss my little Dodge Colts which were withhout a doubt the best, most fun to drive and trouble free cars that I have had the privilage of owning.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Everything about these cars was great.

Cons: No problems whatsoever

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1973 Dodge Colt Review
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1973 Dodge Colt — I bought a 1973 colt brand new, 1/2 hour later the throttle stuck wide open in reverse! then the flywheel broke, then the brakes failed, then the flywheel broke again, it was a lemon, court order made Dodge take it back

Pros: good on gas

Cons: the one I had was a lemon, several brake downs in first 5k miles

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I Have A 1973 Dodge Colt With 26000 Original Miles!! — I have owned the Colt for many years and for it's day, it was very well constructed. It is simple to work on, but it is very hard to find NOS parts. When we drive our Colt, I am amazed at the number of people that come up for a look. They all love it. You can view my Colt at www.cardomain.com 1973 Dodge Colt.

Owner for 7 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:500

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Reviews From Other Years

1994 Dodge Colt Reviews

Dodge Colt By Patrick

Small car but does the job for the type of vehicule it is, really solid car, it rarely ever breaks (excelent mitsubishi mechanic). I still own it and even tough I'd feel like changing, I can't find th... Read More

Wow! This Is Something Else For A Cheap Entry Level Lil Car! By P.J.

awesome handling, accelerates like a shot, hangs onto the road like it's on rails, seats are comfortable too... Read More

1993 Dodge Colt Reviews

First Car By PK Kevin

This was my first car ever. It got 50 miles to the gallon but it was very plain inside. Everything was plastic. It had a small tear in the door panel that always drove me crazy. I drove too quickly... Read More

1992 Dodge Colt Reviews

1992 Dodge Colt Gl By jtolfree

The car is small so therefore it should be easy on gas. The car is also light weight so the insurance and registration should be fairly cheap. The cars also in great condition. It really benifits me b... Read More

1992 Dodge Colt By Chris

My first car which I bought with just 4000km on it. Fantastic on gas and was great on reliability until it hit the 200k mark when the cooling system, tranny, suspension and brakes gave out, then a bi... Read More

1991 Dodge Colt Reviews

If I Could Find Another I'd Buy It And Another As A Spare. By Clark_Hill

I bought the car new from a dealer in 1991 have now 433000 km on the clock. It has a two litre fuel injected engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. Its upright seating position huge green... Read More

Excellent For A Commuter , And Great All Around Prices By Spherris

I just bought mine but from what ive seen and heard they are very reliable and great $$$ savers on gas. Its quiet and has excellent space even room for a rack on top :) and affordable. Ty dodge please... Read More

1990 Dodge Colt Reviews

Commuting To Work Or Family Transportation By Jessie

its performance is good but not the best dew to lak of acceleration it has very good braking handling is like every other car for the build quality its just the things basics that it needed in repairs... Read More

Great Little Devil By LlaPI19

This car looks good. Has good gas millage, acceleration and is easy to work on. Hope to drive it until it falls apart has given us great service and still does. I have never had any regrets about own... Read More

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