This next car comes as a tip from Dave in Tampa who writes: We all know the early Celica aped the Mustang’s styling as a tiny “pony” car – but what’s the closest you can get to a pony? A colt! I never noticed that these looked so good. Find this 1976 Dodge Colt offered […]
File this next car under the heading “beat the odds of survival by a large margin”…because I didn’t think there was a single example of the approx 500k Dodge Colts and Plymouth Champs built by Chrysler for the fourth generation of the Colt/Champ (1979-1984). These cars were NOT built for longevity, but many people swear […]
I’m not going to sit here and wax nostalgic about how awesome the Dodge/Plymouth Colt was because few people have fond memories of early 90s domestic econoboxes, but this was no domestic. The Plymouth Colt was a rebadge Mitsubishi Mirage, which I do have fond memories of tossing through corners and slamming through the gears […]
I continue to re-read the vintage Car and Driver article from July 1992 came across my desk the other day — it is this comparison article on 12 compact economy cars that pitted twelve sub $10k crapboxes against each other with an assortment of college kids deciding which car was the best and the worst. […]
This next car comes as a tip from Matt V who calls it “nicest 6th gen Plymouth Colt left in the world”…which isn’t saying much, but I have to admit that I’m intrigued by the idea of such a crummy car in such good shape. Because if you are going to buy a piece of […]
From 1971 through 1994 you could go to a Dodge dealer and purchase a brand new subcompact Japanese car in sedan/coupe/wagon/hatchback form. It was called the Colt and was a rebadged version of the Mitsubishi Galant/Lancer and later the Mirage, but today’s example comes from a time when the impending fuel crisis of the early 70s was making drivers look for something smaller than the typical huge V8 offered by the domestic brands. In the back of that Dodge showroom you could find something called the Colt that was powered by a 1.6 or 2.0 liter 4-banger and drive home without refilling twice on the way. Find this 1974 Dodge Colt Wagon offered for $8,500 in Mountain View, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
one weird family down the street with the Plymouth Colt. Their youngest kid got caught sniffing glue in the 5th grade and their older kid wore a trench coat when it was 100 degrees outside and both parents would stare at you like they’d never seen a human being before and their neural connection to the space hive was getting interrupted by a meteor shower — but that Colt was the strangest thing about the family. Who would drive such a strange combination of minivan-and-wagon, Japanese-and-American…what is it? Find this 1991 Plymouth Colt offered for $3100 in Huntington Beach, CA via craigslist.
The Dodge Colt was an imported Mitsubishi Mirage with a Dodge emblem and is either an interesting cheap classic if you never had to rely on one for daily driving use or a total pile of garbage if you needed drive one for many miles a day. The little pony is covered in TURBO stickers, but the “twin-stick” (it is a 4-speed gearbox with a 2-speed transfer case controlled by that dainty lever to the left of the stick) is either a neat trick to entertain your passengers or just something else to break…depending on how you feel about this kinda thing. Find this 1984 Dodge Colt GTS offered for $3950 in Elk Grove, CA via craigslist. Tip from Jason.
The Dodge Colt (technically an imported Mitsubishi Mirage with a Dodge emblem) is either a cool/interesting cheap classic if you never had to rely on one for daily driving use or a total pile of garbage if you needed drive one for many miles back in the day. Personally I have no idea if the […]
There you are, scrolling through craigslist with sleep still in your eyes and a cup of joe in hand, upon seeing a set of Welds on a frosty blue hardtop with louvers and a horsey badge, you may keep scrolling and think “yeah, just another Mustang someone has had their way with”. But alas no! […]