"I have a 1.8L '93 Colt. 5 speed manual. High mileage, though it's never let me down. not once! It's now a rust bucket with leaky exhaust and non-functional windows but it just won't die. It's using quite a bit of oil but I can't kill it, no matter how long I drive it. I'm ready to get a newer car but it won't die...."
Pros: "good little car.good mpg. new windsh +Tires"
Cons: "AC not working well, runs rough, one pwr window ba"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"2nd owner - Had newer tires installed, various maintenance performed and new windshield. AC not working properly, one power window no longer working, runs rough at idle and leaks oil into spark plug tubes plus other unknown leak/s."
"My parents bought this car with 70k miles on it and let all my brothers drive it. I have been driving it for almost two years now and i am impressed at how well it still runs. The only thing i had to replace was the distributor coil. It has over 150k miles now."
"This is the most reliable car I have ever seen. From the burning hot valleys of California central valley to the arctic freeze blasts of Laramie, Wyoming, my Colt has never failed in 20 YEARS. After about 185,000 miles, it was leaking oil pretty bad due to weathered seals and gaskets, so I pulled the engine, and rebuilt it from the inside out (new pistons, rings, minimal bored the block, replaced the crank/cam bearings, milled the cylinder head, valve job, replaced the axles, wheel bearings, radiator, alternator, brakes and tires. Since then, I've racked up 20,000 miles in one year, doesn't leak a drop and I get 36.4 mpgs. I will never EVER get rid of this car. I even tinted the windows nice and dark so now I'm really stylin' LOL. Here comes another 200,000 miles ! ! ! ! : )"
"I have had this car since 1994 when I bought it with 19,000 miles. The engine has been great! The only thing I had to repair was an alternator after 200,000 miles (besides the normal upkeep). Living in WI has taken it's toll on the body though and I am retiring it for that reason. It is being donated to another colt owner (1992) or to rawhide boys ranch. I wish I could say I have had the same luck with my other vehicles. I'll miss you!"