1972 Dodge Colt wagon looks "a little like the crate it was shipped in"

By the early 70s a variety of Japanese cars had begun to hit the American shores, including the 1972 Dodge Colt wagon featured in this vintage Car and Track road test. While re-badging the Mitsubishi as a Dodge may have been an attempt to endear American car buyers to the small car, it certainly didn't work on Car and … » 5/07/11 9:00am 5/07/11 9:00am

LeMons Torture Test Results: Mitsubishi

We've been quite shocked by how utterly, horribly terrible Mitsubishis have been in the 24 Hours Of LeMons. Eclipse, 3000GT, Talon, Colt, whatever, it's spent more time in the pits than on the track. Won't someone find a reliable Starion and race it? We totally want to see a Starion take the overall win! » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

Project Car Hell, Non Compos Mentis Edition: Electric Colt or Citroën…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Today we've got a couple of cars with just one thing in common: insanity! » 4/12/09 4:00pm 4/12/09 4:00pm

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: Dodge Colt Turbo Bumper Car For $4500?

Ready to cast some Nice Price Or Crack Pipe » 11/13/08 8:00am 11/13/08 8:00am judgment this morning? 60% of you thought that the was way overpriced, in spite of that 351C/4-speed setup. Today we're going for something a little more affordable, in honor of the onrushing . Sometimes you see a car project and you have to wonder what the builder could…

Céline Dion Destroys Quebec In Her 1991 Dodge Colt

We're pretty sure that the woman driving the '87 Sundance up the Stade Olympique » 11/10/08 2:00pm 11/10/08 2:00pm in Montreal is Céline Dion- though all the YouTubers swear it's her- but this ad for the '91 Dodge Colt does appear to feature Quebec's most famous daughter. First she dances with some scurrilous-looking gents, then leaves a swath of…

PCH, Rebadged Japanese Turbo Edition: Chevrolet Sprint Turbo or Dodge…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 9/19/08 5:20pm 9/19/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Once we gave Germany a against PCH Superpower Italy, they pulled off the upset- that's right, the Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman (just barely) beat the Lamborghini Urraco in yesterday's ! But…

Mitsubishi Colt Is Mystery Machine Coming To Paris Motor Show

Remember that mysterious Mitsubishi » 9/19/08 1:30pm 9/19/08 1:30pm image we showed you earlier this week? Turns out it was the shaded visage of a restyled Mitsubishi Colt set to debut under the lights of the next month. The Colt never died in Europe like it did in the US, but the new version dumps the funky grille for the new Mitsubishi "angry-face" …

1978 Dodge Colt Station Wagon

It's been several months since the last time we saw a Colt down on Alameda's street, so I was happy to discover this '78 Colt wagon parked on the same block as the '66 Volvo Amazon. These rebadged Mitsubishis used to be just as common as Corollas, Chevettes, Pintos, or any other Malaise Era economy car. These days,… » 11/23/07 9:00am 11/23/07 9:00am

Hoon of the Day: I Am Coltholio!

In honor of yesterday's discovery of the autoarcheological find of the last half century — the Starionamino — as well as Mitsubishi's 25th anniversary in the U.S., we thought we'd share with you this Dodge Colt that's been converted to vaguely-Kubelwagenesque form. And then hooned. Hooned as sure as Bobby Kimball…

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SUPER SHIFT! 1979 Plymouth Champ on eBay


Sporting front-wheel drive and a sort of over-under transmission, we remember the Dodge Colt and Plymouth Champs as cars that defied their diminutive size with a measure of both performance and economy. A throw lever next to the standard shifter offered additional motoring flexibility by way of hi-low ratio for each… » 1/30/07 2:07pm 1/30/07 2:07pm

Mitsubishi Working up Electric Car for US Market

Rumors that Mitsubishi's been planning a foray into the electric car business have been on the lips of car watchers for months. Now, Automotive News reports the company will soon divulge plans to sell an EV subcompact, powered by a lithium-ion battery, in the US. Mitsu president Osamu "Sparks" Masuko says the car will be … » 10/09/06 10:20am 10/09/06 10:20am