Plymouth Colt
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Plymouth
Model: Colt
Plymouth Colt

The Plymouth Colt was sold along side the parallel Plymouth Champ and Dodge Colt from 1970 until 1994. These were subcompact cars sold by Dodge and Plymouth. Following the Colt's inevitable demise, all three were replaced by the Neon, which also had a very nice run in the marketplace. The Colt was a captive import from Mitsubishi Motors, and initially, was a twin of the Mitsubishi Galant. From 1979 on, the Dodge Colt and Plymouth Champ nameplates were applied to the front wheel drive Mitsubishi Mirage imports into North America. By 1989 another vehicle had joined the array of nameplates describing a Mitsubishi Mirage. The Eagle Summit was just another one in the bunch. The Dodge Colt name stuck around a little longer to describe the minivans and wagons. Yet, in 1994 even that came to an end. The Colt minivans were for a very brief time allowed the high status of taking over from the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager as Dodge/Plymouth's entry-level minivans. Before the minivan stage though, the Colt was a much cooler car. In fact, the last Colt Turbo was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1989. Not unlike the related Mirage, the Colt and other comparable vehicles were well loved in rallying. They became a very popular and useful car for this purpose both in the United States and abroad. The Colt even appeared in events through the 1970s and 1980s. The Colt was fairy famous after one was run to a third-place finish in the first ever Sno*Drift rally in 1973. Better yet, the Colt repeated the feat the following year, and amazingly again for a third time in 1982. The automotive industry is so much broader than the average driver is even aware. One person may look at a model and never imagine driving it anywhere, and yet another person can glance at a model and see a ton of possibility.

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