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1988 Mitsubishi Starion vs. 2007 Mitsubishi Colt

To start off, 2007 Mitsubishi Colt is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Mitsubishi Starion would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Mitsubishi Colt is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mitsubishi Colt (120 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. (102 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mitsubishi Colt should accelerate faster than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mitsubishi Colt weights approximately 325 kg more than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2007 Mitsubishi Colt (165 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 1 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. (164 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2007 Mitsubishi Colt will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion.

Compare all specifications:

1988 Mitsubishi Starion 2007 Mitsubishi Colt
Make Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
Model Starion Colt
Year Released 1988 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 102 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 164 Nm 165 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1125 kg 1450 kg


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