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1988 Mitsubishi Starion vs. 2008 Mitsubishi Colt

To start off, 2008 Mitsubishi Colt is newer by 20 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 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1988 Mitsubishi Starion is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Mitsubishi Starion (102 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 7 more horse power than 2008 Mitsubishi Colt. (95 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1988 Mitsubishi Starion should accelerate faster than 2008 Mitsubishi Colt. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Mitsubishi Starion weights approximately 55 kg more than 2008 Mitsubishi Colt. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1988 Mitsubishi Starion is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Mitsubishi Colt, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2008 Mitsubishi Colt (210 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 46 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. (164 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2008 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 2008 Mitsubishi Colt
Make Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
Model Starion Colt
Year Released 1988 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1493 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 102 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 164 Nm 210 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1125 kg 1070 kg


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