Convertible Colt

Convertible Colt

Mitsubishi doesn't sell the Colt in the United States, but it's big in Europe, and, in keeping with a new trend, this latest version gets a retractable hardtop. Designated the Colt CZC, this little car uses a 1.5-liter, double-overhead-cam turbocharged engine with Mitsubishi's MIVEC variable valve timing. That gets it from 0 to 62mph in 8.4 seconds and puts its top speed at 127mph. Those aren't supercar numbers, but they're very good for a car in this segment and a reason why Mitsubishi should consider adding the Colt to its U.S. lineup.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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