2011 Mitsubishi ASX 1.8 turbo diesel
A comfortable, refined, small but spacious 4wd, with every conceivable extra
Very spacious and comfortable car in the front and the back. Good sized boot and load area.
Quiet and refined on the motorway and around town.
Very little body roll for a tall car. Excellent, slightly elevated driving position.
Good steering, excellent brakes.
Started with a 400 mile motorway journey, followed by normal roads, then lots of twisty narrow roads on the Hebrides and Scottish highlands. The ASX handled it all.
The 4wd got us out of trouble once with the driver's side wheels on tarmac and passenger side wheels in deep mud. In another incident, the traction control cut in and saved us from a slide in a heavy rainstorm, which had turned the road into a river.
10 miles per litre economy on the above trip.
Very well equipped, with every conceivable gizmo.
Rather poor backward and side view, but excellent rear camera.
Not as quick as my old Merc away from the lights, but plenty of mid range torque and acceleration. Very willing engine. Cruises quietly at 80. Speedo under reads by about 5mph over 70.
Keyless doors and ignition takes some getting used to.
Awesome Kenwood tuner / iPod / CD / DVD / Garmin sat nav / Bluetooth mobile phone interface, fantastic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th May, 2012