2011 Mitsubishi ASX 2.0L petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

To coin the advertising phrase, "Love that car"

Faults:

Thankfully, nothing as yet.

General Comments:

Plenty of space for our 3 person family.

The interior is very roomy for the exterior size; I call it the Tardis.

The front seats could do with lumbar support, after a long drive (I'm talking a couple of hours). There is a bit of back stiffness for me, and I need a good stretch.

Bluetooth interface works really well with my phone. Fuel economy is outstanding for the size (I average 6.7L/100km through traffic to work and back). I got 700km out of 45L for a mixture of city and highway driving over the weekend. The tank has a capacity of 63 litres.

The automatic transmission takes a little getting used to. It is CVT, so it sounds like you have a slipping clutch if you need to put your foot down (and I seem to be expecting the downshift, which doesn't happen being a CVT), but apart from the sound, the car takes off really well.

A good tow car for our 4.5m fibreglass boat, which is 700kg.

There is a bit of thump from the rear suspension over deeply rutted roads when the car is empty apart from the driver. But I suspect the springs are a bit stiffer than your average family sedan.

A great car; not the most exciting to drive, but an honest, generally comfortable and effortless driving experience.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2013

2010 Mitsubishi ASX S13 2.0 petrol from Russia

Summary:

Very nice for the price

Faults:

There was transmission error. It turned out that rats bit some wiring. Dealer fixed it in a couple of days.

General Comments:

Nimble and smart compact SUV. Handles great, rides just fine on tarmac. Not the fastest ride, but has got above average acceleration.

Quite spacious forward and back. Looks sharp, I like it.

Dependable and stable on light offroad (sandy beach, snow, some mud ruts) - just don't forget to turn off the ESP and lock the 4WD for maximum traction. Use common sense, and this little baby will carry you far.

10L per 100 km in the city.

Perfect choice for a family with 1-2 children.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2012

2011 Mitsubishi ASX 1.8 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A comfortable, refined, small but spacious 4wd, with every conceivable extra

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

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