The ownership experience has been good to date. The 6 speed non CVT auto together with the 2.3 turbo diesel provides good performance for its class. There is some mid range lag at times but the engine transmission combo is more than adequate.
It comes with loads of features as standard including heated seats, reverse camera, DAB radio, auto wipers and lights, electric drivers seats, folding side mirrors, proximity key.
I’ve tested the off road ability numerous times and been surprised how well the car has performed and would say it’s comparable to the S3 Subaru Forester I used to own. With greater ground clearance it would be a capable soft off roader.
The seats are a little cheap and would benefit from additional support and general overall quality. Space is generous for the size of the vehicle and it is a very easy car to drive with excellent all round vision including large side mirrors. I was planning on purchasing another forester, however the Subaru was going to be far more expensive with equivalent spec with a lot of standard ASX features being optional on the Subaru.
Fuel economy is excellent and have found myself at the pumps far less, saving both time and money. The dealer and customer service was good and Mitsubishi offered the 5 year warranty, road side assist and fixed price servicing with 15000 km / 12 month intervals.
I cant really fault the car for what it is , it does exactly what its designed to do and more for a reasonable price and high standard of reliability.