What used Mitsubishi ASX estate will I get for my budget?
If you’re comfortable buying an ASX with 100,000 miles or more, an early 2010 car can be found for just under £5000. £8000 will get you a 2013 or 2014 model with below average mileage and from a reputable dealer. A facelifted 2015 car is a bit more at £10,000, while a year old example with less than 10,000 miles should cost you about £15,000.
How much does it cost to run a Mitsubishi ASX estate?
Unfortunately, the Mitsubishi ASX isn’t as inexpensive to run as some of its small SUV rivals There’s only one petrol option and it doesn’t offer the economy of a downsized turbocharged unit, with an official NEDC figure of 47.1mpg and £140 tax.
The diesel engines aren’t much better. A 114bhp 1.8 has a figure of 56.5mpg and £140 road tax while the 147bhp version of the same engine drops down to 51.4mpg and cost £155 in tax. The four-wheel drive 2.2-litre diesel is even thirstier at 48.7mpg and £195 in yearly tax. If you want the lowest running costs, then you’ll need the 1.6-litre diesel that was added after the facelift because that has an official figure of 61.4mpg and only £30 tax.
Servicing costs will be higher than average due to lower mileage intervals between services. However, if your car is over three years old, you can take advantage of Mitsubishi’s Value and Value + servicing that still gives you a year’s worth of warranty on the parts installed while spreading the cost over monthly repayments.