Hi all, looking for a replacement for our 7 year old Grand Vitara. Love our car but the £285 tax and being a 2.0 petrol auto only get 23-24 mpg average is a bit of a strain on the pocket. The Asx 4 auto seems to tick most boxes with the level of kit our Vitara has, we have the X-EC model with keyless entry and keyless start etc. Panoramic sunroof sounds nice. Anyone with the 2.2 auto give me a real world mpg and is the DPF a real issue ?. Never had a diesel as a family car. Drive a L200 as a company vehicle and that claims 35mpg but I only get 26-27. Don't really want to change if I only get 30 or so mpg. The Asx seems good value, looked at a few 6 month old cars locally for around £21k. Read the "professional" reviews which score the Asx pretty low but the reviews on the GV are bad but has been a superb car (apart from tax and mpg) so take the reviews with a pinch of salt.
Its an interesting one about the reviews. They always seem biased against Mitsubishi. For instance they always comment on the poor interior which would not wear well, yet after 4 years my ASX interior looked like new, whilst the previous car, a Hyundai, was quite badly scratched and marked in places and the leather seats certainly looked their age. Steering? Never had a problem with this at all, handles well enough for me in all conditions, even strong side winds on motorways.
One or two seem to have problems with the DPF, personally I've never even noticed it.