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Mitsubishi ASX ES 2WD Petrol CVT Auto $25,490 Driveaway @ Mitsubishi

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Basically being given away. New Car sales have been gone down now for over 12 months (recession anyone?)

Also comes with;

7 Year/150,000km warranty
2 Years free servicing
$1000 free accessories

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        I've never owned one, but have driven one. Can confirm the CVT gearbox is a dog.

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          Almost anything with CVT I’ve driven was really bad. Except a Subaru but that was most recent so newest one. Maybe they are improving them a bit but after my experiences I run when I hear CVT…

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        I have the MY13 ASX Aspire and have been really happy with it.

        The central locking went a few times and was replaced at no charge by dealer.
        Fuel economy is reasonable, obviously depends on how you drive.
        No issue with the gear box and merging, I find it pretty zippy -and you can use the paddles if you want to change gears.

        I have recommended it to a number of people.

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          You are probably one of the lucky ones. I heard from other people who own the car got similar issues.

    • +7 votes

      Base model lacks any modern safety features (Lane Departure, Active Cruise etc).

      Geez the general driving population has become lazy.

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        lazy =/= modern safety
        Everybody makes mistakes, it's then when this stuff (is supposed to) come in handy!

        • +2 votes

          True, but if people are making mistakes like not keeping in their lane and not keeping a safe distance from the car in front, modern driver training is severely lacking…

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            @smartazz104: Oh, I definitely agree with you there.
            For the most part, people are shocking drivers

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      Yes, I hate the way CVT can scream.

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        i spent the day designing a geared cvt(non belt driven).. preliminary results are good, it goes from 1:1 to 1:4 with a turn of a dial

  • +19 votes

    Makes no sense buying this as a "new" car (or most new cars in general) considering how long its been the same car. Mitsubishi are terrible for doing that - look at the lancer, 10 years with no upgrades. Might as well buy one a few years old, and you'd save more than you'll get in free servicing and warranty claims.

    • +2 votes

      Agreed, they're just selling the same 10yrs old car with the same 10yrs old tech. Mitsubishi is the [email protected] of all Japanese car.

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        Don't fix what's not broken. Though they should add some easy tech upgrades and facelift a bit.

    • +5 votes

      But… they're basically just giving this away! /s

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        I think the OPs definition of 'being given away' is fairly different to mine.

        ;)

    • +1 vote

      look at the lancer, 10 years with no upgrades

      To be fair the rally version of the Lancer is basically easier to drive sideways than in a straight line. I mean that in a good way :D

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        blast from the past! Had to look up when Mitsu were last in the WRC - 2006!!

    • +1 vote

      In all fairness, the CE Lancer was virtually indestructible, so no wonder they didn't change it. Had mates who bored theirs out to convert for rally. Mine lasted 17 years until I gave it away to charity

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        I'm still driving mine daily, 21 years old and still going strong. Saying that though I am looking to buy an xtrail or crv as putting a baby in the back of a ce coupe is not at all fun.

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          Lancer was the go to car when you were younger and now you have kids…. Time for SUV

  • +1 vote

    Ex demo Ford Ecosport Titanium (top of the range) can be had for 25k drive away, maybe even less with haggling: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Ford-EcoSport-2018/...

    • +2 votes

      Ecosports depreciate like crazy, just fyi

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        You think the Mitsu will be worth anything in 3-4 more years? No. Most people buying an "SUV" with depreciation in mind are kidding themselves.

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          Didn't say it wouldn't, but as a recommendation it's not a very good one

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      One is made in India and the other in 1st world Japan.

      Which would you take?

      • +1 vote

        Fair point but like others have said, ASX is a very old design, almost 10 years without much change. I have driven both and the Ecosport is a much nicer drive. That 1.0 Ecoboost engine won "engine of the year" about 4 years straight and it is a cracker.
        Worth giving people some ideas to compare other cars so they don't just blindly chose ASX without seeing what else is out there.

        • +1 vote

          1.0 ecoboost on ford fiesta is good

          but not sure about 1.0 ecoboost on SUV

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            @phunkydude: It is still good as that 1.0Ecoboost motor has very good torque at low RPM. Drives way better than ASX, go try one and you will see for yourself.

      • +1 vote

        One is made in India today, one was made in Japan 10 years ago and they're still trying to flog it off.

    • +3 votes

      The Ecosport is a dreadful car

      • +1 vote

        Agree about the earlier versions, but the latest one with the 1.0 Ecoboost engine is much improved. Many positive reviews on YouTube back this up.

        • +2 votes

          The rest of it is still a nasty thing, and that swing out rear door like an old RAV is often inconvenient.

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    Had a rental one of these for a couple of weeks. Auto not CVT. Can't say id ever buy it new, espessially not CVT. about 10L/100km around town so pretty hungry for what it is. My 2013 Suzuki is miles ahead in quality feel and driver enjoyment plus its cheaper on fuel.

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    Car sales might be down but Mitsubishi, as they offer value are up
    https://www.caradvice.com.au/742648/vfacts-lowest-march-sale...

    • +1 vote

      as they offer value

      Correction - As they scalp prices on everything. They're the Holden of the Japanese world lol

      Lancer, ASX and Outlander are old, dated models

      • +1 vote

        Lol you switch your jobs/Brands and switch your words.its ok to leave your professional choice in OzBargain :P

        • -1 vote

          Spackbace on 04/04/2019 - 08:05
          I'm an old mits boy at heart lol

          Yet I still know how to identify a tired, boring design.

          Mitsubishi didn't change a thing during the GFC, they rode it out and now they can't afford to make changes.

          No more Evo (they can't justify the r&d spend that they don't have), scrapped small cars completely (not that anyone was buying the Colt), and have kept old models going with very minor redesigns (Lancer, ASX, Outland, Pajero). Only new Triton and Pajero Sport reflect any sort of new design by the company.

          No Android Auto or Car Play in 2019

          Blah. No hybrid or EV in many other manufacturers either, yet Toyota is behind on tech? Lol pull the other one.

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            @spackbace: Toyota sales declines 8.4% whereas Mits grew 15%, you will feel the pressure soon. Dont just eat your words for then a Mazda or Nissan next when you start working there.

            Toyota is just the next Nokia, as soon as you accept that, it will be good for you :)

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              @regenade: ~16,000 vehicles sold/month vs ~8,000 sold/month for the year

              Yeah, cry me a river about Mitsubishi lol

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            @spackbace:

            Mitsubishi didn't change a thing during the GFC, they rode it out and now they can't afford to make changes.

            Where is all the money going?

            • -2 votes

              @Diji1:

              Where is all the money going?

              Liberal/Labour? ;)

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              @Diji1: Mitsubishi Australia was one of the few profitable territories around the gfc but they racked up huge debts during the gfc in other territories. So to recover mitsubishi stopped major R&D and focused on making minor improvements to popular products. About 2~3 years ago they were purchased by the reno Nissan alliance. So entirely new models that they have in pipeline now will likely be based off a Nissan or reno platform.

          • +5 votes

            @spackbace:

            Only new Triton and Pajero Sport reflect any sort of new design by the company

            Going by the ugly tail lights of the Pajero Sport, I think it's going downhill lol

  • +11 votes

    Can I play the devil's advocate here and suggest that maybe a model that hasn't changed much in 10 years isn't necessarily a bad thing?

    Which car is likely to be more reliable? One which has remained largely unchanged over 10 years, with minor refinements, or a completely new design with new features that haven't had a decade of on-road testing and feedback?

    Of course an ASX or Lancer made in the last few years won't have a lot of tech, but if all you're after is a solid, no-frills reliable car, I can't see any issues.

    • +1 vote

      You could say that, but you’re wrong. This car is a piece of crap. It’s designed to appeal to morons who think they are getting an SUV for cheap, but instead they are getting a dated, slow, hatchback on stilts.

      But only morons would consider a front wheel drive ‘suv’ in the first place, so there’s definitely a place in the market for cars like this.

      • +3 votes

        I was more posting this for the crowd here who seem to think that old design = instantly terrible. I can't say I've ever looked into the ASX and it might well be a fairly shoddy purchase, but I have owned a '17 plated Lancer for the past two years and it's been flawless the entire time (albeit a little dated tech-wise).

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          Alfa Romeo/Fiat had the 147/Punto selling around the world well and truly after the replacement model came out, was definitely not reliable.

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            @foolsgold: At least with those models, the reliability issues were well-documented and available to anyone who put in some research. You might be a fool to buy one of those, but not for something like a Lancer with a much cleaner track record.

      • +3 votes

        Depends on your needs. The average city/suburban driver would find it to be exactly what they need.
        Not everyone needs a giant belching Kakadu Kev town tractor with a "snorkel" :-) :-)

        • -6 votes

          If they want a hatchback they should buy a Golf. Not a price of crap like this Mitsu.

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            @Burnertoasty: Yes the Golf, the paradigm of reliability.

            • -1 vote

              @SupeNintendoChalmers: No, the gold standard in the segment. It’s funny how people get hung up on associations. The Golf has a few bad years about a decade ago where the 7 speed dry clutch was unreliable, but that has been remedied, and the car is easily the best in class. People are still hung up on something that happened a decade ago. Just like how people are obsessed with Jeeps being unreliable, when it was largely limited to the Fiat based models and poor quality control on the Grand Cherokee line in 2015, which again has been remedied.

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                @Burnertoasty:

                best in class

                LOL

                Best in class according to journalists who have this weird obsession with soft dashboards lol.

                Agree that Golf is a great car when new, and this is ONLY when journos drive the cars.

                After a few years things start breaking down, for example, my mates 2011 Golf TSFI dumped its guts at around 40,000km. VW wanted nothing to do with him. Another drove a 12 Jetta, DSG failed after only 50,000-60,000Km- thankfully he got it remedied after legal action.

                Lastly, an acquaintance of mine purchased a 2017 Golf. Literally 10,000Kms later the DSG failed on him, VW promptly replaced it and now he's paranoid about it failing again.

                Did I mention every single one of these cars had rattles in the dash and where the drivers seatbelt pulley system is?

                • -1 vote

                  @SupeNintendoChalmers: So basically you’re talking about the exact problems I mentioned. Anecdotal evidence is always the best.

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                    @Burnertoasty: They are still having issues with DSG. Surprised they still persevere- even Ford has ditched its PowerShift DSG in favour of a conventional auto, surprised Hyundai is using them.

                    Also they massively suck in city traffic and taking off from an uphill position.

      • +1 vote

        Just because you didn't agree with people doesn't make people a moron, more likely those who make comments without justification (was going to make an analogy with xample about old vs new re some recent disasters but refrained myself out of respect for the victims).

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          says a lot about his level of maturity, doesn't consider people who prefer or need high-riding vehicles, like pensioners, parents with small children, etc.

    • +4 votes

      I was going to say exactly that. Being 10 years old means parts will be plentiful and people recognise the name enough to be an easy second hand seller.

      It's not like the old combustion engine was invented yesterday. Slightly higher fuel costs is offset by cheap costs elsewhere.

      Those suggesting to get second hand miss the point too. If you were going to buy a car to last you the next 10 years this will be it, just like all those 10 year old second hand examples still going and proven.

  • +8 votes

    I wish the people that only post on here just to bag a car would have the guts to name something better for the same price… so we can have a laugh.

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      True. When i bought mine in 2013 there was nothing near the same price for what I got. Nissan and Mazda would not budge on price. Subaru was way overpriced. Mitsubishi was the only one willing to haggle down a lot. I went to Kia, Hyundai and Honda as well - they were over the 30k mark. I thought I got an OK deal because when i went to insure it, the market price for ASX Aspire was 36,000, and i paid 28,000.

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      I would look at the Suzuki Vitara over this.. $22k
      They are pretty cheap and reliable

      https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Suzuki-Vitara-2018/...

  • +2 votes

    Outlander owner here, I confirm reports that ASX has no soul. I drove a new one while getting my car serviced. Lack of power really got to me.

    • +3 votes

      confirm reports that ASX has no soul.

      That's what happens when you name a car after a stock exchange index.

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      Just a tip: a car is an object obviously it has no soul.

  • +1 vote

    how is this car compare to nissan Xtrail base model?

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      Nissan is a higher quality car, and larger too. But honestly, if you're going to drop $25-$35k on a car… buy a better one that is a few years old (e.g. Mazda CX5). You'll get a superior car with the worst of the depreciation gone, and the balance of the warranty.

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        A 3 year old Mazda CX5 would have no warranty left (they only changed last year to 5 years)

        Plus you need to service those cars every 6 months, as opposed to 12

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    Doesn't seem that cheap? I got the aspire model for $28,000 in 2013. It was on the lot for $34,000, but who pays that… It had a very nice feature set at the time for the price.

    What everyone says about CVT is true, it sucks. My wife doesn't notice though.

    At the time it came with 5yr warranty which extended to 10yrs if you keep servicing it with a Mitsubishi dealer.

    • +3 votes

      Should say, happy with the reliability of it 6 years on - never had any problems.

    • +1 vote

      The 10yrs would be the old powertrain warranty, not the whole car

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        yep 5yrs whole car, then after that, 5 years powertrain

    • +2 votes

      Agree, CVT is a nightmare to drive.

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        Not a nightmare, just dull. You really need to change your driving habits.

        • +1 vote

          I actually really like driving CVT for a family car, and thats me coming from a manual sports car. Yeah its kind of dull, but at least it keeps it within the power band and you dont get jerking for every gear shift. I do have a minor elastic band effect at around 50-60kph @ around 2000 rpm, but its been pretty good to me so far. Only thing I dont like is Mitsubishi dealer only drain & refill CVT fluid when servicing, which only removes 5L out of about 7L. Service dept charge something like $270 for 5L of CVT fluid, when you can go to spare parts & get a 20L drum for $340 for a few changes. Also theres 2 internal filters that can be serviced. Metal pickup filter can be cleaned/reused & cartridge that can be replaced near oil cooler that the dealer say are not serviceable but they are within the workshop manual. I did major service along with CVT myself for $500 which would have coasted closed to $1300 @ dealer. I bumped into a CVT monitoring tool from a russian forum which allows you to clear the CVT fluid deterioration value when you replace the fluid and gives you good stats on the transmission.

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          Yeah, and my version has the paddle shifts on the steering wheel with sports mode. It really helps - not sure if the base model now has that? If you need power with CVT it certainly makes a heck of a difference and works quite well. If you are happy to accelerate gradually it's fine.

  • +2 votes

    Wouldn’t you buy a Honda HR-V for this price? Might end up being 1-2k more but way better car. Also with 7 year warranty being thrown in for free.

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      And definitely looks better than this box style

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    Good price

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    nice car :)

  • +1 vote

    Is there a real reason why you would get this over say a Corolla hatch?

    • +5 votes

      Because you wish you had a 4WD, but can’t afford one. So you get a look-alike.

      It’s also why people buy fake Rolexes.

      • +1 vote

        So many first time mums we know have bought these or a cx3 etc and I'm always wondering why…the cabin space is the same if not smaller then a Corolla et Al and it's more expensive! Crazy…

        • +2 votes

          It's easier to load a pram and babyseat, etc, etc.

          Or so I'm told. Repetitively.

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          Wagons absolutely outdo SUVs anyway.

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            @Frayin: Sweet fa small wagons in the market. Only reasonably priced once is the Holden Astra LS

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          They may like to be up high, it feels safer so my wife says.

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      Maintance will be easier on the ASX than the rolla.

  • +4 votes

    For 5k extra, you can get outlander LS 7 seaters 2.4L 4WD.

  • +2 votes

    $1000 free accessories

    So a single floor mat?

    Seems like a good buy in all seriousness.

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      don't forget that "paint protection"

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    A few grand more 19MY ASX BLACK EDITION 2WD PETROL CVT AUTO $26,990
    https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/shopping-tools/special-...

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    It's a trap!