I do have a tendency to be overly harsh about what I consider to be archaic radio units in cars.

With so many models having screens where you can see the many radio station options, those with a one-line-only digital display seem dated and limiting. The ASX is an example of this. As a result, one has to resort to pressing the numbered buttons to discover what radio station is programmed into each. It’s not the end of the world I know, and it’s really not so bad because at least the controls are easy to use.

Mitsubishi ASX 3 1.6 5-dr 5-sp
Mileage 5036
Claimed combined
Our average
P11D price £17,549
Model price range £14,999-£22,049
CO2 (tax) 135g/km/16%
BIK 20/40% per month £47/£94
Service interval 12,500mls
Insurance group 13
Warranty 3yrs/unlimited mls
Boot space (min/max) 442/1992 litres
Engine size/power 1590cc/113hp
Top speed/0-62mph 113mph/11.4secs
Why we’re running it Can the ASX hold its own in
a competitive sector against
rivals like the Qashqai?
Positive Attention to detail
e.g. wire cut-out
Negative Slightly shoddy
interior plastics