You would have to go a long way to find a better Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) than the Mitsubishi ASX.
St. John’s Road, Pembroke
Price: Starts at $50,000
It looks great, it drives brilliantly and sitting inside this spacious machine is like being in your own bubble.
Your driving position is high above the outside traffic, which gives you an excellent view of the road.
And you can hardly hear the hum of the engine let alone the world outside as you cruise about.
The ASX comes with stacks of little gizmos and high-tech accessories, that are both useful and fun to play with.
Unfortunately, quality comes at a price — but not at an extortionate one in this case.
This new four door Mitsubishi will set you back $50,000.
It is a class G car so will cost you around $1,270 or thereabouts to licence it on a yearly basis.
This SUV offers you the choice of automatic gearbox or Step-tronic to control its powerful two-litre fuel-injected engine.
The Rockford Fosgate Premium sound system is a work of musical art.
It boast AM and FM radio as well as a six-CD changer. And on top of that you get nine speakers throughout the car and exceptional sound quality.
The stereo can also be controlled by buttons on the steering wheel. The ASX is all about space for all the family but it does not neglect driver comfort.
There is a massive boot space and the back seats fold down to give you even more room. You can also pop a roof rack on this versatile vehicle too.
The steering wheel unit can be manoeuvred in and out as well as up and down to suit the driver.
Power steering makes controlling this big beast easy as well as exciting.
It also boasts power wing mirrors that fold in nicely when you lock up the car.
Driving it you are left with the feeling that you are almost floating across the tarmac because the ride is so smooth.
This Mitsubishi also sports air conditioning, keyless entry and a power driver seat that moves in all directions at the touch of a button. The front seat heaters are also a nice touch — although I cannot imagine there is much call for them in the Bermudian summer.
On top of the fantastic stereo there is an audio jack and USB point in the armrest to plug in your iPod and other instruments.
The ASX is a solid streamlined machine that prides itself on safety and security.
It comes with a back-up sensor to help parking its considerable behind, seven air bags and an Anti-Lock Braking System.
There are alloy wheels, front and rear seat belts, and enough cup holders to have a small picnic.
The driver dashboard is liquid crystal and exceptionally user-friendly.
It details all the usual suspects but the info button also gives you a more detailed breakdown of fuel consumption, trip time and other functions.
The ASX comes in a range of striking colours including white, titanium grey, cosmic blue, kawasemi blue, cool silver, red, black, quartz and brown.
It comes with three-year warranty from HWP on St. John’s Road in Pembroke.
The dealership is also currently offering a comprehensive vehicle maintenance and repair package called SMARTChoice.
The programme covers the cost of all routine maintenance and all necessary labour, parts, oil and lubricants.
It varies in price depending how long you sign up for it. The three-year coverage costs $2,995, the two-year coverage costs $1,850 while a one-year programme costs $1,145.
Tony Martin from HWP said: “The SMARTChoice maintenance and repair package is designed to give you peace of mind and worry-free driving with your new HWP vehicle.”