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Buying a Used Mitsubishi ASX

The ASX is a compact crossover vehicle produced by the Japanese car maker Mitsubishi. It is a popular choice as a family vehicle and generally offers a low cost of ownership as well as high levels of safety and a good range of standard equipment.

When you are buying a used Mitsubishi ASX, like any used car, you should take your time to do a little bit of research beforehand as well as to check to vehicle carefully for any faults and to take it for the most extensive test drive that you possibly can.

It is always a good idea to consult a price guide before you go along to meet a used Mitsubishi ASX seller, regardless of whether you are planning to buy from a dealership or a private seller. It is not difficult to find a good price guide if you do an online search, and that will give you a good idea of the correct price for the specific model year that you are looking at. Of course that does not mean that you need to stick rigidly to that price, as the mileage, condition and extra equipment will all influence the value of a car and you can only really make a proper valuation by looking at the car and taking it for a drive.

You should also take as much care as possible when buying a used car to make sure that you are not buying something dodgy. There are more stolen cars out there than you might realise, and many of them come with paperwork which seems to check out based on a superficial examination. There are a couple of things that you can do to avoid falling into this trap, which could lead to your car being taken away by the police and you being out of pocket. The first thing is to check that the numbers on the log book match up with the numbers on the engine and chassis, and that there is no sign that these numbers have been tampered with. It is also a good idea to make sure that you visit the home of the person who is registered as the owner in the log book if you are buying from a private seller, as stolen car buyers will often ask to meet you in a car park or other public location.

Take your time looking over the vehicle before you make a purchase, looking for signs of oil leaks or rust, and listen for any unusual noises when taking the car for a test drive.