Daihatsu Move Latte Review from Argentina

1998 Daihatsu Move Latte

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres


Cheap, reliable deathtrap


Car lost compression after about 180.000 kms.

Doors felt delicate, and a general feeling of lack of safety aboard was evident.

General Comments:

It's a cute car, but I wouldn't own one. It's neither safe nor visually pleasing (it reminds me of something built out of Lego), but it gets you from point A to point B without trouble.

Roomy inside, but uncomfortably narrow.

Has little or no suspension, and engine lacks power. Would make great first car, but not to drive on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th December, 2010

11th Jul 2012, 06:51

I agree, these cars are very small and do wear out fast, as they rev high on a motorway, but they are so cheap to rebuild, as they are easy to work on and there's less to replace.

What you save on fuel in a year, you could buy another for!

Travelling with four people around town is OK, but on the motorway it is not; you will always be on the side, waiting to get passed. 80kmph is all you will get with 4 people and luggage on the flat! And hills are worse! These cars will do 120kmph roughly flat out, depending on head winds! (850cc)

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review