Daihatsu F20 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1978 Daihatsu F20 f20 1.6

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Most recent distance330000 miles
Previous carDaihatsu F20


Rust not so good, was going to make it a soft top then I found some tin, some pot rivets and not 2 much bog, paint job, like new again.

General Comments:

I've been comparing my f/20 1978 with a 1990 Suzuki sierra that friend has, f/20 is built to last drives like a real 4wd, the Suzuki is very cheaply made and things keep busting on it, not like the f/20, never sell it you won't find better, if you want a small 4wd.

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

Review Date: 11th July, 2006

6th Aug 2006, 20:17

I have found my F20 to be an excellent 4WD in sand and mud. Due to it's size, I have taken it places friends with 40 series Land Cruisers have not.

The lack of parts has been a problem, with a complete brake system needed to be specially made and that was expensive.

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 1 review