1997 Daihatsu Fourtrak TDX 2.8 intercooled turbo diesel
Excellent value for money, reliable and economic
Have had a noise from underneath car that I think is loose engine mount.
Also there is a fault with the gear jumping out of second into neutral which I think is connected to the engine mount.
No other problems.
This is an excellent performing, economic and reliable 4x4. It has great torque, and is good on the hills. Even on road tyres it has handled itself well off-road.
It may be not quite as refined as other 4wds, but is well built and should last for 10 + years with little problems. Despite being shed-like in experience it has good performance and excellent economy at 35mpg.
The only negative I can see is loud engine noise.
I had a 1991 Rugger before which is essentially the same vehicle, but the fourtrak is immensely better truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st August, 2006