1998 Daihatsu Terios Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1998 Daihatsu Terios

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance350000 kilometres


Worst car ever, but it makes you a brilliant driver


Electronics constantly failing.

Shocks have been replaced 3 times.

Stalls if you go under 20 kph.

Refuses to go above 80 kph.

Brakes have been replaced twice.

Constantly leaking oil.

General Comments:

Great for long distances.

Better suited for country life than the city.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th April, 2012

11th May 2012, 16:18

220 000 miles is pretty good for a 1300. You have little to complain about.

1998 Daihatsu Terios SX 1.3

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 kilometres
Most recent distance71000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Magna


Uncomfortable, but cheap to run


Change the left and right hand side C.V, it was broken.

The rear shock absorbers had changed due to leaking.

General Comments:

The tiny 4WD has no power at all, the 1.3 engine is absolutely not enough power.

The interior plastic trim was really rough.

The engine is noise when it running.

The ride is not smooth, shocks came straight in the car.

This car is a fuel saver.

The seats are uncomfortable.

Easy to maintain.

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

Review Date: 12th May, 2003

14th Feb 2012, 17:05

Presumably the car had no power when you bought it, so why buy it and then complain?

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews