1999 Daihatsu Terios Review from Australia and New Zealand

1999 Daihatsu Terios SX 1.3 petrol

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired3 kilometres
Most recent distance50680 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Charade

Summary:

Fantastic value! Go anywhere with confidence

Faults:

It needed a new carpet despite genuine floor mats, This was replaced under warranty at almost 2 years old.

General Comments:

The car has a very high quality feel to it apart from engine cooling fan noise and a body buzz at speed. Don't expect to cruise more than 100ks and hour, TOPS.

The air con is not nearly as good as my Charade was.

Its undergeared for better off road performance and that spoils it on long runs, but makes it much more agile off road than you would belive it's easy to climb very steep loose surface that you struggle to walk up/down.

Only get 400/420ks to a tankful of petrol.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2002

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review