2003 Daihatsu Terios SX 1.3 petrol
Great all rounder that can go anywhere!
Nothing. Needed a windscreen for RWC and that was it.
Had slight oil leak, but later that was found to be from the previous owner doing a service on it, and they leaked oil from the oil filter as they were removing it, as it's in a tricky spot.
Great car, and very cheap to run. Being the second series, they changed the engine design and replaced it with one with a timing chain, instead of a belt; great idea.
Won't win any races, but it cruises well, goes anywhere, and with a decent set of all terrain tyres, you're well equipped.
1.3 DVVT engine pulls well from down low, but has little top end, but if you use the gears, you can get the most out of it. The ride is bouncy, but it is expected in a tall narrow vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd April, 2013