Daihatsu YRV Review from Australia and New Zealand

2002 Daihatsu YRV Basic 1.3 VVT

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 VVT Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance21000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Sigma


Nice performance for a nice price


Rear legroom can be a problem for an adult.

Plastic interior trim can be marked if not careful.

The car is a little too narrow.

General Comments:

This car is a minature rocket. Powered by a Toyota made 1.3L engine that revs freely and delivers the power nicely to the front wheels.

This car will sit on 160km/h easily on the highway without strain on the engine. No problems at all with this car, although the left rear door has to be replaced due to it being hit.

The rear seat fold down completely to make a flat floor. There was enough room that I moved a TV unit in it.

Seats are very comfortable and you don't get any discomfort on long drives.

A very good car for a very good price.

Perfect for a second car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2003

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review