Daihatsu Applause Review from Belgium

1990 Daihatsu Applause LX 1.6

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Distance when acquired58000 kilometres
Most recent distance62000 kilometres
Previous carMazda RX8


I have a problem with cooling liquid coming inside the car under the feet of driver and front passenger. I presume that there must be a leak in the heater-block, as the cooling water level has to be checked every day.

Has someone got a clue how to get to that heater block just to control it, and almost certainly dismantle it for replacement?

I used a liquid to stop leaks in the cooling system, it helped mostly, but not completely, so I have to go on repairing. I don't want the engine to overheat in order to prevent more damage.

Regards, Patrick.

General Comments:

For the rest, it's a good car with (for its time) a lot off modern equipment. It's in fact affiliated with Toyota.

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

Review Date: 19th May, 2011