Daihatsu Charmant Review from Finland

1985 Daihatsu Charmant LC 1.6L gasoline

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6L gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired330000 kilometres
Most recent distance361000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Aspen


Reliable car at a low price


Alternator carbons wear out, I fixed them by myself.

Voltage regulator failed, I got used one for free.

Noisy at highway speeds (I improved the sound insulation myself, now it's OK).

General Comments:

A ery reliable car, despite the high mileage.

Good car at winter, works no matter how cold it is.

Transmission shifts smoothly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th April, 2003

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review