Daihatsu Rocky Review from France

1988 Daihatsu Rocky 2.0

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance148000 kilometres


This car is the most reliable vehicle I have seen throughout my young life


After about 3000 km in Africa, the engine started to show signs of heating up, but after we changed the oil everything went back to normal.

General Comments:

This car is incredible. We took it in the desert in Mauritania, through rocks and sand, and after 500 km of this, the car didn't have a scratch and all worked perfectly even though it was 16 years old...

I was also surprised with the amount of space at the back. There is a lot of it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2005

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review