Daihatsu Cuore Reviews from Germany

1999 Daihatsu Cuore GL 847ccm petrol

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 847ccm petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6 kilometres
Most recent distance164000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen C15


Reliable, lowest running costs and funny to drive (maneuverable in tows, mountains and small roads)


The rear light on the left side broke down after three years. Daihatsu changed it for free: the cause was a corroded socket, because water squirted up from the tyre.

General Comments:

This car was incredible reliable!

I never had a serious problem. I made 40000 km per year with one machine, one clutch and the same brakes.

But I have to say, that most of the time I was on motorway (more than 90 %) not faster than 110 km/h, so I had very rarely to break.

And I never used my Cuore for Distances under 50 km.

And that is the reason because the consumption was only 4.6 to 4.8 L/ 100 km (=20.8 km per liter).

I bought my car (red, 3 doors) in Feb. 1999 when the production just ended and Daihatsu came out with the new Cuore (No. 5).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2004

1990 Daihatsu Cuore 847ccm

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 847ccm Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired158000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Cuore


Shoe-box racer


The outer CV-joint rubber boots were worn when I got the car.

The driver's door hinges were worn out.

General Comments:

Although all my friends laugh at me, I love those shoe-boxes.

The design is very simple, but gives a good sight in any direction.

It handles like a racer, you can throw it around corners nearly like a bike.

Comfort is better than in other cars in that price range, less equipment means less weight and less (electrical) faults.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2002

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews