1999 Daihatsu Cuore GL 847ccm petrol


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


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