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.
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