Daihatsu Applause Review from Hungary

1991 Daihatsu Applause Xi 1.6

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 kilometres
Most recent distance73000 kilometres


Good performance and comfort for a low price


Spring in rear suspension broke.

Battery died.

Some problems with ignition.

General Comments:

This is a very comfortable and strong car. Lots of space for luggage and in the back seats too. Has a low price compared to its performance. If only there weren't those annoying small problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd June, 2000

31st Jan 2001, 15:54

Did you ever had problems with the gearbox? My Applause had serious problems with #2, #3, and #5 after 180,000 kilometres. Take my advice,and change the gearbox oil more often than the manual says. You have the chance not to lose fifth gear!!

5th Oct 2002, 11:47

Does anyone know the engine code for the 1600cc EFI engine fitted to the Daihatsu applause.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review