1991 Daihatsu Applause Xi 1.6


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.

17th Feb 2012, 07:23

Yeah, it's A101.