Daihatsu Terios Review from Iceland

2000 Daihatsu Terios DX 1.3

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla


Reliable and cheap, but uncomfortable


The radio front seem to have connection problems. Nothing big though.

Nothing else.

General Comments:

Daihatsu Terios bought in April 2000, has gone 90,000 km since.

Very good in snow and winter driving, thanks to the 4WD. Also good in the city, especially when parking.

It is a cheap car, and uncomfortable when driving long distances at high speed. It is narrow sitting in the driver's seat (my knee always seems to rub on to the electric window opener, and open the window, which is annoying).

Steering wheel reflexes are too much, and can be hard/risky in strong winds. It also feels like it can tumble easily when turning quickly.

Overall I am happy with this cheap car with no garage repair costs. It's reliable and cheap, but uncomfortable, I think the car uses 14L per 100km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2006

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review