Daihatsu Charade Reviews from Indonesia

1990 Daihatsu Charade G 102 1.3

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance388000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Taft GT

Summary:

ROCKS

Faults:

CV Joint Boots are went bad

Tachometer is dead

Main lamp cables are burnt out.

General Comments:

This car is a little mini bullet proof, cheap gas, maintenance, and parts.

I use it for daily office commute for almost 100 Kms, via the Jakarta traffic and highway with 140 km/h for top, and it still keeps the performance good.

The service regularly 5000km changing the oil and the filter, following what the records book said. I hope nothing is seriously happen with my charade until I change it to YRV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2006

1991 Daihatsu Charade SG 1.3 16v

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 kilometres
Most recent distance160121 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Charade

Summary:

A very economic car

Faults:

Over 100.000 km, the air conditioner must be repaired. It not cool like usually. The problem is the fan for condenser is not running well. The contact point is no longer working. So you had to change with the electric ignition.

General Comments:

This car is very reliable after changing the electric ignition. I use it go from Bandung to Jakarta every week and I have no serious problems.

And the consumption of gas is still good, for out of town can be 15 km per 1 liter with the 88 octane.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2003

27th Jul 2008, 10:16

Hey

I'm having trouble moving from points to electronic ignition. How do I do that? I'm still looking for parts to buy.

rickdier@caramail.com

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews