1992 Daihatsu Applause Xi 1.6 petrol
Reliable transportation for pennies
Fuel pump needed replacement.
Carburetor needed cleaning.
CV joints were replaced twice.
CV joint covers also replaced twice.
Radiator required replacement.
Window cracked due to window frame corrosion.
Standad wear & tear (battery, tires).
An amazingly reliable workhorse. Keeps running despite old age (never towed at 20 years of age). Highly tolerant to abuse. Built very simply, and hence easy and cheap to maintain.
The car is quite agile. The trunk is rather large.
All else (handling, safety, comfort, noise reduction) is very basic.
Excellent for a person looking to spend minimum time and money on maintenance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th January, 2012