It is the cheapest car you can have in Malaysia. Used Kancils, especially the 1994 models can be bought at under RM 8,000, and the used car dealers can arrange financing for this car.
Handling is acceptably well, considering the tall nature of this car. Just don't try to drive this car like Karamjit Singh did.
Although with modest engine performance, the Kancil can climb steep hills, only you will have to push the gas pedal harder. Trip to Genting is relatively simple only if there's no passenger or heavy luggage at the back seat.
Most importantly, it consume little fuel. A trip from Kuala lumpur to Ipoh (200KM) only consume RM 15 of gas, but without the air conditioner in operation.
If you're not satisfy with the engine performance, used Daihatsu Mira engines can be easily installed to your Kancil, at the cost between RM1,500 and RM3,000. That should, at least, give a new lease of life to your Kancil.