1993 Daihatsu Applause Xi 1.6
Try and drive
I never had serious problems with this car.
At long distances, the seats are not very comfortable.
The car looks like only boring or old people drive them, but it's like a wolf in sheep-skin, a nice car to drive.
With 105 hp and a warm motor you can easily accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 9,5 seconds, leaving a lot of sportive looking cars behind. Keep driving at high rpm (>3500 rpm) and listen to the nice sound of the motor.
Enough space for 5 adults.
Very cheap to buy, because of not-so-popular appearance. Reliable car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th May, 2003
21st Nov 2005, 16:04
Surprised that in your country this car is considered having non-popular appearance?
Maybe because in our area (Odessa city, former USSR) this is really rear car - 18 cars for 1,5 millions city and as consequence not everyone can say for the age of this model at all, this car is more stylish than lancers and civics of the same age, even 5-8 year younger.