1989 Daihatsu Charade CES 1.0 Liter 3 cylinder
This car has been a trusty and reliable little friend
Front brake pads/rotors at 86,000 miles.
Rear brake shoes at 111,000 miles.
Transmission clutch at 98,000 miles.
Alternator/water pump at 102,000 miles.
All struts at 90,000 miles.
Timing belt/v-belts at 60, and 102,000 miles.
CV driveshaft boots at 65,000 miles.
Seats have significant wear and need recovering.
All service has been performed according to the manufacturer's service recommendations since new.
I have owned this car since new, and still own and use it as a daily driver.
The ride has never been that of a luxury car, and the handling is not of a sports car.
It is an econo-box, and performs as such.
Reliability has been unbelievable.
It has been easy to work on, and I am the only person to have ever turned a wrench on this car.
I routinely achieve 40 plus MPG in town with this car, and that's the reason I still drive it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th January, 2012