Daihatsu Charade Reviews from Singapore

1991 Daihatsu Charade CX 1.0 petrol

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired138960 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres

Summary:

Good buy and accelerates well. A good bargain for me

Faults:

Rather noisy engine.

General Comments:

Packs a powerful punch for a small car like this. No major engine problems. Good acceleration and smooth gear changing. I would recomend this car for beginners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2001

1990 Daihatsu Charade GTti 1.0 petrol

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres

Faults:

Brake calipers leak (rear).

Damper leak.

General Comments:

Fastest car (1.0), can kill lots of Honda ESIs, CRXs etc. Pickup takes 7 seconds if fully modified.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th February, 2001

1988 Daihatsu Charade GTI 1.0 (993c)

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 (993c) Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carDahaitsu Charade TX

Summary:

High performance, very fast

General Comments:

The fastest car below 1 litre available in Singapore (Turbo 1 bar).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2000

1989 Daihatsu Charade CX 1.0

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 1.0
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10

Faults:

Rather noisy engine. Vibration occurs when I turn on the air-con. I have sent it to the dealer but they are unable to guarantee that the problem will be rectified. Yet to solve this problem. Anybody who has the solution may E-mail to pgjamie@pacific.net.sg

Thanks!!!

General Comments:

Thought powerful for a 1.0L car but it's noisy!!!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

9th Dec 2000, 07:16

I think the comment made is outrageous!!

I own a Charade model 1986, standard and it was not until last month that I had to get it to the workshop to get the engine overhauled and the shockers changed. Keeping in mind that I drive this car in Karachi, Pakistan, where the roads are quite bumpy, I think the Charade from Daihatsu is the best 1.0 litre car I've ever driven!

Mohammed Taqi Nasser

acenash@dot9.com

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews