Daihatsu Terios Review from South Africa

2003 Daihatsu Terios 1.3 Unleaded

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 Unleaded Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired28500 kilometres
Most recent distance71400 kilometres
Previous carMazda Rustler 160i


Excellent fun car


The rear diff whined at about 45000 km. After much trial and error the dealer managed to have it fixed.

General Comments:

Excellent and nippy little car. I found it to be excellent value for money as it's economical to run, and shames most of the same engine size competition here in South Africa.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2005

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review