1987 Daihatsu Charade CX 1.0 3 cylinder turbo diesel
Great car. Would have another one any day. Shame they are getting thin on the ground
Well, not too much considering its not had a service since it was built...
When I got it I replaced the front springs, rear wheelarches, rear brake lines, patched the sills on both sides, patched serious holes in the rear pillars, replaced the injector nozzles, replaced the timing belts. Its had about one head gasket every 5 years so far, AFAICT.
Lovely ride, corners well. Turbo diesel surprises the boy racers every time, especially with the very low ratio first gear.
Engine noise is nice to listen to. She talks.
Interior is in great condition for its age.
Aside from the bad rear end the car is largely rust free.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th August, 2005