2004 Daihatsu Charade Review from UK and Ireland

2004 Daihatsu Charade 5-door EL 989

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 989 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance200 miles
Previous carDaihatsu Cuore


Lots of car for little cash, a good town car



General Comments:

This is my second Daihatsu, my first I wrote off. This one is as nice as the last one.

In terms of interior space, passenger comfort and general layout of the controls, it is even better than my last one.

The amount of available interior space is awesome, unmatched by any other small car I looked at.

My only complaints are:

1. the windscreen slopes back toward the driver sharply, which reduces the distance visibility slightly & also feels odd.

2.The CD player fitted to this model is fiddly to use, I don't change anything once I get moving, it's too distracting.

Both of these things are minor. The first I will get accustomed to, the CD player I will change for the one from my old car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2004

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review