1999 Daihatsu Fourtrak TDX 2.8 turbo diesel
A bit of trouble starting on mornings, but a new set of glow plugs sorted this out; only cost £25 for set of 4.
Sometimes hard to get 2nd gear, especially when cold - sorted this out by tightening a nut at back of gearbox. This also happened to my previous Fourtrak; it's quite a straight forward job. Plenty of good Daihatsu Club sites on the Internet, which explain how to do this.
Overheating when towing up hills - also sorted this out with modifying the viscous fan, it was slipping - quite a common problem.
The Daihatsu Fourtrak is a good, well put together vehicle, which isn't the most luxurious 4x4, but it's comfortable enough and more economical than many other 4x4 vehicles. I use mine mainly for towing my caravan on holidays, and find it does the job very well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th June, 2008