2001 Daihatsu Terios E 1.3


Best value in 4x4s in the UK


Nothing yet.

At 24,000 service, spark plugs would not come out, car had not had a service since 6000 miles.

Another garage warmed up engine and they came out no problems. New ones have copperslip on threads so this problem should not re-occur.

It pays to have car properly serviced at regular intervals.

General Comments:

Super little 4x4.

Economic does 33mpg around town, 37 on a run at a steady 60 - 70mph.

Lovely high driving position, as good as a Range Rover!

Exceptional turning lock, can park it in any gap long enough.

Being a Toyota subsidiary, the build quality is first class.

Who needs a massive 4x4 gas guzzler!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2006

1999 Daihatsu Terios Base 1.3 turbo petrol


A bus hit it. I drove the Terios away with only minor scratches but the bus had to be recovered. I guess that means the build quality is good, then. Other than that, nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

I live out in the sticks, and this was the ideal compromise between a Landrover and a hatchback car. It drives off-road surprisingly well, holds the road no matter how bad the conditions and slices through floods and snow effortlessly. It cruises nicely but can be a bit unstable at high speeds (80mph/130kmph) if it is very windy (otherwise it sticks to the road like glue). The 4x4 drive is permanent and the car is very easy to get used to. I recommend it, especially if you need something to drive around rural areas, not too pricey, but want to something a bit more comfortable and manouverable than a tractor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 1999

14th Dec 2000, 02:24

1) When I went to drive it (test drive) my legs didn't have enough space and it was not easy to get in without touching the steering wheel.

2) It's true that you don't feel very safe at speeds like 130 km/h.

3) Should be a bit wider.

4) In Greece the dealer didn't show me any turbo engine (as you say on your page).

5) But the engine was really good and the car is very good for off road use.

6) No noises during driving.

10th Jun 2003, 22:34

We have just purchased a Daihatsu Terios 1999 auto wagon - and are so far very pleased with all aspects of the car.

However, it came without a handbook. Is there any where on the net to find specifications for this car?.

Many thanks Sandie and Baz.