1989 Daihatsu Applause Xi 1.6 EFI from Australia and New Zealand


Good, reliable car


Had reconditioned motor installed at 220,490km. Original motor suffered cracked engine block.

Replaced CV joints.

New water pump.

Had replaced struts all round and worn steering rack.

General Comments:

Bought this car second hand in 2000. I finally had to sell to wreckers recently in 2004. A generally reliable car (auto), but I wouldn't own another one. In the last two years, had to spend a lot of money on mechanical repairs. Car had a bad rough idle in Drive even though it had been extensively tuned. Was slightly better in warmer weather!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd December, 2004

1989 Daihatsu Applause 1.6i from Lithuania


Good bargain for a low price


Temperature indicator went wrong. The repair place could not find the reason, so inspected the entire injection system. It cost me 150 dollars, while the real reason - a temperature indicator - cost 3 dollars.

General Comments:

With a 1.6 engine, it is a powerful enough car, easy to manoeuvre in the city.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2002