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.
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