1989 Daihatsu Applause Reviews

1989 Daihatsu Applause Xi 1.6 EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 EFI Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired203000 kilometres
Most recent distance285620 kilometres

Summary:

Good, reliable car

Faults:

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

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6i Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 kilometres
Most recent distance144000 kilometres
Previous carLada 1600ES

Summary:

Good bargain for a low price

Faults:

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

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews