1996 Daihatsu Charade TS 1.3 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
If only all cars were made like the Charade
Nothing. I had the car for three years and never had a problem with it.
The Charade must be among the most reliable cars ever made.
As well as the freakish reliability, the running costs are low and fuel economy is great.
The 1295cc engine revs freely and generates good power.
Handling is also a strong point, with a setup which made Daihatsu a rallying force in the 90s.
The zippy engine, small size and handling make for fun driving.
These little beauties are as tough as nails and will handle anything you can throw at them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th January, 2004