2001 Daihatsu Cuore 1.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

For someone who buys their car with their head and not their heart

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong since I purchased it, 6 months ago.

General Comments:

Great car for around town and roads up to about 90k/h - higher speeds tend to cause it to rev too highly (as its only a 3 speed) Acceleration is better than expected.

Interior is functional, and sturdy with extra headroom to create a sense of roominess.

Steering is very light and the car is very easy to maneuver, there is no car-park too small!

Headlights are large and work well in all conditions, there is also great visibility from the cabin. Twin airbags help to improve safety should an accident occur.

These are great cars for individuals or couples, who on occasion might have extra occupants who can be seated in the rear. Otherwise the back seats can be laid down permanently to make for a boot that's as big as a large sedan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2007

2001 Daihatsu Cuore Plus 989 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Cheap and cheerful: a lot of car for your cash

Faults:

I crashed it and wrote it off. There were no problems prior to my accident. I walked away from a front end collision at speed. This gave me confidence in the safety of such a small car.

General Comments:

Given that the Cuore is a budget car, there is nothing to complain about. It is plastic inside, but not offensively so. The colour scheme is easy on the eye, if unexciting.

The layout of equipment is good, with the exception of the dash-mounted rear wash/wipe switch, which would be better placed on the stalk controls for the main wipers. That's the only complaint (such as it is) that I have.

The seats are sturdy and comfy. The leg room in the back is adequate for adults on a short journey.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2004

2001 Daihatsu Cuore from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A well specified mini car with good performance

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

The general quality and design of this compact car are of a high standard.

For an inexpensive vehicle the list of equipment is impressive, and includes automatic transmission (albeit only three speed) power assisted steering, front and rear electrically operated windows, driver and passenger air bags, electically adjustable mirrors and air conditioning.

The three cylinder engine, with four valves per cylinder and electronic fuel injection is just under one liter in size, and is a gem of a power unit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2003