1990 Daihatsu Feroza SE 1.6 from Philippines


Tough little truck driven by a chosen few


When I bought this last June, I replaced the following:

Air-con, under chassis parts (ball joint, rocker arm, pittman arm, bushings, ball bearing), brake related parts like brake pads and brake disk, drum brake, changed the stock 45amp alternator and upgraded to 90 amperes.

Changed the speedometer, overhauled the engine, changed engine block to 1300 (because if has a cracked block when I bought it), changed the shackles, and all the tires to 29", upgraded the electrical system, the radio and the speakers don't work, so I upgraded the multimedia system.

Also changed the whole interior, sidings, reupholstered everything and changed the carpet and matting.

General Comments:

This car is indestructible. You can go to virtually any place the SUV is allowed to take you, and anywhere your tires take you.

You can go through flood waters at headlight level and don't get yourself wet; the rubbers and weather strips can really hold and keep the water from going inside

I live in the Philippines Manila area, and almost all engine related parts are abundant. Except for the inner CV joint and distributor, and for some body body parts like the door shell. Everything is easy to get 2nd hand.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2008

6th Sep 2009, 13:58

I am going to move to the Philippines around next year and I am thinking of buying a second hand Daihatsu Feroza. I've been researching this vehicle in the net and found a lot of positive reviews especially as regards its rugged build and durability for off roading. However, I am a little bit apprehensive of buying second hand cars in the Philippines in terms of paper work. In fact, I am more confident about getting a reasonable bargain. How difficult is the procedure for the transfer of ownership? Do you normally expect the seller to have the PNP clearance or does the buyer process it himself?

14th Oct 2014, 01:01

Text: LTO VEHICLE (PLATE NUMBER) and send it to 2600. No space for the plate number.

1990 Daihatsu Feroza EL-II 1.6 EFI from Australia and New Zealand


Great little runabout


Alternator failed. Replaced with new.

Air-con leaking gas. New compressor, drier & pipe fitted.

Battery died. Probably due to alternator fault (above).

New shock absorbers fitted.

Radiator replaced also water pipe & hoses.

New tyres fitted. Old ones had plenty of tread but plys were delaminating.

General Comments:

Despite all of the above, I really like this little jigger. I bought it cheap, hence I expected to spend money on it - maybe not that much, but no regrets.

Very rugged, yet economical.

I bought it as a weekender whilst working in the bush.

I would have liked a low mileage one - but for the price & limited availability - no complaints.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2008

1990 Daihatsu Feroza EL 1.6 Electronic fuel injection from Egypt


A true compact 4x4


The steering wheel produced noises during steering. Some oil fixed the whole problem.

General Comments:

Its too bad that this car is no longer produced and was switched to Terios.

I would never think of buying a Terios.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th January, 2003

26th Mar 2008, 07:23

Hi I am thinking of buying a 1990 feroza but am worried about spare parts. I live in Cyprus would this be a problem getting parts in Egypt and sending here.

Many thanks.

30th May 2008, 06:54

Hi, pls contact me for spare parts shops, 0123258734.

1990 Daihatsu Feroza SX 1.6 EFI from Australia and New Zealand


Utter pile of $14000 junk! wish I had never seen it and that's the truth!


Front diff twice! Can't obtain replacement 2nd hand! Still sitting witout a front diff!

Gearbox jumping out of 3rd, spent $2500 on it and it now jams in 3rd and is hard to get into both 2nd and 4th

Ignition module died!

General Comments:

A good fun vehicle when it goes!

Was very good with lock diff in the front after the first broke!

Very disappointed! This vehicle has given problems almost everytime I have taken it out!

And that's not just off road! I wish I had bought a Toyota Hi-Lux!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd April, 2000