1993 Daihatsu Feroza Reviews

1993 Daihatsu Feroza EL 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired123600 kilometres
Most recent distance137000 kilometres
Previous carToyota 4runner

Summary:

A really awesome, reliable little four-by

Faults:

When I first got the Feroza, I snapped the clutch cable.

I have broken the passenger outside door handle.

General Comments:

It handles very well and is extremely easy to park at the shopping centre.

Has a low gearing ratio, which is great for 4-wheel-driving.

Can be difficult to install speakers in doors, and not much room for the amplifier and subwoofer, but is still capable with a little imagination.

The engine is tough and has been very reliable.

Great for beach driving!

This car is not good for people with long legs as the seats do not go very far back.

When the back seats are folded up, there is plenty of room for camping equipment or whatever you may need to carry.

All-in-all, a great investment.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th October, 2009

25th Feb 2013, 21:28

Broken passenger side door handle! I have the same problem... can't find one anywhere, did you get it fixed?

1993 Daihatsu Feroza SX II 1.6L EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6L EFI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance167000 kilometres

Summary:

Awesome looking and performing little 4x4

Faults:

The gearbox has a slight whine in 3rd and 4th, but not a major problem. Engine pinging, but fixed in 5 minutes with the correct timing adjustment.

General Comments:

This car is great. Lots of people say this car is slow, but I was surprised with its power; I could climb up massive hills in 5th gear doing 110km/h easily. It is obviously no V8 super car, but it's pretty good for a 1.6 pulling along 1750 odd kg.

This car handles exceptionally well (power steering) and the seats are very comfy. Aesthetically this car (widetrack model) with a bullbar and aerial has lots of street appeal, and will turn heads everywhere you go. All in all a great little 4wd that will take you anywhere on a budget.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th October, 2007

1993 Daihatsu Feroza SXP 11 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance300452 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Valiant vg

Summary:

Fantastic

Faults:

Fan Belt. AFTER 10 YEARS.

This car would be a thousant times better, if it had a bit more power.

General Comments:

Fantastic car,had since new.

No problems, Runs like a dream.

Drive every day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2006

1993 Daihatsu Feroza sxp 11 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance222000 miles
Previous carFord Falcon

Faults:

Heater fan only worked when it felt like it.

Rear interior panel's were not up to scratch. since been replaced with polished check plate.

General Comments:

Surprisingly capable off road. especially in wet or muddy terrain, with the right tires.

Engine bit underpowered at low revs.

Engine built to rev however, and plenty of grunt up top.

Overall good performer and great fun.

Not many after market parts available although very popular overseas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2005

1993 Daihatsu Feroza EFI 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Most recent distance65000 kilometres

Summary:

A great, fun small car

Faults:

Water Pump and radiator were replaced before I bought it.

Plastic back door handle broke off, been replaced with a chrome one.

Fuel Pump going funny now, will have to be replaced in the near future.

General Comments:

Back seats not very roomy, wouldn't want to take passengers very far, good for the kids and the shopping, however, only having 2 doors makes it tricky to get things in.

A bit top heavy, but once you get the hang of it it's fine.

Love the removable hardtop roof.

Great for a small car, a bit of a chicks car.

Easy to park, great for around town, but is a great four wheel drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th October, 2004

1993 Daihatsu Feroza SXP II 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired98078 kilometres
Most recent distance109725 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

A great, reliable, affordable off-road vehicle

Faults:

When I obtained the vehicle, it had bald front tires.

The rear tires were also too big for the 4 wheel drive ride height.

The indicator stalk makes a weird noise when indicating left, it can stop the indicator from working. Still not fixed.

Ride height too low. Needs a lift kit to be practical.

General Comments:

The Feroza, especially the wide track model (SXP II) is a great affordable off-road vehicle.

Mine cost $11600 Australian, and was in mint, original condition.

Although underpowered by the small 1.6 Litre engine, the low-range gearbox does help it off road.

Mine came with alloy wheels, bull-bar, side steps, tow-bar, and all power options.

After purchase, I added some Goodyear Wrangler AT/R tires. My biggest improvement ever, on and off the road.

All in all, a good cheap 4 wheel drive package.

A recommended buy for the young, interested off-roader.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 12 reviews