1995 Daihatsu Feroza Reviews

1995 Daihatsu Feroza F300 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Skyline

Summary:

A 4wd sleeper

Faults:

Metal fatigue (cracks) in both inside front panels. Visible from the engine bay where the panels bolt to the body.

Slipping clutch.

The gearbox is not very strong.

General Comments:

Not much driver leg room.

Strong chassis.

A 4wd sleeper.

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

Review Date: 11th September, 2001

1995 Daihatsu Feroza SX II 1.6L petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6L petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance127000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Hardbody Pickup

Summary:

Cheap, reliable and with a few simple modifications, a very capable off roader

Faults:

Just normal wear components such as brakes and clutch.

Did blow the engine up, but it was totally my fault for revving the crap out of it with a cold engine.

General Comments:

Was very capable when I got it, but even more capable now with modifications; extractors, 2 inch exhaust and foam air filter have made on road performance better, with better fuel economy, and off-road with more torque.

Lifted suspension has improved ride comfort and handling, as well as improved off-road performance. Has more then once embarrassed some owners of other 4WD's who think they have something more capable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2001

1995 Daihatsu Feroza STD 1.6 petrol from Indonesia

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance37500 miles
Previous carRenault 21 GTX

Summary:

Not bad for a first car, but if you have/had a sedan, get ready to bump and jump

Faults:

The suspension system keeps me and my buddy passenger bumping.

Bad rolling stock.

General Comments:

It's still a nice car for a small amount of money, and yet the model of Feroza in Indonesia is nicer than the ones in any other countries.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2000

27th Nov 2001, 10:42

Are you the guy with solid black frz??? I just want to ask you where did you get your customized grill.

1995 Daihatsu Feroza SXII 1.6 EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.6 EFI
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Brakes wear very quickly around town.

General Comments:

Good little 4WD with proper low range, great in the sand, a bit cramped for anybody over 5'10".

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

Review Date: 5th October, 1999

18th Aug 2001, 05:37

Pretty good for my first car. Could do with more pick up power and a little more head room, but apart from that it does me great.

2nd Dec 2005, 14:45

Very delightful to drive, and because of the low gear ratio, power isn't too much of a problem. Coming from a sedan, the feroza is definatly a good buy - cheap to run, although a bumpy will occur. For example I am getting 500 km to a tank of gas which costs me around $60 to $65 to fill ($NZ).

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews