1981 Daihatsu Handivan from Australia and New Zealand
Quite costly for a first car
Broken welds on drivers seat.
Exhaust manifold broke twice.
Blown head gasket at 40,000 km.
Transmission oil leak at 50,000 km.
Broken CV joints at 56,000 km.
This car is very good on fuel and worth looking out for.
However don't buy the semi-automatic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th July, 2003
31st Aug 2003, 23:04
How does a semi-automatic work? I've heard of it, but never worked WHAT it is exactly.
4th Mar 2006, 05:24
You're all wrong, a semi-automatic is when the human makes contact with the gear lever and triggers off a sensor down in the shaft that engages the clutch for you. It was on the 60-70s Beetles and still around today in slightly different mechanical ways. It is a tricky system that takes computer chips etc. to run, better off with a pure manual or straight automatic. (Unless you own a Ferrari or similar)