1983 Daihatsu Rocky Review

1983 Daihatsu Rocky 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Samurai


A good ski wagon that starts first pop


Gearbox isn't the strongest. Thrust bearing went.

Glove box fell out; lots of squeaks and rattles.

General Comments:

This car is a great little wagon for round town and weekend 4wding, but not too serious of road though, it will perform well, but it won't last.

Verry cheap on gas and low maintenance.

Stiff and jerky ride, but hey it's a 4x4.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st June, 2007