1988 Daihatsu Rocky Reviews

1988 Daihatsu Rocky 2.0 from France

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance148000 kilometres

Summary:

This car is the most reliable vehicle I have seen throughout my young life

Faults:

After about 3000 km in Africa, the engine started to show signs of heating up, but after we changed the oil everything went back to normal.

General Comments:

This car is incredible. We took it in the desert in Mauritania, through rocks and sand, and after 500 km of this, the car didn't have a scratch and all worked perfectly even though it was 16 years old...

I was also surprised with the amount of space at the back. There is a lot of it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2005

1988 Daihatsu Rocky Soft top 2.8 turbo diesel from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 2.8 turbo diesel
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

One of rear suspension bars broke but no big deal, still could drive.

General Comments:

Great car, reliable, good looking and real fun to drive. Ready for hard terrain and for city traffic. Easy to maneuver and capable to do almost anything. Parts are hard to find, but who needs them? These cars need parts rarely.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 1999

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews