1990 Daihatsu Rocky F70 RV 2.8 diesel from Australia and New Zealand
The only things that have really gone wrong have been mainly my own fault:
Exploded front left hand wheel bearings as a result of water leakage. The swivel housing needed a gasket kit.
The flange between the exhaust manifold and the exhaust pipe crumbled.
During a hard run the rear axle rode up and bent exhaust pipe pushing it on to the mud flap. The exhaust was re-routed to avoid the axle and mud flap.
Dents in petrol tank caused a small crack.
Sump bolt stripped tread. The sump was removed and a nut welded in so now we have a normal bolt.
Front uni joint on the rear tail shaft broke.
This 4x4 is unstoppable provided you know how to customize it I fitted lifted springs, removed the sway bar (better wheel articulation) and fitted large Desert Duelers etc.
I brought this as a ex security car and I think its the greatest shorty ever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th February, 2003