1990 Daihatsu Rocky SE 1.6 gas from North America
Excellent economy SUV
I have a front hub problem about every 2 years, I have it again.
Had intermittent starting problems, the Toyota dealer fixed it after 5 attempts.
Standard 10 year old stuff, brakes, radiator, plug wires twice?
Other than that, it is a great vehicle.
I would buy another.
I like it, it's not fast, gets OK gas mileage - about 20 or a little better.
It's noisy, bouncy, but it gets out of trouble 4 wheeling and runs great.
Hard top comes off, back seats fold down, versatile.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd January, 2001
14th Nov 2003, 21:15
I thought the review was very good, but have a couple of questions!
The Daihatsu had intermittent starting problems. I'm curious what the problems were and how were they corrected.
I have a 1992 Daihatsu Rocky 1.6L engine. We may go out to eat and come out approx... 1 hour later and it won't start. It cranks, but won't start. If you wait approx.. 5 minutes you can crank it over and it will take off.
I'm also curious what type of problems did they have with the hubs?
2nd Aug 2005, 23:56
I have the same intermittent starting problem with my 92 Rocky, I wait as long as it takes to drink a coke and then it starts, I was going to try the fuel filter and air filter to see if that solves the problem. This little thing has get up and go. I have no problem hitting 95 on the highway with this 1.6 liter engine.
18th Dec 2005, 15:16
I was wanting to know what the Toyota dealer found wrong with your starting system and what they did to fix it. I've had the same problem with my 1991 Rocky. I finally realized that the starting problem was occurring after it rained. I found my windshield seal was leaking. I silicon-ed around it and haven't had the problem since. Thought this might be helpful to someone. Mark.
17th Oct 2009, 12:04
My Daihatsu Sportrak, excellent though it is, occasionally won't start. First time in the morning, no problem, but after a short run it gets moody. As your correspondents say, it starts again after leaving it for ten minutes but if I am towing my boat out of the river on a rising tide, I get worried.
Does nobody know what causes this?
18th Apr 2015, 16:16
Hi, I have the same problem with my Daihatsu starting. If you could tell what was causing it, that would be great.
2nd Jun 2016, 16:18
You must be going down the hill.
17th Jun 2016, 06:38
I had the same starting problems on my 92 Rocky. I put in new leads and plugs, rotor and dizzy cap... but it was the new coil that fixed the problem.