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
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?
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.
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.
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?