1992 Daihatsu Rocky Review

1992 Daihatsu Rocky SE Hard Top 1.6 gas from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 gas Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired147000 miles
Most recent distance153528 miles


A city styled car, that can take an off-road beating


Entire ignition system died.

Timing belt completely fell apart.

Clutch is going out.

General Comments:

This car is great! I love it, and would only replace it with an older model Bronco.

It has gotten me out of a few tight spots in the mud, but also can take on a highway drive no problem.

The seats are a little uncomfortable, and parts are somewhat hard to find here in the States.

Would love to put in one of the 2.8l Turbo Diesels, but can't find one here.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2002

7th Mar 2003, 18:46

I have a Rocky from 1990. Great 4x4. Gotten me through floods, rain and dirt roads. I love it. I had a accident recently and messed up the left front side from the bumper to my door. I was involved in a hit and run. I was pretty destroyed because I love it. Now when I turn right, and the front end goes into a hole while turning, the tires scrape the bumper.

The problems that it has is the Power Steering Hose, and the back window on the door is Le xan.

I would keep it until it passes away.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review