2000 Daihatsu Sirion Plus 1.0 from UK and Ireland
The unknown gem
The radio speakers in the front don't seem to work. The previous owner had changed the radio, and in the process I think may have done some damage here. I replaced the radio myself, and the back speakers are now consistent and ample for the whole cabin.
I replaced a bulb once, but that's to be expected.
Nothing else went wrong at all.
Delightful car. I thought I was getting a bargain basement car, but I was wrong. I got a pleasant surprise instead.
1: Electric windows (all four).
2: Central locking.
3: Electric wing mirrors (I found after purchase to my surprise).
4. Cabin button to open boot/trunk.
5. Cabin button to open petrol tank cap.
6. Extra glove box under the steering wheel.
The dash has a high spec polished leather finish that compares to my father's Ford Focus (1999).
For a one litre car, there is more than ample room in the cabin.
Very good on fuel, handling and performance. (I'm mainly driving in the city and occasionally on motorways).
Bodywork in very nice. As a friend said to me after my purchase, 'It looks retro, and retro is in again'. This retro look is thanks to the chrome finish on the front and the sides. Who would have thought of putting chrome on a one litre? But it works.
Moreover, the body work is strong and durable as well.
All in all, for such a price, this is an amazing find. There's not too many out there, but if you spot one, have a second look, maybe even treat yourself.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th March, 2010