2007 Daihatsu Sirion Reviews

2007 Daihatsu Sirion Sport SE 1.3 from Malta

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired1 kilometres
Most recent distance26000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Accent

Summary:

Not bad for a daily driver, but have to take care a lot, and always service at your dealer

Faults:

The steering rack was changed 3 times due to a manufacture defect to a newer and modified version.

Calipers rattle a lot and had to be changed, and also the shocks.

General Comments:

In Malta, these cars are bought for 16000 euros, which means expensive. My sport series had all the frills with full kit and also automatic.

Steering is good, acceleration also, but fuel economy not so great. Also, the inside cabin scratches easily because of cheap plastics. Repairs are expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st January, 2011

2007 Daihatsu Sirion SX 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance162 miles

Summary:

The unknown bargain!!!

Faults:

Nothing so far as the car is less than a week old, but I'm hoping that Daihatsu's legendary reliability will shine through.

I will keep you updated.

General Comments:

The car is a huge bargain!!! But you don't see many around, and my SX is the only SX model I have seen.

The car is VERY easy to drive with light steering, a light clutch and easy to use secondary controls.

The 1.3 engine feels nippy and can cruise comfortably on motorways without feeling at all strained, although it could do with a touch more torque for steep hills.

Handling is generally good, but body roll is ever present. This makes you feel like you're going a lot faster than it actually is.

Equipment levels are amazing for a small car, mine has: electric windows x4, electric mirrors, CD/radio, remote central locking, rear parking sensors, easily folding rear seats, and rear parking sensors.

The body kit on the SX model makes an already good looking car look outstanding and sporty, without being boy racerish. The huge front fog lamps look great.

Fuel consumption is good so far, and I expect it to get better as the engine has run itself in more.

Build quality is good and everything is screwed together very well, though some of the plastics at the side of the seats feel a bit flimsy.

Rake adjustable steering wheel, driver's seat height adjustment etc. make finding the perfect driving position very easy.

The cabin is extremely spacious and attractive; the centre console is very easy to use.

Boot space is good for a car of this size, and folding the rear seats is a doodle.

I will add comments giving updates of the car as I rack up more miles.

Fell free to ask any questions about the car in the comments section, and I will gladly get back to you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2007

11th Jun 2007, 13:25

I am writing from Greece. I intend to buy a Sirion, but I am a bit concerned for the cost of spare parts - especially body parts and headlights. Are these parts in Sirion much more expensive in contrast with the other cars of the same class? Are there any OEM parts for Sirion? Thank you for your time.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews