2008 Daihatsu Sirion S 1.0 from UK and Ireland
Cheap but practicable
Steering rack started knocking at 20,000 miles. Main dealer wanted £850 with VAT and two weeks delivery date, as the part has to come from Japan. Went to a local car part suppliers and had a reconditioned part for £266, and it cost £72 for two hours labour to remove and fit the part at a local garage, and the tracking was £20, so a cheap repair...
The 1.0 3 cylinder engine is underpowered on motorway journeys and it doesn't do anywhere near 56 combined mpg as the manufacturer says. This 1.0 engine is OK in a Citroen C1 as it's a much lighter car overall; probably better having the 1.3 version.
Seats are comfy, cabin is cheap but practicable, no electric mirrors on the S model, so have to manually adjust the mirrors externally...
Body roll is excessive for a small car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th August, 2011