Daihatsu Taft GT Reviews

1990 Daihatsu Taft GT 2.8 naturally aspirated from Indonesia

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.8 naturally aspirated Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Taft GT

Summary:

Good price and reliable enough

Faults:

Oil leaking from the engine at 170 000 kilometres.

General Comments:

This car is good, and reliable enough. I like that this car has run for 20 years now. In my country, the cost of service is not high like America or Europe.

Many people in Indonesia like this used car because of its low maintenance, and how it performs well with bad quality diesel fuel. The new diesel engines like the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, etc can't handle with bad quality diesel fuel; the injection pump will fail after about 20 000 km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2011

2002 Daihatsu Taft GT F73 2.8 N/A diesel from Indonesia

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.8 N/A diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired158000 kilometres
Most recent distance173000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Taft GT

Summary:

Tough and reliable, two thumbs up!

Faults:

My front crankshaft seal jumped out from its place and oil spills everywhere (still a mystery why this happened), so I turned off the engine and waited for towing. It cost me a lot as I had to change the timing belt too.

The visco fan oil need to be replaced.

General Comments:

Easy and low maintenance costs, just follow the routine schedule and this little tank won't let you down.

Full of torque at low rpm.

Very good resale value here.

No worry about the spare parts, we've got plenty here in Indonesia.

Very reliable 4wd vehicle.

Acceptable running costs.

I would like to use this car as long as possible.

Comfort ride if compared to my previous F70.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2010

1997 Daihatsu Taft GT diesel from Indonesia

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Taft GT

Summary:

Only when you're desperate

Faults:

The fuel line broken, the engine made a huge noise for a slow acceleration.

The power steering leak every 20.000km.

Seat worn out, no support whatsoever.

Brake didn't work properly.

Transfer case didn't work properly.

Wiper is a joke.

Suspension is nonexistent.

General Comments:

It is a crappy car, breaks down often, only has marginal off road capability.. which needs to be push in the mud.

Braking is scary.. not mention on wet roads.

Engine performance is a joke.

Make too much smoke even after cleaning the filter and fuel periodically.

Front light is crappy.

The only thing that is good is that the engine will start.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th December, 2007

1995 Daihatsu Taft GT 2.8 Naturally Aspirated diesel from Indonesia

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.8 Naturally Aspirated diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired101250 kilometres
Most recent distance219900 kilometres

Summary:

Excellent!

Faults:

Power steering pump often leaks.

Steering gearbox often leaks.

That's all, the rest of it, this vehicle performs very well.

General Comments:

This vehicle is truly reliable and suitable to the road conditions in my country. The roads are broken in much sections and we often get floods if hard rain comes.

In Indonesia, this kind of vehicle is trusted to be a good off road vehicle, The mining company loves to use this vehicle. Here, the Fourtrak is known as the Taft GT for the F70 type, Rocky for the F75 type and Hiline Pick Up for the F77 type.

The naturally aspirated diesel engine performs well with bad quality diesel fuel.

The engine runs not fast, but very powerful I think.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2006

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews