2005 Daihatsu YRV yrv 130 Turbo 1.3 from UK and Ireland





General Comments:

The best car and most fun I have had in a long time, performance is outstanding, especially in manual steer shift mode.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2007

2004 Daihatsu YRV Turbo 1.3 from UK and Ireland


Pocket money rocket


Rear anti-roll bar had broken mounts. Main dealer has agreed to replace them under warranty.

General Comments:

Generally a nice drive. The torque is useful in town and motorway driving. The engine is a modified version of the Toyota Yaris 1.3 and has a turbo.

The specs promise 130 lb/ft of torque. This is noticeable at times, but I don't think I am able to get the required performance at all times. There seems to inconsistency in the power delivery in day-to-day driving. Sometimes, you put your foot down and it will deliver the goods, at othertimes, you will wonder where all the power has gone!

The nice feature of the car is its ability to perform with the big cars at motorway speeds. It cruises at 80-90 mph with around 3100 rpm on the tacho. This means it's a relaxed drive at high speeds, if you wish to accelerate upwards from this speed its got the pulling power. But if you want to accelerate even faster, it will kickdown and accelerate to around 110 mph towards the redline.

Overall economy is good, you will get around 40 mpg without trying too hard. But you might get better economy if you are prepared to take it easy.

The steering is light and accurate. The general feeling is the car is weightless. It's a similar feeling to driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo (without the extreme acceleration :- ().

Down sides is that because of the firm suspension, the trim has a tendency to have minor rattles. So you may have to open up some of the trim and ad some soundproofing or bolting down the loose bits.

The auto gearbox is superb for cheap car. The changes are extremely smooth.

The car grows on you. I've had the car a few weeks. I decided to drive it to work (60 mile round trip) a couple of days a week. But now I am finding it a joy to use this car most days of the week to commuting. My other car is a Mercedes C43 AMG. So driving this car to work makes me feel good, cos its kinder to the environment whilst not being a bore to drive :-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2006

2000 Daihatsu YRV 1.3 turbo 16v from Malta


Graet car


Nothing big, only the brake pads after 33000.

General Comments:

It is a very nice car, and it is a very safe car. The YRV is the best car I have ever had.

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

Review Date: 8th May, 2006

26th May 2006, 04:43

I agree.. Daihatsu Cars are simply great :) In malta we have a lot of japenese 2nd hand cars and all I can say is that they are really reliable :)...Brake Pads/Discs are only part of the normal service routine and so to me they don't seem like faults..;) Keep it up man..

20th Nov 2007, 03:59

Hi, I also live in Malta and I am interested in buying a YRV Turbo, do you recommend it? How is it on fuel?

2004 Daihatsu YRV 1.3 16v from Bulgaria


It's a great car that I would strongly recommend!


Nothing wrong yet!

General Comments:

I got the car when it was brand new and I am very happy with the dealer that I purchase the car from. I have owed the car for a year and a half now and I have driven this car through 12 European countries. I do a lot of long distance driving and I find that.

The front seats are very comfortable.

The back sits are not comfortable for long traveling.

The engine of the car is quite noisy after 120km/h, but at least it keeps you awake.

You can feel every bump on the road, which can be a problem when traveling in some East European countries.

The car has a great performance for its engine.

The car is just superb on snow! I haven't got stuck on places where most other cars do get stuck.

The most amazing thing that I found about this car is that on -18 degrees Celsius in a deep snow last winter in Bulgaria I test the car to see how long it will take to worm up. It took less than 5 minutes where as my father's 2002 Skoda Oktavia in the same time it took him a little over 16 minutes.

I am really happy of this car and I think it's a real value for money. I got 3 year warranty or 120,000km.

This car is great for extreme cold weather, but not so good on very hot weather. I think the air-conditioning is not cold enough, but that's my own opinion as I like cold very much!!!

The car is very economical and my average fuel consumption is 6-7liter/100km on motorways with speed of around 130km/h, 5,5-6/100km with speed of around 90km/h.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2005