Daihatsu Charade – Review – Super Charade

2 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Daihatsu Charade – Review – Super Charade
Daihatsu Charade

Advantages: to buy, cheap to run. standard spec. Fun to drive. reliable.

Disadvantages: Early had some driveshaft problems. bit of body roll during

I’ve had my Charade 1.0 EL for a while and have to say that it is a brilliant, little car.

In terms of the car seems tiny from the especially when parked other small cars. it is like a Tardis, with of space for 4 adults. As equipment it’s no high tech but comes well specced, twin airbags, front windows, electric mirrors, steering, central locking and a CD

The boot isn’t the biggest as you’d expect, but is more enough for a couple of bags of and the seats are easily dropped. The bench literally can just be out if needs be. It also has a feature I remember seeing before, is that the doors open at 90 to the car when opened fully, entering and exiting the car easier.

Reliability wise, there are no with the car, it feels and doesn’t feel as if there are to be any faults. Has never had any advisory on any MOTs either. During the winter, even though it 6 weeks without being due to me being ill, it started time with no fuss, and has the original 5 year old battery.

costs are where this car shines. I frequently manage and once managed an average of on a trip with a mix of motorway and driving. Tax is Ј30 a year, so can’t go there. This is my first and the insurance is about as low as I could

Servicing costs are also and consumables such as tyres and wipers are also very

Daihatsu Charade

The way the car drives was the biggest surprise for me. the tiny little 1.0 liter I wasn’t expecting much, but as the car is so it never feels underpowered, and even feel stressed by The gearbox is nice and smooth, a satisfying sort of squidge between gears, and the engine is very quiet.

You can tell it’s a 3 cylinder, is a small vibration at idle, but than that, it’s very quiet.

It is also fun to drive, with it being so it handles like a go kart. The is very rev happy, and the pulls throughout the rev range. It does to understeer when pushed and has a bit of body roll, but that’s not what it was designed to do.

When driven normally, it is and very easy to drive. If you a cheap reliable runaround and want to sacrifice fun, car should definitely be on your

The car also has a 4-star Euro safety rating, and has features to minimise the impact of low speed such as impact absorbing hinges. It does however, to be knocked about by strong on motorways, due to the light weight and sides.

All in all, the Charade is a fantastic car, and I would recommend it to

Summary: A fantastic car not many heard of. A cheap, fun, runaround.

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