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Daihatsu Fourtrak car Review by Jason Dawe

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My friend Rob is trying to buy a car. I say because he hasn’t had much Admittedly his requirements are pretty The car must be able to tow a horsebox, a couple of sheep and drive a beach.

But most importantly it never go wrong, which to Rob immediately discounts a Land Discovery, Freelander or Defender. But is a car that I can recommend to him: the Fourtrak.

Aimed firmly at it’s a proper rufty-tufty — a vehicle that’s bought of what it can do, not how it looks.

And Daihatsu’s logic appears to worked. Since its introduction to in the 1980s the Fourtrak has firmly the temptation to become trendy or It has remained a hardcore 4×4.

It as all the bits and pieces for those activities; high and low ratio a large, lazy diesel and bulletproof reliability.

Since the Fourtrak has come with one engine option, a gruff 2.8 litre turbo diesel. this produced 101bhp, but to tightening emission regulations fell to just 97bhp in With nearly 1,800kg to and the aerodynamics of a breeze block, no sports car.

The 0-60mph time of 19sec good, and neither is the top speed. with a following wind, a will struggle to hit 90mph.

of this will bother He never drives quickly, he looks out at scudding clouds, and freshly cut grass. Like Fourtrak owners, he rarely far without a trailer in tow or a calf in the

But there are some problems with a second-hand Fourtrak. it’s not the mileage that concern you, it’s it has been doing during miles. Drive 10,000 with a fully laden in tow and you’ll put the transmission, brakes and under the same wear as miles of motorway cruising. If a is fitted (or looks like it has been removed), ask what it has towing.

A horsebox may be heavy but launching a jet ski in salt water won’t done the vehicle many either.

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Many original owners may have been handy a spanner, so a main dealer history can be a rare commodity. essential to take any Fourtrak out for a test drive before with any cash. The gearbox and should feel light and

Steering should also reasonably light, although you find that the turning isn’t too impressive and that at virtually any speed generates a bit of body roll.

The interior is to handle abuse. A few left the with leather upholstery but came with a more hardwearing cloth. On the dash find the essential off-road an inclinometer that detects the of tilt, a voltmeter and temperature


On higher spec TDX models also find electric central locking and an adjustable column.

So if you fancy joining Rob in the owners’ club you have my In a world where 4x4s are to drive like luxury and luxury saloons are performing sports cars it’s to find a car that does it says on the tin.

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