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Daihatsu Terios DX Car Review

NRMA Motoring Date: 1 1997

Daihatsu is going the youth leisure market the release of its new small 4WD wagon the Terios.

Terios isn’t powerful and it’s not designed heavy duty off-road in mind, but it’s affordable, and breezy inside and out, and reasonably well equipped.

not hard to imagine the Terios favour with the surfboard set and could be quite a few of them on, or around, the beach this

The styling of the Terios looks a unusual, being quite and narrow, but it has the edge over its Feroza and Rocky stablemates by the convenience of four-door access.

Two Terios models are available; the DX and the SX. are powered by a modified version of the 1.3 Charade engine, with speed manual transmission and four speed automatic an Drive is full-time to all four and a mechanical centre diff is included.

Standard features in the DX include dual front power steering, electric mirrors, two-tone metallic spare wheel cover, body glass, 50/50 fold rear seats, a washer/wiper and an AM/FM radio/cassette (but with just two Surprisingly, the interior mirror an anti-glare tilt function and the don’t automatically switch on the washers are activated.

Additional items on the $19,990 SX central locking (including door), front electric a chrome plated front roof rails, alloy wheels, a roof spoiler, speakers for the sound system and head restraints. Automatic an extra $1,600 and airconditioning is

Though the Terios’s skinny effectively precludes carrying adults across the back there is quite reasonable for four occupants. Rear leg is a little cramped with the seats set right back, but put just a notch forward and OK. Front and rear seat is basic and lacking in good support, but overall, rates as for the class.

With both the backrest and cushion able to be folded in a arrangement, a luggage area of proportions is available, depending on the of occupants to be carried. Even all seats in use, the Terios has a load length.

With a 1.3 litre engine, the Terios over-endowed with power and however it’s satisfactory for the where it’s destined to most of its time — running around town and the

To help the Terios get off the mark and for more power in slow 4WD first gear is an extra low

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Out on the open road, the Terios’s gets pretty busy cruising around the limits at 100 km/h, it’s revving at 4,000 rpm.

Four-wheel-drive never handle as well as but the Terios’s high, narrow exacerbates the feeling of instability in conditions, or on sudden changes of The Terios was noticeably affected by winds and jumped around a bit corrugations. You need to exercise and don’t expect too much of the when it comes to handling and

Though it lacks a dual transmission, the Terios acquitted quite well in off-road The low first gear allows it to over obstacles without and the good clearance and minimal and rear overhang means you can get places without scraping


Though its handling to inspire and there were when more power have been welcome, the new Terios impressed in enough to predict that it should win a share of buyers.

Perhaps even more the Terios is affordable to its target market and its design and versatility appeal to those who want different to run-of-the-mill sedans and

Test vehicle supplied by Australia.

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