Road Test Daihatsu Terios Diva SA Car Fan

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Road Test: Daihatsu Diva

We re no bunch of girls at SACarFan, so when Daihatsu got in about their new Terios we called in our favourite female writer Carri Anne to tell us whether the Terios is of her Maybelline or just a maybe .


often lament that no one to them when they Good news Ladies, the powers that be at Daihatsu Africa were listening, heard and have taken Welcome to the new Daihatsu Terios

Based on the standard, five-door, drive Terios, the Diva a few add-ons to make a woman’s easier, as well as some details that make it attractive than the rest. I continue, however, let me tell you how the came about.

Daihatsu that 80 percent of their sales are driven by female Take a look around for a the next time you re in traffic except for my neighbour s son and the guy down the who s henpacked, you ll find the majority of are in fact female. What were phone calls to female Terios owners and new clients, asking the all important of, what would they in a car? As it turns out, women want is the standard, Daihatsu Terios 4 2 with all the and then some on top.

This means that the bonnet, the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, petrol engine, shared the rest of the model range, unchanged, which is a shame, as it is under-powered with 77 kW and 140 Nm of torque. The of punch is most notable you d like to go singing through a pass or climb a hill, but the note itself is pleasant and the feels solid and sturdy. open roads or highway prove to be comfortable, with the 200 mm height being advantageous for ahead of the traffic flow and a feeling of security.

On that I’m not entirely happy with the of the Diva using drum at the rear, but guess that s a for affordability. I d have liked to given you a real-world fuel figure too, but the Diva t have an average fuel reading on the trip computer nor a display for that matter.

What us ladies do get, are exterior details that an orange motif on the bonnet, with colour matched emblazoned on the two rear doors and Other exterior highlights fog lamps, alloy wheels, rails, a rear windscreen and window defogger, as well as bumpers.

Inside, the Diva scheme is continued (Divas the curtains must always the carpet!), with black seats complemented by orange stitching and the word Diva on the backrest of each seat. A infotainment system is mounted in the console and features Sat-Nav, and USB connectivity, is iPod compatible, DVD/CD/MP3 playback and has a 60GB drive to store your on. It has a definite aftermarket feel it and, even though I myself car gadget savvy, it me a while to figure out how to work functions. The Sat-Nav system about 20 seconds to initialise, and in so almost mutes the volume on the

It s not a major issue, however, as the itself is a pleasure to work and provides house numbers as you along.

The driving position for the vertically challenged or blessed, a height adjustable driver s and tilt adjustable steering that features built-in controls. Effective power leaves little chance of small walls, fences, or in my those cursed little scooters that the kids lying around, plus, the addition to the Diva in this must surely be the rear

Being a business women, or just full-time Diva, we usually have accessories and to rival Paris Hilton’s with the result that you lose the smaller items in a bid to everything successfully, (my reading were once found in the seat mechanism). To this the Diva has six cup holders throughout, pockets behind the front as well as a nifty seat which hangs behind the seat and boasts a multitude of to hold chargers, pens, note pads, snacks, sunglasses, reading glasses, brushes, teething rings, Now everything is in one area and nothing go A.W.O.L.

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When hanging behind the seat the organiser is a godsend by of being within easy perfect for stowing that tube as the lights turn or for storing the house keys in a you’ll remember. I was concerned it may be a safety hazard when but the Diva s tinted safety on the rear windows is dark that you cannot see it. Larger that don’t fit into the organiser can now be held in the boot like the 3 pairs of shoes daily, wet swimming costumes, or the of your handbag that s overloaded and needs to be emptied in a in light of that impending

To top it all, there s a lamp in the compartment to illuminate proceedings to life a little easier.

have a knack for making stylish cars that compromise on internal space and the Diva is no exception. Should the wet be accompanied by surfboards, for example, the of 60:40-split folding rear will not go unnoticed. Alternatively if driving around with Munchkin in the back, you’ll peace of mind knowing the Diva has ISOFIX baby mounting points, coupled a 4-Star Euro NCAP rating thanks to driver and airbags, ABS and more.

Essentially then, the Daihatsu Diva is all encompassing in terms of the of the modern women. Plus, all the new over that of the standard are installed here in South so you can be a Diva that helps the grow, not just a pretty There is one last thing

The oddest reaction whilst this car was from men, who of the opinion that the Diva is a bit of an title”. Ironically, however, not a woman thought so. Ladies, we do the difference between a Diva a la and a gold digger , (think and so to all men (and let s not discriminate, any dogmatic too), who might be opposed to the of Terios Diva for their reasons, I’d like to remind what the feminist movement was all

It was about a woman’s right to be have a voice that towards the weighting of socio-political and, most of all, to a choice. With this in I celebrate and exercise my divine right to preserve my R300 and use the can of Tyre Weld, so generously by Daihatsu, to painlessly remedy a tyre. Then I can drive the to a nice man, who chooses to not what his nails look and let him fix the affected tyre.

Viva la

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