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Used car review Daihatsu 1998-2005

Daihatsu Sirion.

Kennedy road tests and the used Daihatsu Sirion with specs, fuel and verdict.

Daihatsu Sirion is a Japanese car with an excellent for reliability and low running costs. It as successful as big brother Daihatsu

So there are some bargains in Sirions as they are regarded as and have suffered in resale because of this. Despite they can be kept on the road a minimum of expense if you choose a one and look after it correctly.

A new Sirion released in April was more of a facelift, and although and given a freshened face, did not anything different in the way of drivetrain. For we had to wait until the all-new launched here 2005 infortunately not long before exited the Australian market It was substantially bigger than the model that was launched in in 1998. There’s decent room and a boot that can a fair amount of luggage.

The older models are smaller and best left to couples and but the 2005 model can work as a car if the children are in their pre-teen

Daihatsu Sirion is well coming with air conditioning, a CD stereo, power door lap-sash safety belts in all seats and dual airbags. A worth chasing down is the Sport, with alloy a front body kit that foglights, a sportier design of lights, colour-coded door and ABS brakes it provides a lot of small car for a reasonable price.

The first series Daihatsu used an interesting three-cylinder engine of the type the Japanese had made famous for many It continued with the larger of 2002, but in the 2005 Sirion came from a more four-cylinder, twin-cam unit 1.3 litres. The latter produced a modest 64 kilowatts, but variable timing meant it has strong throughout most of the rev range, at 120 Nm at a reasonably low 3200 rpm.

choices are five-speed manual and automatics. Autos don’t as much out of the performance as you might as the Sirion is relatively light. But our of choice would be the manual you’re doing a lot of commuting in

The manual’s gearshift is light and so it’s not a hardship to do your own

Handling is competent without in any way exciting definitely not a car for the enthusiast. a reasonably neutral feel at road speeds, but understeer in too early. A good set of tyres can it a better feel and provide

Daihatsu has been controlled by since the early 2000s getting into financial Toyota Australian stocks parts for most models than about 10 years. with your local and/or check out parts in your neighbourhood.

As it’s a small car the Sirion doesn’t a lot of underbonnet space so can be annoying to on. Workshop manuals are available and are Don’t tackle any safety items unless you’re an

Insurance costs are generally the bottom end of the scale and we don’t of any major company that extra for the Sirion Sport, because it’s a dress-up not a real sporty design.


Look for sun on the dash top and rear shelf. for tears in the seats and damage to and boot mats.

Rust is but if it does get a hold it can run through quickly due to the light construction of the Look in the lower body as well as the doors and hatchback. The of these panels are usually the to suffer.

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Check the floor of the and the boot for rust. Repairs can be expensive.

Look for signs of repairs, minor repairs executed are to be expected in older that spend a lot of time in driving, but if you think a Sirion has in a major crash have it by a professional as sub-standard cars can be

The engine should start even when cold and have a relatively smooth from start-up. Four-cylinder are smoother than the threes.

there is no smoke from the tailpipe when the engine is hard after idling for a Gearchanges should all be light and with the clutch taking little effort to operate.

If the baulks or crunches when you do a change down, there be expensive troubles. The third to change is usually the first to If the clutch is heavy or sticks its movement it could be due for an overhaul.

the car at low speed with the steering on lock in one direction and then the and listen for a clicking sound of universal joints.


Expect to pay from $1000 to $2500 for a pre-2004 $3000 to $5500 for a 2005 $4000 to $7000 for a 2005 SX; and to $8000 for a 2005 Sports.


Buying an ‘orphan’, a car that’s no imported, can save you money. But do homework on parts and knowledgeable before getting in too deep.

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