1998 Daihatsu Charade User Reviews

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1998 Daihatsu CharadeReview

Horrible Car, And I Would Recommend Staying Away From Charades... — I rented a Daihatsu Charade (it IS a charade) in Grand Cayman, and as we were driving along, we heard a creak and rattle, so we got out, and the EXHAUST FELL OFF! Performance: poor acceleration, bad brakes, poor handling. Build Quality: Very squeaky/rattly. Appearance: Very ugly car, too low to ground, wheels the size of dinner plates, and too small and cramped. Fun Factor: This car is as fun to drive as getting stuck in the wilderness surrounded by wolves.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Average AC, good mileage.

Cons: Bad performance, not fun to drive, THE EXHAUST SYSTEM FELL OFF COMPLETELY, ugly, too low to the ground, 4 imperial gallon gas tank, very rattly and squeaky, also low tech, no central locking, hand powered windows, and no CD player (only cassette).

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1998 Daihatsu CharadeReview

'98 Daihatsu Charade — This 1998 Daihatsu Charade has most probably earned itself the nickname of a smiley face. With this tag, it is hard to associate itself with any lavish comments. However, as my first ever vehicle, it had served me well. I had bought it with a mileage of approx 38000km and took it for a spin for about 3 years. Throughout this time, it had traveled long distances (500km per trip) and short distances (lazy to walk to my neighbours) ... and guess what, no problems whatsoever. This is definitely a no nonsense first car that you would want as a first car. It is relatively new compared to others of its price/year, e.g. hyundai excel, suzuki swift etc. Furthermore with the very fact that its 1.5l engine can do a 500-600km range in 1 tank of unleaded, it is definitely worth a shout if you are shopping with a budget. Do note, however, that not every charade a fitted with Air Con. So do get one with Air Con, or be ready to be toasted during the summers!

Pros: Niffty for its range, easy on your wallet

Cons: Aircon is optional, getting old

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Reviews From Other Years

2000 Daihatsu Charade Reviews

1.0 Charade In Ref By Simon

Great replacement for the Matiz. Fitted a two tone airhone. Couldn't believe how well it fit in the engine (including relay, compressor and two massive horns). Had to take the bumber off! Read More

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1997 Daihatsu Charade Reviews

The Saver!!! By Ido

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Good Value For Money By Jacky

Over all a good car . good accelartion poor brakes no abs interior dsigh is awful the extirior is even worst, fun car to drive . Cheap car to own, low buying price, good milge per galon . good value f... Read More

1995 Daihatsu Charade Reviews

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My Little 3 Door, 3 Cylinder, 1 Litre Sedan. By Jude

Poor old thing is well past his prime, but I can't bear to let him go yet. All my other cars (except for one) have been ancient so I'm hoping he will last until he's at least 20! I love him. Read More

1994 Daihatsu Charade Reviews

Hard To Beat For The Price And Cost Of Ownership. By dkwae863

I've got a modified 1994 Daihatsu Charade. It has a turbo 1.0 3cyl, has front mount intercooler, bigger turbo, efi, custom plumbing and exhaust, 15" wheels, strut brace and sway bars. Doesn't soun... Read More

1993 Daihatsu Charade Reviews

Nasty Little Deathtrap By Tim

Interior is durable, but cheap. It's a tiny little car with such amazing features as an AM radio. No air-con, no power steering, no nothing. You'd think that'd mean "no worries" but you'd be wrong. ... Read More

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