Daihatsu is Japan’s oldest car manufacturer, and is mainly known for its small city cars, and small rugged off-roaders. Until 2013, Daihatsu produced cars that were adequate, without being outstanding. But due to poor exchange rates, and low sales figures, Daihatsu left the European market to focus on sales at homes.
When Daihatsu did have a foothold in the UK market, its most popular model was the Sirion city car. The first generation, made between 2003 and 2007, wasn’t an especially great car. But the updated model, that lasted until 2010, was actually a fairly respectable city car. It offered low running costs, a spacious interior, and impressive reliability. The fact that it was one of the cheapest cars in its class certainly helped matters as well. Today, the Sirion is a great option for first time drivers, or those who just want a reliable city runaround.
A more adventurous release by Daihatsu was the tiny 2-seater convertible, the Daihatsu Copen. It wasn’t particularly quick, but the Copen’s quirky good looks, and metal folding roof, economical engines, and fun driving experience made it a great budget buy for those who want to ride topless in the summer. There are still quite a few available on the used car market, as the Copen was sold on these shores up until 2010.
At the other end of the scale was the Daihatsu Terios. A small, rugged off-roader, that offered those on a budget the ability to get to grip with the great outdoors. It wasn’t especially good-looking, nor was it great to drive on the road, but it remained a favourite of country dwellers. This was down to the fact that it offered unbelievable value for money, with a reliability record to match. Though the Terios isn’t available in the UK anymore, much like the rest of the Daihatsu range, it’s still a great used car bargain, that’s well worth considering, especially if you’re an adventurer.
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Whatever your needs, a Daihatsu is the perfect used car to buy online. And why pay new car prices? With new car depreciation of 50-60% in the first three years, it makes much more sense to buy used cars online. Carspring makes it simple. Buy your next used Daihatsu with the touch of a button. Simply decide on the model you want and choose how you want to pay.
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