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What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

For It's got distinctly quirky looks, it's well-equipped and cheap to buy and run

Against The Sirion is noisy, has a cheap interior and doesn't drive very well

Verdict It's decent if you rate value and style over ability; pretty much useless if you don't

Go for… 1.3 SL

Avoid… F-Speed auto/4track models

Daihatsu Sirion Hatchback
  • 1. The materials in the cabin are of poor quality
  • 2. The brittle suspension is damaged easily by careless driving, so check it carefully on a test drive
  • 3. Only a buy a car with a full service history. If regular maintenance is skimped, coolant leaks can occur
  • 4. If the clutch cable breaks, it can damage the gearbox, so ensure it has been regularly maintained
  • 5. Pay attention to the ride on a test drive. It's too firm for many people's tastes
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