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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    2 out of 5 stars

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10 reader reviews for Perodua Kelisa Hatchback.
  • 1.0 GXi 5dr

    John McLean Date: 22/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Bought mine Aug 2008 from a local family-run garage. Thought I was getting a bargain for a 2005, 15k for only £1,650.00 !! (dealer £2,600, private £2,200). From day one had problems, two new front tyres, it had only done 15k !! one month later battery kept dying, had to charge up over night so new battery purchased (£50.00). Next went the exhaust so another £200.00. Last thing to date was the oil filter, £55.00. The problem I found was getting parts. My local garage could not get the exhaust so I had to go 65 miles to a Perodua garage, not good with your exhaust hanging off. Same prob with the oli filter, they had to replace with a 3rd party one as their supplier could not get a Perodua one.

    This was meant to be a second cheap 'run-around' car, our other car is a Ford S-Max but at over £400.00 on parts and labour cheap it's not been.

    Don't get me wrong it's great on the fuel side, full tank sets you back about £20-£25.00, insurance is next to nothing and the tax is £120.00 a year.

    You do get what you pay for with this car, a no frills, can with a steering wheel and four tyres.

    Were trading in our Noddy car for a Zafira in the next few weeks.

  • 1.0 EX 5dr

    A R , Wilkshire . Date: 07/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    "Ugly and not fun to drive. Only 4 seats and is a tight squeese, the Kelsia is not my kind of flavor. Actuarly it is quite bitter.

  • 1.0 EX 5dr

    robert owen , derbyshire . Date: 23/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    Fun to drive and is very nippy around town. Holds it own on the motorway. Very cheap to run and insure.Brings back memories of Mini driving in the 60/70s. You should not try to compare this car with more expensive cars. Its a budget car that performs extremely well for the price you pay.

  • 1.0 EX 5dr

    Alan Marshall Date: 10/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought a 52-plate Kelisa EXi last summer from a Perodua dealer. It had low milage, was spotless and came MOT'd and taxed with a 6-month warranty, for £1750. It's dependable and passed its first MOT in my ownership with no problems. I have done a fair milage and it's proved more than adequate for occasional long distance use. The interior plastics are cheap, but there's less exposed metal than in some rivals. If you're over 6ft you may find the driving position uncomfortable, but at 5ft 10 I find it acceptable and there is space to rest my clutch pedal foot. Running costs are excellent; the car feels lively enough to justify group 3 insurance while fuel economy and emissions compare favourably with many 5-plus year old superminis. The Kelisa is moderately fun to drive as long as you don't go mad in it, which isn't what it's designed for anyway. It's true that there is little equipment, but there's less to go wrong! Space is just adequate, but the rear bench seat can be easily removed, which gives more space than folding the back down. As far as character goes, it's what you make of it. The Kelisa is better looking than the Daihatsu Cuore on which it's based, and because it's so basic it's easy to 'customise'. Overall, I'd recommend the Kelisa as a used buy to anyone (under 6ft!) who wants to spend little money but still wants a decent car that's a bit different.

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