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Used Daihatsu Sirion 1998 - 2005 review

(1998 - 2005)
Daihatsu Sirion (98 - 05)
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What used Daihatsu Sirion hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Daihatsu Sirion hatchback?

Early versions can be picked up for next to nothing, and since the later cars weren't much better, we'd recommend a pre-2000 one to keep your costs right down. That said, even the latest '04/04 models can be had for less than half the original price, which was cheap to start with.

It's the Sirion's fuel economy that's especially impressive, though. Buy the 1.0-litre and you'll get an average of 51.4mpg, which is good enough to outstrip almost any other petrol-powered supermini. The 1.3 isn't bad, either, returning an average of 49.6mpg, and even the daft F-Speed and 4trak versions will do 44.8mpg.

Insurance costs aren't as great, though. The breathless little 1.0 will cost you a group five premium, while choosing the 1.3 SL will hike this up to group eight. The F-Speed and 4trak models sit in groups eight and nine, respectively. Servicing is pricey, too, despite competitive 12,000-mile service intervals.