Used Daihatsu Terios 1997 - 2006 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

1997 - 2006 review
Daihatsu Terios (97 - 06)
  • Daihatsu Terios (97 - 06)
  • Daihatsu Terios (97 - 06)
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Daihatsu Terios 4x4?

Daihatsu is a small-selling brand, and the Terios one of its smaller sellers, so finding out exactly how the car behaves is tricky. Warranty Direct tells us that, in its experience, the engines are very strong, but that the coolant needs checking regularly and that exhausts can perish after just 18 months if the car is used primarily for short trips.

On the plus side, no recalls have ever affected the car and that Toyota Yairs engine should prove extremely reliable.

Lastly, if the owners' reviews at are anything to go - almost unanimous praise for the reliability - buyers should have nothing to fear.

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