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Used Daihatsu Terios 1997 - 2006 review

(1997 - 2006)
Daihatsu Terios (97 - 06)
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What used Daihatsu Terios 4x4 will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Daihatsu Terios 4x4?

Although limited availability keeps used prices for the Terios quite high, it remains one of the very cheapest ways into a 4x4. Its most obvious rival is the Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin, but the Daihatsu is a much cheaper buy in the used market.

For fuel economy, too, the Terios looks a much better bet, especially if you buy a face-lifted model, as its engine returns 36.7mpg on the combined cycle, which is much better than both the Mitsubishi and the Kia Sportage.

For insurance, the Terios is the cheapest of the three, and while its routine maintenance costs are on a par with the Sportage's, it's much cheaper than the Shogun Pinin's.

Warranty Direct tells us that repair costs on Daihatsus are no more costly than average, and that dealer labour rates are among the very lowest.