The Justy is better equipped than the Daihatsu Sirion on which it's based, but it costs around £1000 more, which is a lot at this end of the market. Most running costs will be low, with it averaging a healthy 56.5mpg and owners paying just £35 per year in road tax. However, the group 5 insurance rating may prove prohibitive for younger drivers.
Subaru Justy Hatchback quality & reliability
Subaru gives buyers the reassurance of a five-year warranty, but you should have little use for it if the Justy proves as reliable as its Daihatsu Sirion sister car. Everything in the cabin feels sturdily constructed, too, even if some of the plastics appear to have been chosen for durability rather than tactile appeal.
Subaru Justy Hatchback safety & security
Front, side and curtain airbags are fitted as standard, along with anti-lock brakes linked to the latest electronic stopping aids. You don't get stability control to prevent mid-corner slides, though. It's mixed news on the security front, too, because although an alarm is fitted, there are no deadlocks to deter smash-and-grab criminals.