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Hi my names Pete, & I took early retirement!! Recently I went from a Daewhoo Leganza, to a Skoda Superb, Then I slightly downsized to my current car a Dodge Caliber SXT 2 litre with Cvt Trans. Its a great car & i,ve done some minor custom mods. Due to the current economic climate I feel the need to downsize again to maybe a Materia or a Sirion.... Going to book a Test Drive soon ,, Any Ideas or comments.... Will post again soon!!!!

Test Drive!!

2003 Sirion SL 1300. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape much.

I wouldn't be able to say to be honest.
The Sirion is a lovely car to drive although I prefer the old shape.
Most come completely loaded and you will want for nothing.

The Materia is a really wierd Shape. But am led to understand a great car to drive but loadsa money to buy.

Test em both - Take your pick.
Tell us what you decide. I'm sure many of us will be interested in your thoughts.

BobF

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Thanks

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Thanks for that Bobf... I may contact the Dealer Tommorow . I notice on his Web he has a Demo Model Materia with £3,000 Off list.... I,ll check it out & keep you posted!!!

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1.3 SX

Going to dealers tommorow ( Fiday)... However I found reference to the Sirion SX model ( twin exhausts , better kit ETC) I cant find any reference to it in the brochure. Does anyone know if its still a current Model , or was it limited edition??? Help

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The 1.3 SX I think was a

The 1.3 SX I think was a special edition. However when they did the revamp of the range it became a standard model with a 1.5 engine instead of the 1.3. It's on the Daihatsu wesbite. There is also the SX+ model which has a few more extras too...

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Cheers stevie.... Got You!!!

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Nice!!

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I went to Local dealers yesterday & had a good look around the Materia, I was really impressed by it . I had a pull & push of all the bells & whistles & checked out all its quirky features. I really liked the sliding rear seat so you can customise rear leg room into boot space. Unfortunatly the Demo model wasnt available as the salesman was off sick... Not to worry ,I have booked another drive next week, Plus I have another dealer another 12 miles from this one . I am also goingto check this one out to see his stock......& of course it all boils down to doing the best deal I can.....Due to the Economic climate , I need to see whitch dealer really is desparate to sell a car!!!!!

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Sounds like a good plan,

Sounds like a good plan, there are a few on autotrader so it's definitely worth bartering!

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I managed to do the test drive in the Materia & i loved it, appart from the fact I didnt think the drivers seat had enough side support. HOWEVER!!!!! back in the Showroom , I thought I'd just have a seat in the Terios. Well that put the Cat amongst the pigeons!! Visibility was great , seats felt comfy, lots of room in such a small4x4. Loved the dashboard, & everything else...They didnt have a demo on site so I didnt get a drive... But i must admit its looks & style are more my sort of car... so its back to the drawing board & a lot more research. I didnt realise it was such hard work buying a car!!! Will be posting again soon... PHew!!!!

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Quote: I managed to do the

Quote:I managed to do the test drive in the Materia & i loved it, appart from the fact I didnt think the drivers seat had enough side support. HOWEVER!!!!! back in the Showroom , I thought I'd just have a seat in the Terios. Well that put the Cat amongst the pigeons!! Visibility was great , seats felt comfy, lots of room in such a small4x4. Loved the dashboard, & everything else...They didnt have a demo on site so I didnt get a drive... But i must admit its looks & style are more my sort of car... so its back to the drawing board & a lot more research. I didnt realise it was such hard work buying a car!!! Will be posting again soon... PHew!!!!

Hehe you've fallen into the trap then Smile Keep us posted on how you do, a couple of people have Terios' round here, they are nice looking 4wds Smile

Great testament to Daihatsu

Great testament to Daihatsu that you like so many of their cars. My Son in Law fancied a Terios so I went with him and rode as a passenger on test drive. Its a really smart little 4 x 4 and has grown up a bit from the excellent older model. He didn't buy as he wanted a bit more performance but we both loved the car. Looking forward to your comments when you get to drive one!.Good Luck.!

Terios Test Drive!!!

Hi Folks & thanks for all you supportive comments.... To day my Mrs wanted to go to Worcester for a look around & some Lunch-- Its about 25 miles from me , but its a morning out. On the way there I knew I had to pass Another Daihatsu Dealer, so passing by I popped in on Spec. Salesman was brilliant , & soon had me a Terios Demo all trade plated up & ready to go. He didnt want tp come with me & Mrs. He just made a photo copy of my Licence & off we went in a bright Blue Sx. ( Manual shift). Beautiful gear box , with crisp sweet changes, Smooth . Quiet.Great visibility & I found enough power for me. Good Grip just a little bounce & the seats a little squashy, But nothing to put me off. Lots of room & comfy.
Now the downside. I showed an interest in this demo model, wich was for sale at a bit of a silly cheap price with only 450 miles on clock. But I wnew what I wanted for my Dodge Caliber & in all honesty , the salesman would not commit himself on a PX price , being a bit of an unknown quantity he needed to ring around the trade to see what it is worth. I love the Terios , but I am not going to give my Caliber away at a silly price. Anyway I await his phone call & see what kind of a deal wee can cook up between us....If it all goes Pearshaped I dont mind keeping my old car for a couple more years....`wish me luck!!!

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Glad you liked it

Glad you liked it Hunter,

They really are a tidy motor and I imagine a joy to own. Hope you manage to seal the deal.

I know what you mean about trade ins. They don't want to know. I was offered such a poor price for my 05 Fabia 1.9TDI that I bought my Sirion Rally and sold the Fabia privately for almost £1000 more than trade in offer. Through Auto trader. It was a bit scary though as I had 2 cars on my drive for a while. Much better if you can sell your own BEFORE you buy the other.
Anyway I wish you all the best and please let us know if you do manage to get a Terios.

Hi Pete The best thing to do

Hi Pete

The best thing to do is to test drive them both and see which you prefer. I have a Sirion and it is a great car, very roomy, very economical (it's the 1.0 version) but if I could afford it would be a toss up between the Materia or a Sirion SX. Keep us posted on how you get on.

Hi Pete, I took a test drive

Hi Pete,
I took a test drive in the 1.5 SX Sirion. Super car but I expected better performance. I went on to buy the older shape Sirion Rally 2 which is a hoot. However, I also found this to be more pedestrian than expected until I discovered it needs at least 4000rpm, then it flies.
Had I known this I would have tried driving the SX in a similar manner to see what response it has. I too prefer the older less boxy shape but there's no doubting the quality of the new Sirion. Just the ticket for us "oldies". I too am retired! By the way I changed to the Rally 2 from a Skoda Fabia 1.9TDi 05. model and its great..no more wet carpets as the fabia is plagued with.

Test Drive.

2003 Sirion SL 1300. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape much.

Did you not test drive the Materia?

Ah well - Glad you like to Rally 2.

Nice Car. - Enjoy.

BobF.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.