I am interested in buying a new Daihatsu Terios, after looking through the brochure and internet reviews and refering to thelatest price list (Jan 2010) I approched my local Daihatsu dealer to book a test drive. To my amazement, he had no car he could let me test drive and told me that due to the exchange rate of the Yen and pound a new Terios would not be available for about another year.
I have spoken to several major dealers within the UK and Daihatsu (UK) themselves. they have all confirmed that a new Terios is not available.
Many dealers have a Terios demonstrator but cannot take orders for a new vehicle. I asked Daihatsu why they sent me a January 2010 catalogue and price list when they cannot supply the car and was told' we have to support our dealers and there are second hand vehicles about'.
I have spoken to trading standars about this and Daihatsu are breaking the law advertising and marketing a vehicle that cannot be supplied.
If anyone can explain the underlying reasoning for non availbility of the Terios, when other cars from Japan are available I would love to know.