Hi All, just bought a new Silver Daihatsu Charade SL for my wife Jackie, my car is a Smart Passion. Not seen many of these Daihatsu's about so far, have many been sold?
We had previously a Daihatsu Charade 1.3 1996 P reg and Jackie had it for seven years, no problems except for a new clutch.
We are taking our new car for it's first long run tomorrow and note from the manual that you should not exceed 55mph for the first 1,000 miles not mentioned by the dealer!! They do not seem to state running in periods very much these days unless you ask.
Radio is a bit naff it is a Clarion and in strong sunlight you cannot see the display. Only one parcel shelf cord, even though there are facilities for two i.e. cord hole in shelf and clip location mount on the tailgate.
Build quality is not as good as the previous model we had, but it cost more in 1996, the other extras make up for it. Air Con Wow, definately the biz and cheap VED.
More later I think as we settle in