Hi, I'm new on this forum and a great fan of the Daihatsu.
I currently share the use of a Daihatsu Charade (1985 Turbo diesel 5 door hatchback) with my sister. It is in very good condition. Goes like a bomb and always sails through its MOT with very little to do on it. Sometimes we think it would be really nice to sell it and get a nice modern car but it is just sooooo dependable, even if it hasn't got power steering or other mod cons such as electric windows and airbags. I think it is going to go on forever because it has got so many "mechanical" working parts that can easily be replaced, not like today's modern cars which have loads of electrical things that seem to break easily. Recently the ignition lock jammed (AA man said it had worn through age, not surprisingly, and he was so fascinated by the car he asked to have a look at the engine even though that was fine). It was really easy to get another part and was replaced in days. What a great car the Daihatsu is for reliability. But don't see many others on the road. Anyone else got one?