Hi to all Daihatsis - looks like we're joining you. My wife Sarasi's just bought a little silver and chrome 2001 Sirion 1300 auto, 7,800miles, Ã‚Â£3800. As I'm a lifelong Fiat man, a Punto Sporting (86bhp 1242cc dohc vvt multipoint) was top of her list but I admit the Sirion she eventually chose looks good. While waiting for the cheque to clear, can you guys tell us more?
Some specs say 100bhp @ 7000rpm, 89lb.ft @ 3200rpm for 2001 but for 2005, only 86bhp @ 6000rpm, 89lb.ft @ 4000rpm. Seems retrograde - is that right? If peak power's at 7000rpm, what's the rev limit? In an auto, you'd have to use the manual up/down gearshift buttons on the steering wheel, to pull those revs? What other cars, Toyotas etc. is this 1298cc K3 dohc dvvt multipoint engine used in? What's the d in dvvt mean? What's it like on handling, braking etc? And as Arturo Ui http://www.daihatsu-drivers.co.uk/node/3765 says, ride quality? And noise? I hope Sarasi won't regret her choice on those points. Any Sirions or other small 2wd Daihatsus used in motorsport? Any performance (handling) bits available? Look forward to hearing!