Comments - Horrible Small Cars: Daihatsu Charade

Published: Feb 08, 2013
Description: The thing you need to know about the Daihatsu Charade is that they called it the Charade, a name which even the dictionary connects to absurdity. The name didn't sound so terrible to the Japanese...
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Chris Mallinson Feb 09, 2013
De tomasso gtii
Carlos Dorantes Feb 09, 2013
A friend of mine had one in high school, it was the Turbo model and it was wicked fast!!!
Ian Banneville Feb 08, 2013
What about the GTti? 3 cylinder, twin cam, turbo, inter cooled... 1.0 litre, 100bhp... sounded just like a Porsche 911! Rest of the range was rubbish though...
Adam Thomson Feb 09, 2013
Now thats how a car should be modified.
Lou Guerrero Feb 08, 2013
Looks like a show car donut could be interfooled.
Bobaloo Anderson Feb 08, 2013
Ashton Summers Feb 08, 2013
Better watch out!
Braxton Omgbased Booker Feb 08, 2013
Carlos Dorantes Feb 09, 2013
Michael Chase Feb 08, 2013
Want some car to go with that wing?
Drew Humphrey Feb 08, 2013
Not bad
Description: Daihatsu is now a Toyota brand, but the company was originally founded in 1907 under the name Hatsudoki Seizo Co. and it is actually Japan's oldest automaker. The name was changed to Daihatsu in ...
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Description: The Charade began life in 1977, and took much of the Japanese auto industry by surprise. The car was a small hatchback with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, and with new emissions regulations coming...
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Anthony Yantha Feb 09, 2013
Eew the rear fender is ugly
Frederick Perez Feb 09, 2013
Like this car- saw this alot back home
Zaire Wilkins Feb 08, 2013
Kinda reminds me of the 86' civic
Jack Howard Feb 08, 2013
HELLAFLUSH! This things a POS
Hendon Feb 08, 2013
our first car was the 4 door version. no power anything not even a radio but I loved that car sooooooo much.
Lou Guerrero Feb 08, 2013
Owner clearly takes care if his car and keeps it clean. Nothing wrong Ruth that even if it only makes 50 HP
Bobaloo Anderson Feb 08, 2013
How is this a horrible car it looks pretty good
Haoliang Li Feb 08, 2013
Chinese copied this car and it was successful until 2000.
Ashton Summers Feb 08, 2013
Subaru total ripped this color combo off with the STI
Matty Michaels Feb 08, 2013
Are those 8"s?
Cory Deines Feb 08, 2013
Not a bad looking little hatch for the time. Better than the Geo Metro.
Dylan Bruder Feb 08, 2013
It's evil!
Description: It had some success in Europe early on as well, with Greece becoming a big market, and production of a Greek market-specific version being set up locally. The Charade would become a much more serious ...
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Ashton Summers Feb 08, 2013
12 is underrated, gives you more time to hear the engine roar.
Description: Daihatsu worked with Alejandro de Tomaso to make a WRC version of the car, which competed briefly in Group B rallying before the class was ended. This was a big step forward for the car, and on the st...
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Hendon Feb 08, 2013
ahhh that looks like a starlet engine. 4efe I think it is.
Haoliang Li Feb 08, 2013
Actually, the 8A engine wasn't bad in terms of reliability.
Ashton Summers Feb 08, 2013
Watch out Golf R and Focus ST.
Matty Michaels Feb 08, 2013
Dave Rain Feb 09, 2013
The rust in the interior door panel.
Dale Schroeder Feb 09, 2013
As far as cheap car interiors go, it really isn't that bad. Especially for a cheap car from the '80s.
Adam Thomson Feb 09, 2013
I like it
Dylan Bruder Feb 08, 2013
I can't believe everyone loves this
Ashton Summers Feb 08, 2013
Cheap and cheerful.
Joel Haberli Feb 08, 2013
Awesome interior!
Description: It was generally agreed that they were well-built cars, and Daihatsu used to make the claim it was like a Geo Metro with "BMW-like quality". But build quality was never the problem with the ...
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Description: Following this, the brand was pulled out of the Australian market, and plans have been announced to pull out of Europe as well, which will happen sometime this year. Daihatsu is now essentially in the...
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Dylan Porteous Feb 09, 2013
I think that's why it says turbo on it lol
Adam Thomson Feb 08, 2013
This one rocks
Lou Guerrero Feb 08, 2013
I think this is the turbo model.
Austin Bride Feb 08, 2013