Daihatsu Charade (2003–2006)
All new, smaller Charade unveiled at Geneva Motor Show. Very low 114g/km CO2 emissions qualifies for £35pa VED. Does 100mph with 0-60 in 11.9 seconds. Has ride and refinement equivalent of Renault Clio.
Height adjustable steering wheel and standard speed sensitive PAS. Options of ABS with EBD, 4-speed autobox, CD, electric windows and door mirrors. Ideal for small garages. 157 litre boot up to 421 litres to window level with back seats down. Combined economy of 58.9mpg. 989cc twin-cam 3 cylinder 12 valve engine puts out 58.5PS at 6,000rpm and 67.1 lb ft torque at 4,000rpm. 21.7mph per 1,000 rpm in 5th for motorway cruising. Prices from £5,995 for EL 3-dr which comes with PAS, ABS with EBD, driver and passenger airbags, central locking, electric front windows and a radio/CD player. Great value for money and goes quite well. Permanent price cuts from March 2005 bring price of EL 3-dr down to £5,695.
3,410 (11' 2") long x 1,475mm (4' 10") wide x 1,500mm high.
Revised range from May 2006 with improved handling and greater comfort. Based on previous 1.0 litre EL model, range comprises three or five-door manual or automatic starting at £6,460 on-the-road. SL models have been dropped. Standard equipment includes air-conditioning, interior trim is new and front seats have been lengthened by 30 mm for improved support. New front grille and bumper. Suspension has been thoroughly revised with a front anti-roll bar and retuned dampers to reduce body roll and sharpen handling.
Front discs now ventilated. ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) which optimises braking force according to the weight distribution of passengers and luggage. CO2 reading of 114 g/km which qualifies it for a £40 Road Fund Licence for 12 months. Fuel economy 68.9 mpg Extra Urban for the manual which also boasts a top speed of almost 100 mph. Driver and passenger airbags, electric front windows and door mirrors, central locking and a radio/CD player. Three year unlimited mileage warranty and roadside assistance plus a six year anti-perforation warranty.
Charade 1.0 litre 3-door Manual: £6,460.00 on-the-road
Charade 1.0 litre 3-door Automatic: £7,215.00 on-the-road
Charade 1.0 litre 5-door Manual: £6,960.00 on-the-road
Charade 1.0 litre 5-door Automatic: £7,715.00 on-the-road