Review: Daihatsu Materia (2007 – 2009)


Plenty of passenger space for its size. High level of standard specification. Versatile rear seat layout. Bold styling.

It certainly stands out but it's far from handsome. Interior quality could be better.

Daihatsu Materia (2007 – 2009): At A Glance

What does a Daihatsu Materia (2007 – 2009) cost?

Real MPG average for a Daihatsu Materia (2007 – 2009)

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36–48 mpg

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Recommendations for a small MPV?

I currently have a Daihatsu Materia which is a great car but I'm due to change it for a new car. What would you recommend? I'm after something funky looking with great space that drives like a small car and has bags of room with a large flat boot. I'd like something more economical but with the same character.
Citroen C3 Picasso for funky looks and space. Or a Kia Venga or a Hyundai ix20 diesel.
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