Review: Daihatsu Sirion (1998 – 2005)


Inexpensive to buy and run. Good result in 2003 JD Power Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Curious goggle eyed styling and not the most sophisticated road manners. Folds up in a comparatively minor crash.

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7 May 2013

Reader email described car folding up in a relatively minor impact that hardly damaged the other car. Read more

3 June 2002

Updated with new entry level 1.0EL automatic or 1.3EL manual each at £7,995, new four-wheel drive '4trak' at £9,995 and new 110bhp Rally 2 and Rally 4 models with top speed of 115mph and 0-60... Read more

10 October 2001

Further recall for same reason. Read more

Daihatsu Sirion (1998 – 2005): At A Glance

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Thanks for recommending the Daihatsu Sirion.

Six years ago I bought, on your recommendation, a Daihatsu Sirion F-Speed. Yesterday, after six years of uneventful motoring, I part exchanged it for an Hyundai i10. All I have bought for the Daihatsu has been petrol, oil, tyres, brake pads and one lamp bulb. Not too bad really! I look forward to similar event-free motoring with my i10.
That's pretty good. Tony Dron swears by the Sirion 1.3 as well, and all six feet seven inches of him gets inside.
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