Daihatsu Terios (2006 – 2009) Review

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Daihatsu Terios (2006 – 2009) At A Glance


+Better than the previous Terios model and decent off road.

-Lacks road manners.

Insurance Groups are between 12–13
On average it achieves 94% of the official MPG figure

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Real MPG average for a Daihatsu Terios (2006 – 2009)


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Average performance


Real MPG

24–37 mpg

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I'm looking to replace my Daihatsu Terios - what would be a suitable new car?
"I love my Daihatsu Terios, which I have had now for about 10 years. I call it the Tardis as it is deceptively roomy. I'm now looking to buy something similar - high driving position and not too wide or long. I am 70 years old and vertically challenged so I like the seating position of the Terios. Not too confident about parking a bigger vehicle either. I prefer 4/5 door and AWD. I also like the reversing sensors and am looking maybe for an in-car sat-nav. What would you suggest? "
A Suzuki Jimny is probably the closest thing you can get to a Terios today. It's not a driving experience that'll be appreciated by everyone, however. Consider a Suzuki Vitara or Fiat Panda 4x4, too.
Answered by Andrew Brady
Replacing a Daihatsu Terios - what do you suggest?
"We can no longer buy the Daihatsu Terios in the UK. Should we keep our current model (90,000 miles) or is there something similar available? "
Surprisingly, the Suzuki Jimny is still being made and will continue until 2016.
Answered by Honest John
Rotten egg smell - is it the catalytic converter?
"My Daihatsu Terios has developed a rotten egg smell, emitting from the exhaust. Is it the catalytic converter? Should Diahatsu replace the vehicle?"
Will be the cat converter, probably as a result of the sulphur in the petrol you have been using. Use better petrol and the cat converter should not have a problem. (Daihatsus have not been officially imported to the UK since 2009)
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Looking for a budget 4x4
"I'm looking to replace my Ford Focus with something that I can comfortably use on a bumpy and muddy tracks in all weathers. I only have £3500 to spent and was considering the Skoda Octavia Scout, do you have any suggestions?"
Small: a Daihatsu Terios or FIAT Panda 4x4 or Suzuki Ignis 4x4. Bigger, a Honda HRV if you can find a good one. Don't recommend a Rover 'StreetWise'.
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