Perodua Myvi (2006–)
Plenty of headroom and comfortable seating possible for four adults thanks to tall-sided styling.
Good boot size and easy to access thanks to large tailgate opening and a boot floor almost flush with the load sill.
Cabin quality is much better than you might expect, which means Myvi should prove long-lived.
Reader reports an average 38mpg in town from a 1.3 manual.
What to watch out for
Driver’s view over the left shoulder is hampered by the thick rear pillars, which can make changing lane on the motorway more difficult than necessary.
The driver’s seat padding is not quite sufficient to offer support and comfort on longer trips.
Modern rivals offer considerably more safety equipment as standard than the Myvi.
The Myvi’s sister Daihatsu Sirion performed averagely in Euro NCAP crash tests.
If you cannot get parts easily, try to source via a Daihatsu or Toyota dealer.
One instance reported of PAS belt failing.
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