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Daihatsu Charade Overview
The Daihatsu Charade is a Japanese designed car, manufactured by Daihatsu, the oldest car company in Japan. It comes under the class of supermini cars, although Daihatsu would prefer to call it a large compact due to their other range of smaller cars. This car has been in production for 35 years now, since 1977. It is cheap to buy, fun to drive, and has a well designed exterior and interior. It is well matched to its competitors in this class.
Daihatsu Charade History
The first generation G10 (1977-83) was originally designed as a 5-door hatchback but they soon introduced the 3-door version. It was to be the best selling car of 1979 in Japan. The G10 series 2 was introduced in 81 with minor changes, changing the round headlights to square.
The second generation G11 (1983-87) had a few more variations of the three cylinder 1.0L engine, including a turbo charged version. Updates were made to the suspension, alloys were available and a series 1 and 2 had both round and square shaped headlights.
The third generation G100 (1987-94) introduced a 1.3L four cylinder engine to the range with fuel injection as an option. In 91 they received a minor facelift on such things as interior and exterior and a 4x4 version also became available. A sedan version was introduced in this generation.
The fourth generation G200 (1993-2000) got rid of the 1.0L engines and the 1.3 became the standard size. All diesel engines were dropped at this stage and a new 1.5L engine was introduced. It was given a makeover in 1996 changing the look of the vehicle which was to cease in 2000.
The Daihatsu Charade was brought back into play in the UK as a 1.0L small car and available in 3 and 5 door hatchback.
Charade LXi SE
As the engines size was firstly a small 1.0 then the economy was great, especially for the diesel version of the car. The economy was still good on the 1.3 and 1.5 but is obviously better on the smaller engines.
Depending on the year of the car and the model type, there are both manual and automatic versions of the car. The earlier versions were only manual gearboxes but in later models the automatic gearbox became available. There are many Daihatsu gearbox parts available at Breakeryard, have a look at our page today.
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