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Daihatsu Cuore

Daihatsu Cuore

Rating

2 stars

Quick Summary

Not recommended. Compact city car offering tough construction and a super-economical engine. But it has a cramped cabin, is dynamically unaccomplished and feels underpowered on the open road.

Full Road Test

Fabled reliability and one of the better aftersales packages makes the Cuore a sensible, no-frills form of personal transport. The buzzy 1.0 petrol engine has only three cylinders, and while it serves perfectly well in town it lacks the pace for confident overtaking on motorways or country roads. Ride quality is slightly lumpy over rough surfaces and the Cuore cannot muster much in the way of grip from its skinny tyres, although handling behaviour is safe enough. The narrow cabin means there is not much shoulder-room, and the quality of fit-and-finish are considerably behind more modern rivals. Limited equipment, especially on the spartan base model. Three year warranty and free servicing on all versions.

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