Daihatsu Charade for Sale
The Daihatsu Charade is a compact car manufactured by Daihatsu. Daihatsu markets Charade as a compact on the larger side as compared to other compacts which are smaller than Charade. Daihatsu started manufacturing Charade in 1977 until the line was discontinued in 2002 to be replaced by the Sirion and Sitoria models. The name of the car, Charade, comes from the famous French race circuit of the same name which was the venue for the French Automobile Grand Prix in the years 1965, 1969, 1970 and 1972. You can find a huge collection of Daihatsu Charade for sale in Pakistan at Carmudi.
Reasons to Buy Daihatsu Charade
Daihatsu Charade Specifications
Daihatsu Charade was manufactured from 1972 to 2002 which is a measure of the success of the model. In total, Daihatsu Charade passed through four different versions over its twenty-five year life. Naturally, with the evolution of technology over more than five decades, the last generation Charades were quite different from their earlier versions. Daihatsu Charade won the “Car of the Year” award in Japan for the year 1979 due to its excellent fuel economy. In general all Daihatsu Charade versions available in Pakistan have following specifications in common:
- First generation Charades were only fabricated with a 993 cc engine. With the subsequent generations 1.3L models also came on the market. Now both type of engines can be found on the Pakistani market.
- The 3-door versions only have a 843 cc petrol engine.
- It has a front engine, and a front wheel drive
- 4+1 speed manual transmission or 4 speed automatic transmission.
- The first generation only came in Petrol version but later generations came with both Diesel and Petrol versions. Hence both Petrol and Diesel engine Charade cars are available on Pakistani market.
- Only 5 doors coupé design body styles are available in Pakistan
Daihatsu Charade Fuel Consumption
The 1992 Daihatsu Charade is known to give an average fuel economy of 14.0 km/L.
Daihatsu Charade Review of Design
Charade is one of the bigger compact cars made by the Daihatsu corporation. It has a hatchback design which ensures compactness. A production life of twenty-five years meant that the earlier models differed considerably from the more recent models. In order to increase the storage space, as well as to make Charade attractive in export markets in Europe and Latin America, from the second generation onwards, Daihatsu started shipping Charade with high roofs. Finally, with the third generation Daihatsu even released a 4-doors sedan model as well for the European and Australian markets.
Daihatsu Charade Exterior
The Daihatsu Charade possesses a very simple and sober exterior design. The 1984 models feature a honeycomb front grille while the models after 1988 are equipped with new horizontal front bars. The vehicle is compact enough to drive easily in metropolitan cities with huge traffic.
Daihatsu Charade Colors
Daihatsu Charade was originally available in a wide range of colors such as white, black, metallic grey, blue etc. in Pakistan. But as we have mentioned that the car was discontinued in 2000, it can now be found in custom after-market colors as well, since many Charades cruising the roads of Pakistan are repainted.
Daihatsu Charade Interior
Just like the exterior, the interior is also very plain and simple with comfortable seats and a straightforward front panel which has a slot for a CD/DVD player.
Daihatsu Charade Safety and Security Features
The Charade has no prominent safety features.
Standout Features of Charade
Daihatsu Charade became an overnight success in Japan upon its release. The reasons were its exceptional fuel economy and compactness. Daihatsu Charade combined fuel efficiency, compactness and power in a package which was appreciated a lot by the Japanese public initially and by the global consumers worldwide later on as the exports rolled out.
Price and Availability of Daihatsu Charade
Daihatsu Charade was originally available in a wide range of colors such as white, black, metallic grey, blue etc. in Pakistan. But as we have mentioned that the car was discontinued in 2000, it can now be found in custom after-market colors as well since many Charades cruising the roads of Pakistan are repainted. Its price varies depending on the mileage, condition, color and year of fabrication and generally ranges between PKR 125,000 to PKR 500,000 or even more. Below you can find average prices of Daihatsu Charade cars according to current Carmudi listings:
Daihatsu Charade 1988 Average Price: PKR 3.2 Lacs
Daihatsu Charade 1987 Average Price: PKR 3 Lacs
Daihatsu Charade 1986 Average Price: PKR 2.4 Lacs
Daihatsu Charade 1985 Average Price: PKR 1.7 Lacs
Daihatsu Charade 1984 Average Price: PKR 1.6 Lacs
Daihatsu Charade is a standout urban car which is ideal for small families or young professional just starting their careers and looking for their first cars. The aftersale services and spare parts network for Daihatsu in Pakistán is governed by Toyota distributors. Due to this reason Charade does not face any problems regarding the supply of spare parts. We here at Carmudi strongly recommend Daihatsu Charade.