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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Running costs

4 out of 5 4.0

It's insurance Group 3 and will average around 55mpg (more, if driven sensibly). Residuals look good for now, but service intervals are very short at 6000 miles. Most won't do too many miles, but it would be easy to miss a service without realising.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,003 - £1,238 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period 6000 miles.
Warranty Mechanical three years, bodywork six years.
Road tax (12 months) £30 - £145
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 13
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.

Green credentials

5 out of 5 5.0

Charade scores remarkably well on the eco front. With an average of 127 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are comparably low for a mini hatchback. It's worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.0-litre petrol, which is one of the greenest models in the range.

The range is very frugal, averaging 53 mpg.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.0 Petrol 114 g/km (Min) £30
1.0 Petrol 140 g/km (Max) £145


3.5 out of 5 3.5

A long history of building go-anywhere off-roaders has given Daihatsu a proven record for reliability. The Charade may look cheeky and feel a bit flimsy when you slam the doors, but it has the makings of a tough little car.

Car checklist problem points

Body Look out for car parking dents.
Engine / gearbox Nothing reported.
Other Nothing reported.

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