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Daihatsu Materia (07-10) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

Loads of space inside, stands out from the crowd

CONS

Noisy at speed, styling divides opinion, no diesel option, unrefined ride

PROS

Loads of space inside, stands out from the crowd

CONS

Noisy at speed, styling divides opinion, no diesel option, unrefined ride

Verdict

The Materia is a small car that genuinely stands out from the crowd. You’ll either love its squared-off low-riding look or hate it. For those who love it, it’s worth considering it as an alternative to the Vauxhall Meriva and Nissan Note. That’s because with a decent standard equipment list, roomy interior and good build quality it makes quite a sensible buy.

It’s not a car that’s blisteringly quick or special to drive, but it is one that’s distinctive and guaranteed to get you noticed – whether you like it or not.

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