Outstanding value, roomy for a small car, well equipped, neatly styled
Some cheap interior plastics, noisy at motorway speeds
Daihatsu's second-generation Sirion is a deceptively spacious small hatchback, ideally suited to drivers looking for a compact car at an affordable price. There's a more European flavour to this Sirion over the old one - the styling is sharper, the handling has been improved (it's based on the 2006 Toyota Yaris) and it's well packaged inside. What Daihatsu hasn't changed is its value for money.
Standard equipment is impressive for such a small car - every Sirion has air conditioning, a CD player and electric windows - and list prices are enticing too.