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Daihatsu Terios (06-10) - rated 3.5 out of 5

In retrospect there’s an argument the two generations of Daihatsu Terios sold in Britain were somewhat ahead of their time.

First on sale back in 1997, here was a small SUV, with four-wheel drive, powered by an economical 1.3-litre petrol engine – long before the current fashion for small crossovers took hold.

Its key rival was the Suzuki Jimny, which although was more rugged than its competitor from Daihatsu, has somehow survived and continues to be sold.

Daihatsu even sold the Terios with a number of personalisation options so in favour with buyers in this segment today, with body side graphics and chrome exterior detailing packs in addition to the vibrant turquoise and purple paint schemes on offer with contrasting silver wheel arch extensions.