Thanks to low prices and a frugal engine, the Kelisa is cheap to run. However, you may have to travel to get it serviced as there are few dealers around. Insurance is group 3 and although depreciation looks heavy as percentages, it's so cheap that even 50% depreciation is around £2500 - no worse than any other car.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,058 - £1,353 *|
* 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||Every 10,000 miles.|
|Warranty||Two years/24,000 miles.|
|Road tax (12 months)||
£125 - £200
See tax rates for all versions
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.
The Kelisa is eco-friendly with CO2 emissions of 121g/km of CO2, but if this figure was below 120g/km, it would be considerably cheaper to tax. Most other small 1.0-litre cars emit less. Economy is good though with an average of 55mpg.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|1.0 Petrol||121 g/km (Min)||£125|
|1.0 Petrol||153 g/km (Max)||£200|
Some of materials inside look cheap, but the Kelisa doesn't feel too flimsy. The platform comes from the Daihatsu Cuore (Daihatsu own a large stake in Perodua), which has a reputation for solid build quality. The warranty from new was only two years or 24,000 miles where most firms offer at least three years and 36,000 miles.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported.|
|Other||A recall in 2005 where the handbrake may not work correctly.|