Here's an amusing little car I've just bought. It's a 1999 Daihatsu Naked. Recently imported from Japan, like all small Daihatsus, it's a hoot to drive. It's got a NA 659cc 3 cylinder, twin cam VVTi engine powering the front wheels through a four-speed automatic gearbox. They also come in turbocharged and four wheel drive form. The contrasting body panels are common however this car's have been changed to metallic green at some point, presumably to match the green interior. It's got air conditioning, hydraulic power steering, removable rear seats, movable telescopic poles inside in the roof, I believe for storing fishing rods and such like. It handles reasonably well, better than my younger Daihatsu Charade. What do we reckon to it?
That's was there ever a manual gearbox attached to the turbo / 4wd version?
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I'd like to see it next to a normal car to gauge size comparisons - is it wagon r size?
Yes, that's about right, both being Kei cars, they have almost identical proportions, making the most of the Kei class (max length 3.4m, max width 1.48m, max height 2m). Strangely, it has much better leg room front and rear than my Subaru Impreza! Ferg