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Daihatsu Charade 1987-93

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I've worked myself up to a point where I just have to have another. Much less ubiquitous than the last time I looked for one, there are hardly any for sale!

Here is number one, Daihatsu Charade Turbo "5dr petrol turbo"

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I was still in school when I got that, swapped a Volvo 240 Estate for it then bragged about my Turbo a lot :)

Wasn't very fast. Single cam 993cc 3 pot, unlike the twin cam GTti rocket pocket.

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This was number 2 a Charade CX Automatic 1.3. It was giffer owned and very low miles and I completely ruined it, with help from friends, one hit Spar with it mistaking one pedal for the other, and another friend hit a huge concrete block in a field. And that was the end of it. Have a lot of happy memories of this car, as it was one of the first I ever drove legally after passing my test.

 

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The mother of a friend at school had such a Charade, a red three-door with 4WD. Typical Austria-Edition. :mrgreen: I had the "pleasure" to be driven home in it from school (~ 12km) twice or three times a week. All I remember is, it was horribly loud inside. Very loud engine, the stones chipping in the wheelarches were very loud during wintertime, somehow it was just a tincan with an engine.

 

But it drove everywhere, no matter how bad the snow and ice was.

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Number 3, Charade CX 1.3 manual. This was a PX bought from a Citroen dealer in Catterick. They had drawn PX your old banger all down the side, I liberated it for parts after the Spar incident. We had some fun in it first.

 

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In 2006 I had a dilemma on my hands. Working for IBM at the time and in top form financially I was trying to figure out which to buy:

 

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I opted for Charade number 4, a GTti. Bought unseen in eBay auction. Had it trailered up from Birmingham as it was a non runner. While parked up at mates abattoir his brother put the window through, and took it to his scrapyard. I towwed it back, hoovered it out and quickly sold it. Never got it going but the lad I sold it to did, in a few hours.

 

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Pissed me right off that did.

 

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Saldy no love for the 4th generation or G200, or Id have the black GTI from Gumtree already!

 

So I'm in the market for one, current budget £200 but by Christmas I should have about £800. I doubt I'll spend that much but this one could do with being as good as I can find for the right price. Normally I just buy any old shite and don't think much of the months of work to get an MOT. But this Charade will be a keeper. Colour is unimportant, as is engine, as is trim level, although I don't really want the top spec GXI. It had color coded bumpers, I want black. And I want the CX seats........ Giffermatic would be as desirable as manual, I do t have much experience with a manual Charade. Maybe three Charades would be best!

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This is where I want to be sat. CX trim. This was the Charade Turbo.

 

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How could anyone possibly get excited about a flippin Daihatsu Charade!! Hehe

 

Final thoughts, I don't own a Japanese car. I don't own a Turbo (Cossie doesn't count as its engineless) I don't own a Charade and I don't own a diesel. So how many boxes would a Charade DT tick.

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So will you be bidding on this SambaS? Yep so long as it remains within budget.

 

1993 Daihatsu Charade 1.3 CXI Automatic. 16 valver four pot. Go well these!

 

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1993-DAIHATSU-CHARADE-AUTO-GREEN-Amazing-condition-38k-miles-1-previous-owner-/291246276997?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item43cfa18185

 

Pros:

 

Charade

Automatic

Condition

Mileage

Black bumpers

Possible free cup of tea in deal

 

Cons:

 

Colour

Wrong Interior

Condition (thus price)

Owner uses colloquialism "simples" in advert

Owner has "been around the block a couple of times"

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Oh GOOD LORD!

 

Way over budget but she's perfect and a really early G100!

 

1987 Daihatsu Charade 1.0 CX Automatic

 

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Pros:

 

Charade

Automatic

Condition

Mileage

Black bumpers

One of the first on a D

Colour

 

Cons:

 

Wrong Interior

Price

Price

Price

Price

Price

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She's a 1992 K reg Charade GXI Automatic 1.3 16v in white 15,000 miles.

 

Is it still for sale; "weelll, kinda yes and no......

 

If you can offer me over £90 the scrap man is coming for it early next week you see".

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I could right now but its 300 miles away.

 

I'm trying to formulate a plot.

 

1. He says it needs a fuel pump and petrol pipes. So I couldn't drive it back without going armed with those. Pump £40 ebay. Lines few quid.

2. Will that be all it needs to get it going.

3. Train £100 to Redruth, National Express £60.

4. Fuel home £40.

5. Would need booking in for MOT.

6. Ã‚£36 day insurance for Charade

 

Other potential option A frame or trailer with Polonez.

 

1. £120 fuel round trip

2. £79 TAX for Polonez

£. £36 Day insurance for Polonez

4. £36 day insurance for Charade (if on A Frame).

 

I think I literally have £200 free so whatever way I look at it, I cant do this within the given time frame.

 

WHY DID I PAY MY FUCKING BILLS YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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