Tagged by Daihatsu like a ‘super city’ car, the Charade is a pleasingly competent little performer at cheaper prices.
The only engine choice is a one litre, three cylinder units which delivers excellent economy, yet proves adequate for the cut and thrust of city driving.
Handling is newly made, and accommodation is all about what you will expect in these kinds of car.
Standard equipment over the range includes power steering, electric front windows and door mirrors, central locking, a CD tuner, driver and passenger airbags and ABS with Electronic Brake force Distribution – everything that might not be expected in this type of small car.
Nobody is ever going to get excited about the styling from the Charade, but what it really lacks in pizzazz it makes track of sheer practicality; 5 door version’s rear doors really are a little narrow, but allow it to be well suited for use by small families.