Hello fellow Daihatsu Drivers, Owners, Daihard,
My name is Jill (the male version) sending greetings from the Netherlands.
I have owned a few Daihatsu’s in the past and am currently running an
- Altezza RS200 with some minor mods in Amsterdam
- and a Toyota Duet/ Daihatsu Sirion M100A in Surinam.
So I might just have a special place in my heart for the Toyota-Daihatsu group
I think I once was a member of the DaiHard forum, but I’m not sure (have been in too many a group, haha).
My first experience driving a Dai was the Charade G10 with squared headlights in Suriname and have loved them ever since. When I got around buying my own cars, I started out with a Citroen Visa 11RE, a Citroen 2CV, a 1982 Ford Fiesta 1.1S before I started with my Dai range.
I became a member of the Daihatsu Drivers Club Nederland somewhere around 1998, and started off with two G102 and an Applause Xi after that. In 2004 I found my first G201s - a red Detomaso - which I bought off eBay, won the bidding and headed out on a road trip to Manchester UK, with some basic tools in a bag to go get it and drive it back to the Netherlands. In that time I was one of three Detomaso owners in Europe (UK, NL, Greece). After having owned the Deto for about 7 years, I got myself an Altezza RS200, for which I needed to make a road trip again, to Ireland this time. Four years ago I bought a Toyota Duet in Suriname, which serves as a runabout for my parents and my personal transportion for when I’m in Suriname.
I like cars from standard to modified and would like to do everything myself, which I can’t, but always looking to learn and enjoy the builds and quirks of other car enthousiasts.
I’m not really a busy message poster, but hope to enjoy your forum and learn and maybe we’ll meet some day, somewhere, somehow.