Hello, I’ve been offered a 97 Daihatsu Charade Centro, 4 door automatic for a good price from a family friend as it has some minor problems. I intend to use this car to replace my current daily 94 Daihatsu Charade G200.
The good: Price, low kilometres (20,xxx), service history log books, 100+ year old previous owner, 6 months registration, near new tires, interior neat, body straight (minor car park dents and scratches)
The bad: Rear windscreen smashed, front left indicator lens broken, interior roof lining sagging, engine stops at highway speeds (80km+) but will start again, hole in exhaust, needs battery, due for a service (oil black), sat in weather for 1 year (with plastic and tape sealing broken window)
After inspecting I jump started and test drove the car briefly around the block. It idled, shifted, stopped and steered nicely but I did not experience the engine shutting off at those speeds. We’re in the process of transferring registration and I will now be looking for replacement parts to prepare for road worthy.
If anybody has spare parts to suit or any idea what could be causing the engine to stop please let me know. I will update with photos this week.