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The Charade is a cinch to park and manoeuvre around town, thanks to its tight turning circles and light steering, but feels less at home on the open road.
The new Daihatsu Charade SL sets a new benchmark for city cars but its dynamic qualities are not so outstanding.
As an example of how the scheme works, the Charade 1.
Meanwhile, the highlyrated one-litre Charade range enjoys a pounds 300 reduction, meaning the range now starts at pounds 5695 for the EL three-door .
With pounds 300 off every Charade variant up until September 30, the entry-level three-door EL model is once again available for just pounds 5,995 on the road.
The Japanese are past masters of the art and the latest example is the Daihatsu Charade,like many of the breed,it is short and narrow but lofty and its wheel at each corner layout gives it the maximum cabin space possible.
That's what you'd think, but in the case of the Daihatsu Charade EL you get a surprising array of goodies including twin airbags, electric and speed-sensitive power steering, height-adjustable steering wheel, electric front windows and door mirrors, radio/CD player, ABS with electronic brake force distribution, immobiliser, central locking, split/folding rear seats and head restraints front and back.
The Big Charade is a beautifully shot, finely edited little gem that will eventually be shown on television.
The contestants on the Channel 4 show assembled on the sofas and each took it in turns to collect their charade from the diary room and run into the boys' bedroom to try to act it out.
THE ORIGINAL had a fan club that ranged from grannies to students, and now Daihatsu has reinvented the Charade as an intriguing city car.