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Body: Wheelchair Ad
Colour: Blue Mica
Mileage: 2000
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 1495

Paddock Automotive
Call: 0116 2304141
Body: Saloon
Colour: Red
Mileage: 24000
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 993

DCY Europe
Call: 01347878539
Body: Four Wheel Dr
Colour: BLACK MICA
Mileage: 35758
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1495

Body: Estate
Colour: Black
Mileage: 55574
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Automatic
Engine: 1495

Kinghams Subaru
Call: 02087 127794
Body: Estate
Colour: GREEN
Mileage: 47384
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1495

Brenwood Motor Company
Call: 01592 655550
Body: Estate
Colour: Red
Mileage: 41440
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1495

Billing Car Centre
Call: 01604 405067
Body: Pick Up
Colour: Green
Mileage: 5800
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 659

Concours Motor Company
Call: 01564770516
Body: Convertible
Colour: Silver
Mileage: 31200
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 659

BCC Isle of Man
Call: 01624 878 799
Body: Hatchback
Colour: FINE SILVER
Mileage: 35303
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1495

Body: Hatchback
Colour: Grey
Mileage: 43000
Fuel: Petrol
Gearbox: Manual
Engine: 1495

Desirable Motors Ltd
Call: 01495 711326

Daihatsu History

The Japanese car manufacturer, Daihatsu, was founded in 1951, but its history goes back to the early years of the 20th century. In 1907, Daihatsu's forerunner, the Hatsudoki Seizo Company was formed. From the outset, Daihatsu sought to produce small affordable cars. Two of its earlier launches were the three wheel Midget Model DKA in 1957 and the "Bee", which was also a three-wheeler, in 1958. The company specialised in manufacturing small passenger Daihatsu cars, but all were three wheelers. It was not until 1958 that the company launched its first four-wheel model. In 1964 Daihatsu launched the Compagno, which had originally been designed by Toyota, who went on to take control of 51 per cent of Daihatsu in 1999. The Compagno was produced as a two-door saloon and convertible and remained in production for the next six years. It is renowned for being the first Japanese car to be sold in the United Kingdom. Daihatsu originally built small cars, because at its foundations it was producing for a Japanese nation still recovering from the devastating effects of World War II. By the '70s the country's economy was on its way to becoming one of the biggest of the world. However, it was the country's tax regime, which meant the company still had to limit the power and size of its cars. This led to the development of " K cars." Today, unfavourable market conditions have led to Daihatsu sales declining to the extent that the company has decided to cease its exports to Europe from early 2013. This could well lead to a boom in the market for second-hand Daihatsu cars. Daihatsu's greatest achievement was undoubtedly its range of K cars. The Move and the Copen, both examples of the genre, remain in production today.

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