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PERODUA KELISA Hatchback 2002‑2008
3 owner reviews for PERODUA KELISA Hatchback 2002‑2008
A great little fun car to drive
PERODUA KELISA GXi 5dr (Review date: 21st October '12)
These are such brilliant cars. They are very nippy around town and excellent for pottering around rural lanes and roads. I drive mainly rural trips and get in the 60s mpg. They are low insurance too.
They are like a tardis inside. They appear small from the outside but because of their upright stance there is loads of headroom for the 6ft plus and not like some small cars that feel really cramped.
This care reminds me of the old mini - very nippy, a great racey engine, and you can park it on a sixpence.
They tend to be a bargain because few people have heard of them. I had a Daihatsu Cuore before and knew that the Perodua was basically the same and I wasn't disappointed - just as much fun!
I would recommend one to anyone and I guarantee you wont regret it.
Downsides, none that I can think of worth mentioning.
Perodua Kelisa 1.0 gx
PERODUA KELISA GXi 5dr (Review date: 24th January '11)
If you are not worried by brand image !! then the kelisa could be the most underrated car of the century.
The city is its natural habitat. where it makes mincemeat of bigger cars, with its go anywhere and park anywhere attitude,
It is powered by a 1.0 55bhp 12v v,v,c engine, which doesn't sound like much, but in the city,its very nippy,
Its well equipped for a small car, with standard features being,
electric front windows, power steering,rev counter, and a remote fuel and boot release.its a group 3 insurance,and urban driving is around 45mpg and motorway driving is around 55-60mpg.
Inside there is enough space for 4 adults,but the back seats are recommended for children,as anyone over 5ft6 will find the back seats very cramped,
Boot space is not bad there is enough room for 5 bags of shopping,but the seats do fold down to give more space.
Reliability is excellent as Perodua is part owned by Toyota and Daihatsu.
The kelisa engine can also be found in the Yaris and the Sirion.
There is a few bad points to consider with this car.
It feels light and flimsy,
the soundproofing is almost non exsistent, and the car is so light 760 kg that any sudden gusts of wind can fling the doors open,
also the quality of plastics used for the interior are very shiny,hard,and off cheap quality,(but you don't buy a kelisa for a quality finish)
Also its only suited for short motorway driving as the seats lack support,
But if you keep to the city the Perodua Kelisa will always put a smile on your face everytime you step out of it,,
Cheap and Fun small car
PERODUA KELISA GXi 5dr (Review date: 2nd December '10)
I bought our Perodua Kelisa with my fiancée 6 months ago, and this is our first car. Purchased from a main dealer we paid £1500 for a 7 1/2 year old car with 37k. This is a bargain, as although it may not have some of the creature comforts or design flair of competitors at the time, it is now substantially cheaper and offers better fuel consumption. We have driven about 7000 miles in our car, this has included several cross-country trips, including to Scotland. Our fuel consumption ranges from about 47mpg around town to as high as 62mpg on a run. However, this is in part caused by the typical speed on a motorway for us being 58mph, as 60 causes noticeably more noise and anything above 65 gets a bit scary as the steering becomes very light. But as we live in Norfolk, dual carriageways are few and far between and the Kelisa is tremendously enjoyable on rural roads. This car has much more feel to the steering than many modern cars. It has power steering, but not to the extent the steering becomes light, and with a turning circle of 8.0m combined with excellent visibility, parking is a doddle. Although the 55bhp doesnt sound much, with a bit of practice and forethought to gears, you can maintain a steady speed up most hills. Cabin noise is higher than modern cars, but you get used to it quickly.
With a weight of only 760KG and a wheel at each corner this car is easy to drive and fun to throw around, especially on the windy roads in Scotland!
On the downside of this car, parts can be a problem, although as its based on the Daihatsu Cuore, its not too bad. This car is small, and doesn't have split rear seats (and only has 4 seats) and although these are all bad points, its a small car, if i needed a big boot, or 5 seats, i would've bought a car with them. the boot isnt tiny, and is easily comparable to the i10, as is rear legroom providing the drivers aren't too tall (im 5' 7" and my fiancée's 6' brother has no problem sitting behind me).
in summary, a cheap, easy car to live with, which has so far proved reliable (and my understanding is that Daihatsu engineering is reliable), excellent first car, but also fun second car if you need something for a non-motorway commute.