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Community Level 4kenny_khaw

kenny_khaw

Size does matter?

Advantagessmall, super machine to combat traffics

Disadvantagesscary, annoying

"Perodua really gave me a shock when i came to know that it was also in sale in UK. I'd really never expected this car to actually being quite successful in establishing it's market so far away from home.(Malaysia). Basically, i do not like this car. Well, i'll just explain the reason to you further below. Name: Perodua Nippa. Nippa actually gives no meaning. The actual local name is called Kancil, which means (Mousedeer) in Malay language. It's ..." Read review
18.06.2004

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Community Level 1jimmy2004

jimmy2004

PERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR- I'd DO HER!

Advantagescompact, cute, cheap, low insureance, great second car for the family, or 1st car for new drivers!

Disadvantagestinny, feels cheap, image is crap, colours are tacky, dealers spread far and wide!

"...was replaced by a new perodua model. GX FORM and SPEC! ================== All nippas are 5 door, 3door models are not an option, this is good consodering it was cheapest new car on road at little over £5500!! There is only 2 specs in the nippas range EX and GX GX is bout £800 more, but hell you get a lot more, the GX boasts, Sunroof, Radio casttee, alarm, metalic paint, plush wheel trims, as the Ex is as basic as well basic! But Gx is probably ..." Read review
29.04.2004

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Community Level 3winprizes2...

winprizes2000

Short and to the point

Advantagesprice, size

Disadvantagesdepreciation, no credibility

"The tiny and tinny Nippa managed to remain unknown to most British motorists despite outselling the much acclaimed Alfa Romeo 166 in 1998. The Nippas body shell is a re-incarnation of the old Daihatsu Mira - and this is no bad thing considering that Daihatsu are masters of the city car in Japan. The Nippa has a basic specifacation though stereos, sunroofs and central locking can be addded by the dealer. This car shows its age withn a haphazard arrangement ..." Read review
01.01.2001

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Community Level 1Bluemonkey

Bluemonkey

The Perodua Nippa

AdvantagesVery cheap to buy and run

DisadvantagesLooks and feels cut-price

"Value You're buying basic here - five doors and four wheels; EX does have a folding rear seat and a clock, and GX boasts rear wash/wipe; two-year/24,000 mile warranty isn't too stingy, though. Costs Cheap, cheap, cheap... Over 50 mpg in normal use, low service costs, reasonable resale value - only other ultra-cheapies like Cuore, cinquecento and Suzuki Alto can come close. Reliability Based on the reliable old Daihatsu Mira, so components ..." Read review
09.05.2004

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Community Level 1elainekirk

elainekirk

Maybe I should start an enthusiasts club

Advantagesprice, parking, fuel consumption, very obedient always tries hard to accommodate your wishes

Disadvantagesgear stick sheath on mine refuses to remain anchored

"I bought my 97 nippa in May with 28000 on the clock and we have now passed 34000 without problem (touch wood) .She doesnt accellerate too well so overtaking has to be kept to a minimum but she happily cruises and has an enviable ability to saunter along at 30 / 40 when the roadsides are littered with those strange yellow aliens on poles, I cannot comment too deeply on mechanical aspects due to my total ignorance of the subject but she does as she ..." Read review
04.10.2004

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Community Level 1craigander

craigander

Short but not sweet.

AdvantagesCheap, Economical and Easy to park.

DisadvantagesNot very comfortable.

"A Perodua Nippa is definately a city car, ideal for small parking spaces and very good on petrol, but when you talk about performance it remains at the bottom of the list. The car itself is very cheap under £5000 but has hardly any comforts of most cars these days. You would have an awful task of trying to fit your shopping in the boot let alone your holiday baggage. The comfort side, it doesn't really have any, the seats are not too comfortable ..." Read review
23.09.2003

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Community Level 1knell1234

knell1234

Good all round little car

AdvantagesCheap to run

DisadvantagesNot much power when you need it

"...Malaysian beachhead in this country, Perodua aimed to make an assault on the British market with the Nippa citycar. Carrying the title of Britains cheapest new car, the Nippa certainly made a few friends with its aggressive pricing and tried and tested Daihatsu technology. If it represented great value when new, does the Perodua make an even better used buy? With its cheap sticker price to a certain extent nullified, does the Nippa have anything else ..." Read review
13.09.2005

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Community Level 1j6eo

j6eo

Suitable in town

AdvantagesSuitable for town use

Disadvantagesnot meant for long distances

"This is use to be my brother's car which I frequently borrow until he sold it last month. Few of my freinds own it too. The car is easy to be manouver around town- better in automatic transmission . it's kind of economical in petrol usage too. but you can't expected power for this price of car. the ride is quite bumpy- not really comfortable especially for long journey. This is only suitable for 4 adult- but it is still cramped at the back ..." Read review
04.06.2004

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Community Level 1BIG_E

BIG_E

OH MY GOD

AdvantagesR U JOKING

DisadvantagesNEED I SAY MORE

"OH MY GOD DO NOT GO NEAR THIS CAR. I AM THE SOUTHS RESIDENT EXPERT AND THIS CAR IS JUST DISGRACEFUL. THE NUMBER OF CARS THAT HAVE BEEN SOLD IS EMBARRASING. YOU WOULD EXPECT THAT THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD BY THIS CAR WOULD BE THOSE INTERESTED IN FINDING A BARGAIN, BUT EVEN THOUGH IT IS THE CHEAPEST NEW CAR AVAILABLE IN BRITAIN IT GIVE ITS OWNERS SOME MUCH GRIEF ANYTHING WOULD BE BETTER. CONSIDERING THE HASSLE IT GIVES IT WOULD BE EASIER TO GO ..." Read review
30.07.2000

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