2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope with rear seating spec Specs


OVERVIEW

With a weight of 2072 lbs (940 kg), the Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope with rear seating spec has a 3 cylinder DOHC engine, a Regular gasoline engine KF-VE. This engine KF-VE produces a maximum power of 58.8 PS (58 bhp - 43.2 kW) at 7200 rpm and a maximum torque of 64.7 Nm (47.7 lb.ft - 6.6 kg.m) at 4000 rpm. The engine power is transmitted to the road by the front wheel drive (FF) with a 4AT gearbox. For stopping power, the Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope with rear seating spec braking system includes drum at the rear and disk at the front. Stock tire sizes are 145/80 on 13 inch rims at the rear and 145/80 on 13 inch rims at the front. Chassis details - Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope with rear seating spec has torsion beam type rear suspension and strut front suspension for road holding and ride confort.

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Period of ProductionDec 2008 -
Drive Wheels - Traction - DrivetrainFF
Transmission Gearbox - Number of Speeds4AT
Engine Size - Displacement - Engine Capacity658 cm3 or 40.1 cu-in
Frame NameDBA-L375S改

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 FRIENDSHIP SLOPE WITH REAR SEATING SPEC SIZE, DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Exterior Length339.5 cm or 133.66 inches
Exterior Width147.5 cm or 58.07 inches
Exterior Height175 cm or 68.89 inches
Exterior Size (L x W x H)339.5x147.5x175 cm or 133.66x58.07x68.89 inches
Interior Size (L x W x H), mm-x-x-(mm)
Wheelbase249 cm or 98.03 inches
Front Axle Length131 cm or 51.57 inches
Rear Axle Length130.5 cm or 51.37 inches
Ride Height - Ground Clearance16 cm or 6.29 inches
Weight940 kg or 2072 lbs
Num. of Seats4
Num. of Doors5
Minimum Turning Circle - Turning Diameter, m4.3
Fuel Tank Capacity7.9 US gallons
6.5 UK gallons
30 L
Seat Rows2
Front/Rear Axis Length131/130.5 cm or 51.57/51.37 inches

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 FRIENDSHIP SLOPE WITH REAR SEATING SPEC ENGINE TECHNICAL DATA
Engine CodeKF-VE
Maximum Power - Output - Horsepower58.8 PS or 58 bhp or 43.2 kW
Maximum Power RPM7200 rpm
Maximum Power Output58.8 PS or 58 bhp or 43 kW @ 7200 rpm
Maximum Torque64.7 Nm or 47.7 lb.ft or 6.6 kg.m
Maximum Torque RPM4000 rpm
Maximum Torque Output65 Nm or 47.7 lb.ft or 6.6 kg.m @ 4000 rpm
Engine Type - Number of Cylinders3 cylinder DOHC
Fuel TypeRegular gasoline
Variable Cylinder Management - VCMNo
Ecological Type2005 emission regulation 85% reduction

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 FRIENDSHIP SLOPE WITH REAR SEATING SPEC SUSPENSION
Front Brakes - Disc Dimensionsdisk
Rear Brakes - Disс Dimensionsdrum
Front Suspensionstrut
Rear Suspensiontorsion beam type
Front Tyres - Rims Dimensions145/80 R13
Rear Tyres - Rims Dimensions145/80 R13
Aluminium DiskNo
4WS - Four-Wheel SteeringNo
Variable Gear Ratio Steering - VGS/VGRSNo
Sport-Tuned SuspensionNo
Low Down SuspensionNo

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 FRIENDSHIP SLOPE WITH REAR SEATING SPEC EXTERIOR
SunroofNo
Front SpoilerNo
Rear SpoilerNo
Xenon LampsNo
Front Fog LampsNo
Rear Fog LampsNo
Ultraviolet Glass ProtectionStandart
Roof RailNo
Big SunroofNo
T Bar RoofNo
Roof EquipmentNo
Targa RoofNo
Hard TopNo
Soft Top-
Canvas Topno
Metal Top-
Magnesium WheelsNo
Side Sliding DoorStandart
Sliding DoorsNo
Sliding Electric DoorOption
Sliding Electric DoorsNo
Door Easy CloserOption
Power Rear DoorNo
Head Lights WasherNo
Privacy GlassStandart
Winter ComplectationStandart

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 FRIENDSHIP SLOPE WITH REAR SEATING SPEC INTERIOR
Power WindowStandart
Power SteeringStandart
Keyless EnterStandart
Cruise ControlNo
Leather SeatNo
Power Adjustable SeatsNo
Front Seat HeaterNo
Power Ajustable Front SeatNo
Removable SeatsNo
Shifter Positioninstrument panel
Steering Locatonright
Steereing Gear Typerack & pinion type with power assist
Ottoman SeatNo
Front Bench SeatStandart
Full Flat Seats 全高1550mmのセミトールスタイルで登場したマックス。4ドア+テールゲートの5ドアワゴンである。2001年のデビュー。当時の軽デザイントレンドがシンプルモダン方向を向いているのに対し、マックスは派手めのルックスに特徴的なサイドデザインをもつ。特にスポーツラインと呼ばれるRとRSのエアロルックスは大きくフレアした前スポイラーやサイドスカートなど相当気合が入ったものだ。RSとRにはいずれもスポーツチューンドサスをもち、64psの4バルブDOHCターボエンジン+マニュアルモード付きのアクティブシフト4ATを積むが、RSは直4、Rは直3となる。トルクスペックや燃費性能は直3ユニットが勝るが、直4ユニットを積むRSにはトルク感応型スーパーLSD、そのうち4WDモデルには軽自動車初のトルクスプリット型システムをもつサイバー4WDを装備した。カジュアルラインの廉価グレードとマニュアルミッション仕様を除いてすべてインパネシフトを採用しており、インパネ自体のデザインも外観に負けず特徴的だ。
Seat Position MemoryNo
Seat LifterOption
Adjustable 3rd RowNo
Walk Throught-
2nd Row Throught-
2nd Rowbench folding
3nd Row-
Lagage BoxNo
Engine Start ButtonNo
EtcOption
Bucket SeatNo

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 FRIENDSHIP SLOPE WITH REAR SEATING SPEC SAFETY
Drivers AirbagStandart
Passengers AirbagStandart
Side AirbagNo
ABSABS with EBD ( standard )
Break AssistStandart
Parking RadarNo
Curtain AirbagsNo
2 AirbagsNo
Front MonitorNo
Sides MonitorsNo
Back MonitorNo
Active HeadrestNo
Start Stop SystemNo
Run Flat TiresNo
Air SuspensionNo
Brakes Equipment-
Collision Mitigation SystemNo
Night VisionNo
Lane Keep AssistNo
Distance Control SystemNo
SonarNo
Cenral Diff LockNo
ESCNo
Traction ControlNo
Down Hill AssistNo
AYCNo
SH-4WDNo
Isofix BarNo
Build-in Child SeatNo
Autocorrected MirrorsNo
Rain SensorNo
Intelligent AFSNo
Alarm SystemNo
Security AlarmStandart
Road Service-

AMENITY
Air Conditionermanualair conditioning(standard)
Air PurifierNo
RadioStandart
Autoreverse CasetteNo
CD PlayerStandart
MD PalyerNo
Navigation System-
Mesomorphic Monitor-
Traffic Jam Assist-
Audio HDDNo
DVD-audioNo
Additional Sound Equipment-
Rear Entertainment SystemNo
SpeakerStandart
AC PlugNo
Stearing Wheel HeaterNo
Rear Seats HeaterNo
HumidifierNo
Air FilterNo
Antibacterial FilterNo
Оdor AbsorberNo
DehumidifierStandart
Intelligent Parking AssistNo
Optional Navigation SystemNo

OTHER
LSDNo
Disabled Assistwheelchair spec assistive car


- Present
- Option
- Not Present (or Dealer Option)




By Brian Wong, Reviewed by: Kurt Niebuhr, Updated on April 15, 2024
πŸ“Œ Introduction to the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope
πŸ“Œ Engine Options and Performance
πŸ“Œ Fuel Tank Capacity
πŸ“Œ Fuel Consumption and MPG (Miles Per Gallon)
πŸ“Œ Dimensions and Sizes
πŸ“Œ Wheel Options and Specifications
πŸ“Œ Trim Levels and Variants
πŸ“Œ Interior Space and Rear Seating
πŸ“Œ Fuel Capacity and Range
πŸ“Œ Fuel Average for the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto
πŸ“Œ Notable Features and Technology
πŸ“Œ Generations and Evolution
πŸ“Œ Availability and Market Reception
πŸ“Œ Maintenance and Ownership Costs
πŸ“Œ Conclusion: A Look Back at the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto
πŸ“Œ Frequently Asked Questions about the Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope

Introduction to the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec represents a unique and compact vehicle offering from Daihatsu during that year. This quirky car was designed with practicality and maneuverability in mind, making it well-suited for urban environments.

Produced from December 2008 onward, the Tanto Friendship Slope features a Front-Wheel-Drive (FF) drivetrain, providing good traction for city driving. Its transmission is equipped with a 4-speed automatic gearbox, offering convenience and ease of use.

Under the hood, you'll find a modest yet efficient 658 cc engine with the code KF-VE. This 3-cylinder DOHC engine produces a maximum power output of 58.8 PS (58 horsepower) at 7200 rpm and a maximum torque of 64.7 Nm at 4000 rpm, ensuring respectable performance for its size.

In terms of size and dimensions, the Tanto Friendship Slope is quite compact. It measures 339.5 cm in length, 147.5 cm in width, and 175 cm in height, making it a nimble and easily maneuverable vehicle in tight city spaces. Its wheelbase spans 249 cm, and it has a ground clearance of 16 cm. The car weighs in at 940 kg and provides seating for four occupants across two seat rows, with five doors for convenient access.

Fuel efficiency is a notable aspect of this vehicle, with a fuel tank capacity of 7.9 US gallons (6.5 UK gallons or 30 liters). This, coupled with its economical engine, contributes to its cost-effective operation.

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec offers a practical and space-efficient interior. While specific interior dimensions are not provided, it caters to a comfortable driving experience.

In terms of safety, it comes equipped with standard driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, and brake assist. Additional safety features such as side airbags and curtain airbags may not be present, but the vehicle provides essential safety measures.

The exterior design of the Tanto Friendship Slope maintains a simple and functional aesthetic, with no extravagant features like sunroofs, spoilers, or xenon lamps. Instead, it focuses on delivering a straightforward driving experience.

In summary, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec is a compact and practical city car that emphasizes efficiency, maneuverability, and essential safety features. Its modest engine and size make it a suitable choice for navigating urban streets and traffic.

Engine Options and Performance

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec is a city car designed to offer practicality and efficiency in urban environments. Under its compact hood lies an engine designed to deliver reliable performance without compromising on fuel efficiency.

Powering the Tanto Friendship Slope is a 658 cc engine with the engine code KF-VE. This 3-cylinder DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft) engine generates a maximum power output of 58.8 PS (58 horsepower) at 7200 rpm. This power level, while modest, is well-suited to the vehicle's intended purpose Γ’β‚¬β€œ city commuting and maneuverability.

One of the notable characteristics of this engine is its ability to produce a maximum torque of 64.7 Nm (47.7 lb-ft) at 4000 rpm. Torque at lower RPMs is essential for city driving, as it allows for smooth acceleration and responsive performance during stop-and-go traffic situations.

The engine's design prioritizes fuel efficiency, making it an economical choice for daily commuting. While specific fuel consumption figures are not provided, the Tanto Friendship Slope's small engine size and lightweight construction contribute to its overall efficiency.

The 4-speed automatic transmission (4AT) complements the engine's power delivery by offering smooth and convenient gear shifts. This transmission setup is ideal for city driving, where ease of use and responsive acceleration are essential.

In summary, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec features an efficient and compact engine, designed to provide sufficient power for urban driving while prioritizing fuel economy. Its engine and transmission combination makes it a practical choice for navigating city streets with ease.

Fuel Tank Capacity

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec offers practicality not only in its compact design but also in its fuel tank capacity. This feature is crucial for city cars like the Tanto Friendship Slope, as it directly affects the vehicle's range and the frequency of refueling.

The fuel tank of this model has a capacity of 7.9 US gallons (6.5 UK gallons or 30 liters). This capacity is well-suited for its intended urban use, as it strikes a balance between providing an adequate range and keeping the vehicle lightweight and maneuverable. The efficient engine design, combined with this fuel tank capacity, contributes to cost-effective daily commuting.

While the specific fuel consumption figures are not provided, the Tanto Friendship Slope is designed to be an economical choice, making the most of the fuel it carries. This makes it a practical option for drivers who want to minimize their fuel expenses while navigating city streets and traffic.

The 7.9 US gallons (6.5 UK gallons or 30 liters) capacity allows drivers to cover a respectable distance before needing to refuel. In urban environments, where gas stations are readily available, this fuel tank size strikes a balance between convenience and efficiency.

In summary, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec features a fuel tank with a capacity of 7.9 US gallons (6.5 UK gallons or 30 liters), providing a practical range for city driving. This capacity, combined with the car's overall efficiency, makes it a suitable choice for daily commuting and navigating urban traffic with ease.

Fuel Consumption and MPG (Miles Per Gallon)

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec is known for its practicality and fuel efficiency, making it an ideal choice for urban commuting. When it comes to fuel consumption and miles per gallon (MPG), this compact car is designed to keep operating costs in check while providing convenient transportation.

While specific fuel consumption figures are not provided in the available information, it's important to understand that this vehicle's compact size and lightweight design contribute to its overall fuel efficiency. Small engines like the 658 cc powerplant found in the Tanto Friendship Slope tend to be more economical when it comes to fuel consumption.

MPG (Miles Per Gallon) is a key metric for assessing a vehicle's fuel efficiency. While the precise MPG figures for this model may vary depending on driving conditions and individual driving habits, it's safe to assume that the Tanto Friendship Slope offers good fuel efficiency for city driving.

Drivers of this vehicle can expect to make the most of their fuel, thanks to the combination of a modest engine size and design optimized for urban use. With a practical fuel tank capacity and a fuel-efficient engine, this car strikes a balance between convenience and cost-effectiveness when it comes to fuel consumption.

In summary, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec is designed to be fuel-efficient for city driving. While specific fuel consumption figures may vary, this compact car offers a practical and economical choice for daily commuting and navigating urban environments.

Dimensions and Sizes

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec is a compact and maneuverable city car, designed to navigate urban streets with ease. Its dimensions and sizes are tailored to make it a practical choice for drivers seeking a small yet functional vehicle.

Exterior Dimensions:
- Length: The Tanto Friendship Slope measures approximately 339.5 cm (133.66 inches) in length. This compact length allows for easy parking and maneuvering in tight city spaces.
- Width: With a width of around 147.5 cm (58.07 inches), the car remains narrow, enhancing its ability to weave through traffic and fit into small parking spaces.
- Height: The vehicle's height stands at approximately 175 cm (68.89 inches), making it suitable for most urban environments.
- Wheelbase: The wheelbase spans 249 cm (98.03 inches), contributing to stable handling and ride comfort.

Interior Dimensions:
- Seating Capacity: The Tanto Friendship Slope offers seating for up to four occupants across two seat rows. This compact yet spacious interior layout maximizes passenger comfort within the car's limited footprint.

Ground Clearance:
- The car boasts a ground clearance of 16 cm (6.29 inches), providing adequate protection for city driving without compromising on ease of entry and exit.

Weight:
- The vehicle has a weight of 940 kg (2072 lbs), which is relatively lightweight and contributes to its overall agility and fuel efficiency.

Doors and Turning Circle:
- The Tanto Friendship Slope features five doors, making it convenient for passengers to enter and exit. It also has a minimum turning circle or turning diameter of 4.3 meters, allowing for sharp turns and easy navigation in congested city streets.

Additional Details:
- The car is equipped with standard features like front and rear seats, suitable for accommodating passengers comfortably during city commutes.

In summary, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec offers compact exterior dimensions, making it well-suited for urban driving. Its small size, lightweight design, and practical interior layout contribute to its maneuverability and functionality within city environments.

Wheel Options and Specifications

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec offers wheel options and specifications designed to complement its compact design and urban functionality. While specific details about wheel sizes and materials may not be available, we can discuss the general aspects of the wheels on this model.

Wheel Size:
- The Tanto Friendship Slope typically comes equipped with wheels suitable for city driving. These wheels strike a balance between providing a comfortable ride and maneuverability.

Tire Dimensions:
- The car is commonly fitted with tires sized at 145/80 R13 for both the front and rear wheels. These tires offer a good blend of comfort and stability for urban use.

Wheel Material:
- Information regarding the wheel material, whether steel or alloy, is not specified. However, it's common for city cars in this class to come with steel wheels as standard, which are durable and cost-effective.

Additional Wheel Features:
- The model does not typically include features such as aluminum disks, four-wheel steering (4WS), variable gear ratio steering (VGS/VGRS), sport-tuned suspension, or low-down suspension. These components are often reserved for more specialized or performance-oriented vehicles.

Traction and Drive:
- The Tanto Friendship Slope features a Front-Wheel-Drive (FF) drivetrain, which means power is delivered to the front wheels. This configuration is well-suited for city driving, providing good traction and stability.

Suspension:
- The front suspension is of the strut type, while the rear suspension is a torsion beam type. These suspension setups are designed to offer a balance between comfort and handling characteristics, suitable for city roads.

In summary, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec features practical wheel options and specifications tailored for urban driving. While specific wheel sizes and materials may vary, the focus is on providing a comfortable and stable ride within city environments.

Trim Levels and Variants

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec is offered in various trim levels and variants, allowing buyers to choose the one that best suits their preferences and needs. These trim levels provide options for different features and equipment levels, catering to a range of budgets and requirements.

While specific trim levels and variants are not detailed in the available information, it's common for vehicles like the Tanto to offer a standard trim level with essential features and then provide optional upgrades or packages that enhance the car's capabilities and comfort.

Some of the common aspects that trim levels and variants may address include:

1. Interior Features: Higher trim levels often include upgraded interior materials, such as premium upholstery or additional convenience features like power-adjustable seats and advanced infotainment systems.

2. Exterior Styling: Variants may offer different exterior styling options, including unique paint colors, alloy wheel designs, and additional exterior accessories.

3. Technology and Infotainment: Premium trim levels may come equipped with advanced technology, such as touchscreen infotainment systems, smartphone integration, and enhanced audio systems.

4. Safety and Driver Assistance: Some variants may offer additional safety features like advanced driver assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, or automatic emergency braking.

5. Comfort and Convenience: Higher trim levels may include features like automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheels, and upgraded interior lighting.

6. Wheels and Tires: Variants may offer different wheel and tire options for those looking to prioritize aesthetics or performance.

7. Special Editions: Manufacturers often release special edition models with unique features or design elements to commemorate certain events or milestones.

It's important for potential buyers to review the available trim levels and variants when considering the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec to find the configuration that aligns with their preferences and needs. The choice of trim level can significantly impact the overall driving experience and comfort of the vehicle.

Interior Space and Rear Seating

The interior space and rear seating of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec are designed to maximize comfort and practicality within the compact dimensions of the vehicle. While specific interior dimensions are not provided, we can discuss the general aspects of the interior space and rear seating arrangements.

Seating Capacity: The Tanto Friendship Slope offers seating for up to four occupants distributed across two rows. This configuration allows for a comfortable ride for both the driver and passengers.

Front Seating: The front seats are designed to provide adequate support and comfort for the driver and front passenger during city commutes. While specific features like power-adjustable seats or seat heating may not be standard, the seats are optimized for practicality.

Rear Seating: The rear seating area is tailored to accommodate two passengers. The rear bench seat offers enough space for rear-seat passengers to sit comfortably during short to moderate journeys.

Legroom and Headroom: While specific legroom and headroom measurements are not available, the Tanto Friendship Slope aims to make the most of its compact dimensions to provide sufficient space for passengers. It's important to note that this model prioritizes maneuverability and urban usability over excessive interior space.

Interior Materials: The choice of interior materials may vary depending on the trim level and variant chosen. Entry-level models may feature standard cloth upholstery, while higher trim levels could offer premium materials for a more upscale feel.

Storage and Cargo Space: Given its compact size, the Tanto Friendship Slope may offer limited cargo space in the rear when all seats are in use. However, the rear seats may be foldable or have a split-folding design to expand cargo capacity when needed.

Comfort and Convenience: The interior is designed to provide a comfortable and practical driving experience within the confines of a city car. Features like power windows, power steering, and keyless entry may be available depending on the trim level and variant.

In summary, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec offers a compact yet functional interior space, optimized for urban driving. While specific interior dimensions may vary, the focus is on providing a comfortable and practical ride for both the driver and passengers during city commutes.

Fuel Capacity and Range

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec is designed to offer practicality and efficiency, particularly when it comes to its fuel capacity and the range it provides. While specific fuel capacity figures have been discussed previously, understanding the range is equally important for city cars like the Tanto Friendship Slope.

With a fuel tank capacity of 7.9 US gallons (6.5 UK gallons or 30 liters), this compact car is equipped to take on the challenges of city commuting. The fuel tank's capacity strikes a balance between providing a practical range for daily driving while ensuring the vehicle remains lightweight and maneuverable.

The range a vehicle can achieve on a full tank of fuel depends on several factors, including the engine's fuel efficiency, driving conditions, and individual driving habits. While specific range figures may vary, drivers of the Tanto Friendship Slope can expect to cover a respectable distance on a single tank of fuel, making it a cost-effective choice for urban use.

The car's compact size, coupled with its fuel-efficient engine, contributes to maximizing the range on offer. In city environments where refueling stations are readily available, this range allows for convenient daily commutes without the need for frequent stops at the gas station.

In summary, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec offers a practical fuel capacity and range for city driving. While specific range figures may vary, the car's design emphasizes efficiency and convenience, making it a suitable choice for navigating urban streets and traffic with ease.

Fuel Average for the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec is recognized for its efficiency and practicality in urban driving conditions. While specific fuel average figures for this model are not provided, it's important to understand the factors that contribute to its fuel efficiency and how "fuel average" is calculated for a vehicle.

The fuel average, often referred to as miles per gallon (MPG), represents the distance a vehicle can travel on a single gallon of fuel. Several factors influence a car's fuel average, including:

1. Engine Efficiency: The Tanto Friendship Slope is equipped with a 658 cc engine, known for its fuel efficiency. Smaller engines typically consume less fuel while providing adequate power for city driving.

2. Vehicle Weight: The car's lightweight design contributes to its fuel efficiency. Lighter vehicles require less energy to move, resulting in better fuel economy.

3. Driving Conditions: Urban driving conditions, characterized by lower speeds and frequent stops, can be more fuel-efficient compared to highway driving. The engine has the opportunity to operate at lower RPMs and consume less fuel during city commutes.

4. Driver Behavior: Individual driving habits, such as smooth acceleration and deceleration, can have a significant impact on fuel economy. Defensive driving and avoiding rapid acceleration can help maximize fuel efficiency.

5. Maintenance: Proper maintenance, including regular servicing and ensuring that the engine and tires are in good condition, can optimize fuel efficiency.

While specific fuel average numbers are not available, drivers of the Tanto Friendship Slope can expect it to be an economical choice for city driving. Its small engine size and design tailored for urban use are key factors contributing to its fuel efficiency. With these characteristics, the car is positioned as a practical and cost-effective option for daily commutes in city environments.

Notable Features and Technology

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec may not boast an extensive list of advanced features and technology, but it is designed to offer practicality and convenience for city driving. While specific features can vary depending on the trim level and variant chosen, there are several notable aspects worth mentioning:

1. Compact Design: The Tanto Friendship Slope's compact dimensions make it highly maneuverable in city traffic and easy to park in tight spaces. This design emphasizes urban usability.

2. Interior Comfort: Despite its size, the interior is designed to provide a comfortable and functional space for both the driver and passengers. Features like power windows, power steering, and keyless entry may be available depending on the trim level.

3. Fuel Efficiency: The car's small engine size and lightweight design contribute to its fuel efficiency, making it a cost-effective choice for daily commutes within the city.

4. Safety Features: Standard safety features may include driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), and brake assist. These safety measures aim to enhance driver and passenger protection.

5. Reliability: Daihatsu is known for producing reliable and durable vehicles. The Tanto Friendship Slope is built with quality in mind, which can lead to a long and trouble-free ownership experience.

6. Ease of Maintenance: The car's design and engineering may prioritize ease of maintenance, helping to reduce ownership costs over time.

7. Practicality: The rear seating arrangement allows for up to four passengers, making it suitable for small families or those who occasionally need to transport additional passengers.

8. Cost-Effective Ownership: The Tanto Friendship Slope's affordability and efficient use of fuel can lead to cost-effective ownership, particularly in urban settings where it excels.

It's important to note that while the Tanto Friendship Slope may not offer the latest cutting-edge technology or luxury features, it is tailored to meet the practical needs of city driving. Its compact size, fuel efficiency, and reliability make it a sensible choice for individuals seeking a straightforward and economical vehicle for daily commutes in urban environments.

Generations and Evolution

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec represents a specific generation in the Tanto's evolutionary history. Understanding the evolution and generations of this model can provide insights into its development and improvements over time.

First Generation (2003-2007): The Daihatsu Tanto was first introduced in 2003 as a compact kei car primarily designed for urban use in Japan. It featured a distinctive tall and boxy design, optimizing interior space within a small footprint. The first-generation Tanto established itself as a practical city car with efficient engines and a focus on maneuverability.

Second Generation (2007-2013): The 2008 model you are inquiring about falls within the second generation of the Tanto. This generation marked a significant update with refreshed styling and improved features. The 2008 model year might have seen minor updates or facelifts compared to earlier years in this generation.

Notable Changes in the Second Generation: While specific changes for the 2008 model year may vary, the second generation of the Tanto introduced improvements in safety, comfort, and fuel efficiency. It aimed to further enhance the car's appeal as an urban commuter vehicle.

Later Generations: Subsequent generations of the Daihatsu Tanto continued to refine the model's design and features, with a continued focus on urban practicality. Newer models may have introduced more advanced technology and safety features to remain competitive in the market.

Overall, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec represents a specific point in the model's evolutionary timeline, offering a balance of compactness, efficiency, and practicality for city driving. Understanding its generational context can provide a better perspective on the vehicle's development and how it evolved to meet the needs of urban commuters.

Availability and Market Reception

The availability and market reception of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec can provide valuable insights into its presence in the automotive market during its time of release.

Availability in the Market: The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec was primarily available in the Japanese domestic market (JDM). As a kei car, it was designed and manufactured to cater to the specific needs and regulations of the Japanese market. Kei cars are known for their compact size, making them suitable for urban and congested city driving conditions.

Popularity in Japan: Within Japan, the Tanto was positioned as a practical and affordable choice for city dwellers. Its compact dimensions, efficient engine, and user-friendly features made it a favorable option for daily commuting, especially in crowded metropolitan areas.

Competitive Landscape: In the Japanese market, the Tanto faced competition from other kei cars and small city cars produced by various manufacturers. These competitors offered similar features and compact designs tailored for urban use.

Market Reception: The Tanto Friendship Slope likely received attention for its distinctive styling, which included a unique slope at the rear, offering a fresh take on the kei car design. Its fuel efficiency and compact size appealed to consumers seeking economical transportation solutions.

Urban Practicality: The Tanto's urban-oriented features, such as ease of parking and maneuverability, contributed to its appeal in densely populated Japanese cities.

Limited Availability Outside Japan: It's important to note that the Tanto Friendship Slope was primarily available in Japan, and its availability in other international markets may have been limited or non-existent.

Overall, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec found its niche in the Japanese market as a practical and efficient city car. Its design and features aligned with the needs of urban commuters, making it a notable presence in the Japanese automotive landscape during its time.

Maintenance and Ownership Costs

When considering the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec, it's important to factor in the maintenance and ownership costs associated with owning a vehicle of this type. While specific costs can vary depending on factors such as location, driving habits, and maintenance practices, there are general considerations to keep in mind:

1. Fuel Efficiency: One of the significant advantages of the Tanto Friendship Slope is its fuel efficiency. The small engine size and lightweight design contribute to lower fuel consumption, reducing the overall cost of ownership.

2. Routine Maintenance: Regular maintenance is essential to keep the vehicle in good working condition. This includes oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and other routine services. The Tanto's design may prioritize ease of maintenance, potentially reducing labor costs.

3. Parts Availability: Daihatsu's presence in the Japanese market ensures that parts for the Tanto are relatively easy to find. This can contribute to lower costs for replacement parts and repairs.

4. Insurance: Insurance costs can vary depending on factors such as the driver's age, location, and driving history. Kei cars like the Tanto typically have lower insurance premiums due to their small size and lower engine displacement.

5. Depreciation: Kei cars often have slower depreciation rates compared to larger vehicles. This means that the Tanto may retain its value better over time, potentially reducing the long-term cost of ownership.

6. Taxes and Registration: In some regions, kei cars may enjoy tax incentives or reduced registration fees, further lowering ownership costs.

7. Extended Warranty: Some owners may opt for extended warranties, providing additional coverage beyond the manufacturer's warranty period. This can offer peace of mind but comes with an additional cost.

8. DIY Maintenance: For owners with mechanical knowledge, performing some maintenance tasks themselves can reduce labor costs. However, it's essential to ensure that any DIY work is done correctly to maintain safety and reliability.

9. Resale Value: The Tanto's resale value can be influenced by factors such as its condition, mileage, and overall market demand for used kei cars.

In summary, while the exact maintenance and ownership costs for the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec may vary, its design as a kei car generally lends itself to cost-effective ownership. Its fuel efficiency, availability of parts, and potential for reduced insurance and tax expenses make it a practical choice for those seeking an economical and efficient vehicle for city driving.

Conclusion: A Look Back at the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto

Reflecting on the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec, it becomes evident that this kei car held a distinct place in the world of urban transportation during its time. While it may not have been a technological marvel or a high-performance machine, it excelled in providing practical solutions for city dwellers. Here's a recap of its key characteristics:

Compact Urban Design: The Tanto's compact dimensions and clever design made it an ideal choice for navigating crowded city streets. Its small size and efficient use of space allowed for easy parking and maneuvering, addressing the challenges of urban living.

Efficient Fuel Economy: With its small-displacement engine and lightweight construction, the Tanto delivered impressive fuel efficiency. This made it an economical choice for daily commutes, helping owners save on fuel costs.

Practical Interior: Despite its size, the Tanto offered a surprisingly roomy interior. The rear seating arrangement allowed for up to four passengers, and the car was designed to maximize interior space for comfort and convenience.

Reliability and Durability: Daihatsu's reputation for reliability carried over to the Tanto. Owners could count on this kei car to provide trouble-free transportation and a long service life.

Low Ownership Costs: Reduced fuel consumption, lower insurance premiums, and potentially lower maintenance costs contributed to the Tanto's reputation as an affordable vehicle to own and operate.

Tailored for the Japanese Market: The Tanto was tailored to meet the specific needs of the Japanese domestic market, where kei cars play a significant role in urban transportation. Its design and features were well-suited to the demands of city driving in Japan.

In conclusion, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope with Rear Seating Spec was a practical and cost-effective choice for urban commuters. While it may not have been a high-profile vehicle, it fulfilled its role admirably, providing reliable and efficient transportation in crowded city environments. As automotive technology continues to evolve, it's essential to appreciate the simplicity and effectiveness of vehicles like the Tanto in meeting the everyday needs of urban residents.

Frequently Asked Questions about the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship Slope

What are the key features of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope with rear seating spec?

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope with rear seating spec offers a compact design, efficient fuel economy, and practical interior space, making it an ideal choice for urban commuting. Its key features include a 658 cm3 engine, front-wheel drive (FF) drivetrain, and comfortable seating for four passengers.

How does the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope compare to earlier models in terms of design?

In 2008, the Tanto received updates to its exterior design, refreshing its appearance within the second generation of the model. It may have featured minor design tweaks compared to earlier models in the same generation, enhancing its overall look and appeal.

Is the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope available in different trim levels or variants?

Yes, the Tanto 660 Friendship slope with rear seating spec may have been available in various trim levels or variants, each offering different levels of features and equipment. These trim levels could cater to a range of preferences and budgets.

What is the engine code and type of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope?

The 2008 Tanto 660 Friendship slope is equipped with a KF-VE engine, which is a 3-cylinder DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft) engine known for its efficiency and performance within the kei car segment.

Can you provide information about the safety features of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope?

Safety features in the 2008 Tanto 660 Friendship slope may have included standard driver and passenger airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), and possibly additional safety options like curtain airbags or parking radar, depending on the specific trim level.

How does the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope perform in terms of fuel efficiency?

The Tanto 660 Friendship slope was designed with fuel efficiency in mind. Its small engine and lightweight construction contributed to impressive fuel economy, making it a cost-effective choice for daily commuting in city environments.

Are there any notable technology features in the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope?

While the Tanto's primary focus is on practicality, it may have included technology features such as power windows, power steering, and air conditioning. However, it's important to check the specific trim level for more advanced technology options.

Can you provide information about the maintenance costs associated with the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope?

Maintenance costs for the Tanto 660 Friendship slope are generally reasonable, thanks to its compact size and simplicity. Routine maintenance, such as oil changes and brake inspections, is essential but affordable. DIY maintenance by owners with mechanical knowledge can further reduce costs.

How does the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope compare to other kei cars in its class?

The 2008 Tanto 660 Friendship slope competes favorably with other kei cars in terms of size, efficiency, and practicality. Its unique rear seating design and fuel efficiency may set it apart, but specific comparisons can vary based on individual preferences and needs.

What is the resale value of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Friendship slope?

Kei cars like the Tanto typically have slower depreciation rates compared to larger vehicles. The resale value depends on factors such as the car's condition, mileage, and market demand for used kei cars, but it generally retains its value well over time.


Brian Wong - Senior Reviews Editor of cars-directory.net

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