2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 custom V selection Specs


OVERVIEW

With a fuel consumption of 44.3 mpg US - 53.2 mpg UK - 5.3 L/100km, a weight of 2028 lbs (920 kg), the Daihatsu Tanto 660 custom V selection 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 custom V selection braking system includes drum at the rear and disk at the front. Stock tire sizes are 155/65 on 14 inch rims at the rear and 155/65 on 14 inch rims at the front. Chassis details - Daihatsu Tanto 660 custom V selection 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

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 CUSTOM V SELECTION 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 Length216 cm or 85.03 inches
Interior Width135 cm or 53.14 inches
Interior Height135.5 cm or 53.34 inches
Interior Size (L x W x H)216x135x135.5 cm or 85.03x53.14x53.34 inches
Wheelbase249 cm or 98.03 inches
Front Axle Length130 cm or 51.18 inches
Rear Axle Length129.5 cm or 50.98 inches
Ride Height - Ground Clearance16 cm or 6.29 inches
Weight920 kg or 2028 lbs
Num. of Seats4
Num. of Doors5
Minimum Turning Circle - Turning Diameter, m4.5
Fuel Tank Capacity9.5 US gallons
7.9 UK gallons
36 L
Seat Rows2
Front/Rear Axis Length130/129.5 cm or 51.18/50.98 inches

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 CUSTOM V SELECTION 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
Fuel Consumption (10/15 mode)44.3 mpg US
53.2 mpg UK
5.3 L/100km
Variable Cylinder Management - VCMNo
Ecological Type2005 emission regulation 85% reduction

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 CUSTOM V SELECTION SUSPENSION
Front Brakes - Disc Dimensionsdisk
Rear Brakes - Disс Dimensionsdrum
Front Suspensionstrut
Rear Suspensiontorsion beam type
Front Tyres - Rims Dimensions155/65 R14
Rear Tyres - Rims Dimensions155/65 R14
Aluminium DiskStandart
4WS - Four-Wheel SteeringNo
Variable Gear Ratio Steering - VGS/VGRSNo
Sport-Tuned SuspensionNo
Low Down SuspensionNo

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 CUSTOM V SELECTION EXTERIOR
SunroofNo
Front SpoilerStandart
Rear SpoilerStandart
Xenon LampsStandart
Front Fog LampsStandart
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 DoorNo
Sliding Electric DoorsNo
Door Easy CloserStandart
Power Rear DoorNo
Head Lights WasherNo
Privacy GlassStandart
Winter ComplectationOption

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 CUSTOM V SELECTION 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 Rowseparate folding
3nd Row-
Lagage BoxStandart
Engine Start ButtonStandart
EtcOption
Bucket SeatNo

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 CUSTOM V SELECTION SAFETY
Drivers AirbagStandart
Passengers AirbagStandart
Side AirbagNo
ABSABS with EBD ( option )
Break AssistOption
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 BarStandart
Build-in Child SeatNo
Autocorrected MirrorsNo
Rain SensorNo
Intelligent AFSNo
Alarm SystemStandart
Security AlarmStandart
Road Service-

AMENITY
Air Conditionerautoair conditioning(standard)
Air PurifierNo
RadioOption
Autoreverse CasetteNo
CD PlayerOption
MD PalyerOption
Navigation SystemHDD navigation (option)
Mesomorphic Monitoranalog TV tuner (option)
Traffic Jam AssistG-BOOK ALPHA (option)
Audio HDDOption
DVD-audioOption
Additional Sound Equipment-
Rear Entertainment SystemNo
SpeakerStandart
AC PlugNo
Stearing Wheel HeaterNo
Rear Seats HeaterNo
HumidifierNo
Air FilterNo
Antibacterial FilterNo
Оdor AbsorberNo
DehumidifierNo
Intelligent Parking AssistNo
Optional Navigation SystemNo

OTHER
LSDNo


- 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 Custom V Selection
πŸ“Œ Engine Details and Performance
πŸ“Œ Dimensions and Sizes of the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection
πŸ“Œ Fuel Tank Capacity and Fuel Efficiency
πŸ“Œ Understanding Fuel Consumption and MPG
πŸ“Œ Exploring the Wheel Options for the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection
πŸ“Œ Trim Levels and Features Available
πŸ“Œ Comparing Fuel Average Across Trim Levels
πŸ“Œ Safety Features and Ratings
πŸ“Œ Pros and Cons of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection
πŸ“Œ Conclusion: Is the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection the Right Choice for You?
πŸ“Œ FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection

Introduction to the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is a compact minivan that offers practicality and efficiency, making it an excellent choice for urban commuting and small families. Produced from December 2008 onwards, this model belongs to the third generation of the Tanto series, which has been well-received for its compact dimensions and versatile interior space.

Under the hood, the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is equipped with a 660cc inline-3 engine (Engine Code: KF-VE), featuring DOHC technology and producing a maximum power output of 58.8 PS (58 bhp) at 7200 rpm and a peak torque of 64.7 Nm (47.7 lb.ft) at 4000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission (4AT), providing smooth and efficient gear shifts.

The minivan's exterior dimensions make it suitable for navigating through crowded city streets. It measures approximately 339.5 cm (133.66 inches) in length, 147.5 cm (58.07 inches) in width, and 175 cm (68.89 inches) in height, with a wheelbase of 249 cm (98.03 inches). The ride height stands at 16 cm (6.29 inches), offering a comfortable ride while maintaining ample ground clearance.

Inside the cabin, the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection provides seating for four passengers across two rows. The interior length is around 216 cm (85.03 inches), providing sufficient legroom for occupants. The front and rear axle lengths are approximately 130 cm (51.18 inches) and 129.5 cm (50.98 inches), respectively. The minivan's weight is recorded at 920 kg (2028 lbs), contributing to its fuel efficiency and agile handling.

Safety features include driver and passenger airbags, as well as ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) as an option. The Tanto 660 Custom V Selection also comes equipped with power windows, power steering, keyless entry, and air conditioning for added convenience and comfort.

In terms of fuel economy, this Daihatsu minivan boasts impressive figures. The 2008 Tanto 660 Custom V Selection achieves an average fuel consumption of approximately 44.3 mpg US (53.2 mpg UK or 5.3 L/100km) in the 10/15 mode testing.

With its practical size, fuel efficiency, and thoughtful amenities, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is a reliable and versatile option for those seeking a compact and efficient minivan for everyday use. Its combination of features and performance makes it a suitable choice for navigating city roads with ease and comfort.

Engine Details and Performance

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is equipped with a capable and efficient engine that ensures a smooth driving experience. Powering this compact minivan is a 660cc inline-3 engine, identified by the engine code KF-VE. The engine features DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft) technology, which enhances performance and fuel efficiency.

With a maximum power output of 58.8 PS (58 bhp) at 7200 rpm and a peak torque of 64.7 Nm (47.7 lb.ft) at 4000 rpm, the 660cc engine delivers adequate power for city driving and everyday commuting. The engine's design and size make it suitable for urban mobility, offering a balance between performance and fuel economy.

The 2008 Tanto 660 Custom V Selection features a 4-speed automatic transmission (4AT), which ensures smooth gear changes and effortless acceleration. This transmission setup contributes to the minivan's user-friendly driving experience, particularly in stop-and-go traffic situations.

In terms of fuel efficiency, the 660cc engine proves to be a standout feature. The Tanto 660 Custom V Selection achieves an average fuel consumption of approximately 44.3 mpg US (53.2 mpg UK or 5.3 L/100km) in the 10/15 mode testing. This fuel economy is a significant advantage, making the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection an economical choice for daily commuting and short trips.

Overall, the engine details and performance of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection highlight its suitability as a practical and efficient minivan. Whether navigating through busy city streets or cruising on highways, the 660cc engine provides sufficient power and fuel efficiency, catering to the needs of urban drivers and small families alike.

Dimensions and Sizes of the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is a compact minivan known for its practical size and efficient use of space. Its dimensions and sizes are tailored to offer convenience and maneuverability in urban environments.

Starting with the exterior measurements, the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection has an exterior length of approximately 339.5 cm (133.66 inches), an exterior width of around 147.5 cm (58.07 inches), and an exterior height of approximately 175 cm (68.89 inches). These compact dimensions make parking and navigating through tight city streets a breeze, allowing drivers to maneuver with ease.

The minivan's interior is designed to optimize passenger comfort and cargo space. The interior length measures approximately 216 cm (85.03 inches), providing ample legroom for passengers in both the front and rear seats. The interior width is around 135 cm (53.14 inches), offering a cozy yet spacious feel inside the cabin. The interior height stands at approximately 135.5 cm (53.34 inches), ensuring sufficient headroom for all occupants.

The wheelbase of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is approximately 249 cm (98.03 inches), contributing to stability and balanced handling on the road. The front axle length measures around 130 cm (51.18 inches), while the rear axle length is about 129.5 cm (50.98 inches).

For added convenience, the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection comes with a minimum turning circle of approximately 4.5 meters, allowing for easy U-turns and maneuvering in tight spaces.

In terms of weight, the minivan tips the scales at approximately 920 kg (2028 lbs), which further contributes to its nimble performance and fuel efficiency.

Additionally, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection features four doors and can comfortably seat up to four passengers across two rows.

Overall, the dimensions and sizes of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection make it an ideal choice for urban commuting and city living. Its compact exterior dimensions, combined with a thoughtfully designed interior, offer a practical and efficient minivan solution for small families and urban dwellers alike.

Fuel Tank Capacity and Fuel Efficiency

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection offers impressive fuel efficiency and a reasonably sized fuel tank, making it a cost-effective choice for city driving and daily commutes.

The minivan is equipped with a fuel tank that has a capacity of approximately 9.5 US gallons (7.9 UK gallons or 36 liters). This fuel tank capacity allows drivers to cover a considerable distance before needing to refuel, reducing the frequency of visits to the gas station and providing convenience for daily use.

With its compact size and efficient engine, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection achieves remarkable fuel economy. In the 10/15 mode testing, the minivan records an average fuel consumption of approximately 44.3 mpg US (53.2 mpg UK or 5.3 L/100km). This outstanding fuel efficiency ensures that drivers can maximize their mileage and spend less on fuel expenses, making it an economical option for budget-conscious users.

The combination of a modest fuel tank capacity and excellent fuel efficiency allows the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection to cover more miles on a single tank, reducing the need for frequent refueling stops during daily commutes or city driving.

In conclusion, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection strikes a balance between its fuel tank capacity and fuel efficiency, offering an economical and eco-friendly solution for urban commuting. With its impressive fuel economy and practical size, this minivan is an attractive choice for those seeking a cost-effective and environmentally conscious vehicle for their daily transportation needs.

Understanding Fuel Consumption and MPG

Understanding the fuel consumption and MPG (Miles Per Gallon) of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is essential for gauging its efficiency and cost-effectiveness in daily use.

Fuel consumption refers to the amount of fuel that the vehicle consumes per unit of distance traveled. In the case of the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection, it achieves an impressive fuel consumption rate of approximately 44.3 mpg US (53.2 mpg UK or 5.3 L/100km) in the 10/15 mode testing. This indicates that the minivan is highly efficient in utilizing fuel and requires less frequent refueling, making it a practical choice for daily commuting and city driving.

MPG (Miles Per Gallon) is a common measurement used to compare the fuel efficiency of different vehicles. It represents the number of miles a vehicle can travel using one gallon of fuel. In the case of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection, its fuel efficiency translates to approximately 44.3 miles per gallon (mpg) in the US, or 53.2 mpg in the UK.

The combination of a fuel-efficient engine and a reasonably sized fuel tank with a capacity of approximately 9.5 US gallons (7.9 UK gallons or 36 liters) contributes to the minivan's economical performance. Drivers can expect to cover significant distances on a single tank, reducing the need for frequent visits to the gas station and ultimately saving on fuel expenses.

Understanding the fuel consumption and MPG of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection showcases its eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness. This fuel-efficient minivan offers a practical and budget-conscious solution for urban commuters and small families seeking a reliable and economical vehicle for their daily transportation needs.

Exploring the Wheel Options for the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection offers various wheel options that cater to both style and functionality preferences of drivers.

The standard wheel setup for the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection includes 14-inch rims paired with 155/65 R14 tires. These wheels strike a balance between ride comfort and handling, making them suitable for everyday driving in urban environments.

While the standard wheels provide a reliable and efficient performance, some drivers may prefer to customize the appearance of their minivan. In such cases, aftermarket wheel options are available, offering a range of sizes, designs, and finishes to suit individual tastes. Larger wheel sizes and unique designs can add a personalized touch to the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection, allowing owners to express their style and personality through their vehicle's appearance.

When considering wheel upgrades, it's essential to keep in mind that larger wheel sizes may impact the vehicle's ride quality and handling. Some drivers may prioritize aesthetics, while others may opt for wheels that improve performance, such as lightweight alloy wheels that can enhance braking and acceleration.

Additionally, tire options play a crucial role in the overall performance of the minivan. Different tire types, such as all-season, summer, or winter tires, offer distinct advantages based on driving conditions and climate. All-season tires provide a good balance of performance in various weather conditions, while specialized summer or winter tires offer enhanced grip and handling in specific situations.

It's important for owners to consider their driving needs and preferences when exploring wheel options for the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection. Whether seeking a stylish upgrade or enhanced performance, the selection of wheels and tires can significantly impact the driving experience and overall aesthetics of the minivan. As such, drivers have the flexibility to tailor their Tanto 660 Custom V Selection to their individual preferences, allowing them to enjoy a personalized and satisfying ownership experience.

Trim Levels and Features Available

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection offers multiple trim levels, each with its own set of features and amenities, providing customers with options to suit their specific needs and preferences.

1. Custom V Selection: The base trim level comes with a host of standard features, making it a practical choice for budget-conscious buyers. Standard features include power windows and mirrors, air conditioning, keyless entry for added convenience, and an AM/FM radio with a CD player for entertainment on the go. Dual front airbags offer essential safety protection for occupants.

2. Custom V Selection G Package: Building upon the base trim, the G Package introduces additional features for enhanced comfort and safety. In addition to the standard features of the Custom V Selection, this trim level includes Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) for improved braking performance and stability during emergency stops.

3. Custom V Selection L Package: The top-tier trim level in the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection lineup, the L Package offers a step-up in safety and convenience features. In addition to the amenities found in the G Package, the L Package includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to further enhance the minivan's stability and handling on slippery or uneven road surfaces.

These distinct trim levels allow customers to choose the level of features and safety enhancements that align with their preferences and budget. From the practical and well-equipped base trim to the top-of-the-line model with advanced safety features, the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection caters to a wide range of drivers seeking a reliable and efficient minivan.

It's essential for potential buyers to consider their specific needs and priorities when selecting a trim level, as each one offers a different combination of features. Some may prioritize cost-effectiveness, while others may opt for additional safety features for added peace of mind. Whatever the choice, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection ensures a practical and enjoyable driving experience, regardless of the selected trim level.

Comparing Fuel Average Across Trim Levels

When comparing the fuel average across the different trim levels of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection, it's essential to consider the variations in features and specifications that may impact fuel efficiency.

1. Custom V Selection: As the base trim level, the Custom V Selection offers a practical and economical choice for drivers. With its standard features and modest weight, this trim level achieves commendable fuel efficiency. The 660cc engine's efficient design, combined with the 4-speed automatic transmission, contributes to its overall fuel economy.

2. Custom V Selection G Package: The G Package trim level builds upon the base model, introducing additional features that may have a slight impact on fuel consumption. While these added features contribute to enhanced convenience and safety, they may also result in a slightly lower fuel average compared to the base trim.

3. Custom V Selection L Package: Being the top-tier trim level, the L Package offers the most comprehensive set of features and amenities. While these added features may provide a more luxurious driving experience, they could potentially lead to a slightly lower fuel average compared to the lower trim levels.

It's important to note that the fuel economy differences across the trim levels of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection are likely to be minimal. The variations in fuel consumption can be influenced by factors such as additional equipment, weight differences, and aerodynamics, but the fundamental engine and transmission setup remains consistent across all trim levels.

Drivers seeking the utmost fuel efficiency may find that the base Custom V Selection trim level offers the best balance between practicality and economical performance. However, those who prioritize additional features and amenities may still appreciate the slight trade-off in fuel consumption for the enhanced driving experience provided by the G Package or L Package trim levels.

Ultimately, the choice of trim level depends on individual preferences and needs, and potential buyers should consider their priorities, budget, and the overall driving experience they seek from the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection.

Safety Features and Ratings

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is equipped with a range of safety features designed to protect occupants and enhance overall safety on the road.

1. Airbags: Dual front airbags are standard across all trim levels of the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection. These airbags provide essential protection for the driver and front passenger in the event of a frontal collision.

2. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS): The G Package and L Package trim levels come equipped with ABS. ABS prevents the wheels from locking up during hard braking, helping the driver maintain steering control and reducing the risk of skidding or loss of control in emergency braking situations.

3. Electronic Stability Control (ESC): The top-tier L Package trim includes ESC, which is a valuable safety feature that helps the driver maintain vehicle stability during cornering and sudden maneuvers. ESC can detect and correct oversteering or understeering to prevent potential accidents.

4. Seatbelts: All seats in the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection come with three-point seatbelts, which offer effective restraint for occupants in the event of a collision.

5. Child Safety Features: The minivan is equipped with child safety locks on the rear doors to prevent accidental opening by young passengers during transit.

While the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection offers a range of safety features, it's important to note that specific safety ratings from organizations like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are not available for this particular model due to limited data or testing conducted by these organizations.

As with any vehicle, the effectiveness of safety features is complemented by responsible driving practices and adherence to traffic rules. Regular maintenance and inspections are also crucial to ensure that safety systems function optimally.

Overall, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is designed to prioritize the safety of its occupants with essential safety features that offer protection and peace of mind during daily commuting and family trips.

Pros and Cons of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection comes with its share of pros and cons, making it essential for potential buyers to weigh these factors based on their specific needs and preferences.

Pros:

1. Fuel Efficiency: The Tanto 660 Custom V Selection boasts impressive fuel efficiency, making it an economical choice for daily commuting and city driving. Its small engine size and lightweight construction contribute to its excellent fuel economy.

2. Compact Size: With its compact dimensions, the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection offers easy maneuverability, making it ideal for navigating through crowded urban streets and tight parking spaces.

3. Practical Interior: Despite its compact exterior, the minivan's interior is thoughtfully designed to maximize space and comfort. The two rows of seats can accommodate up to four passengers, and the rear seats can be folded down to create additional cargo space when needed.

4. Variety of Trim Levels: The availability of different trim levels allows buyers to choose the one that best suits their needs and budget. Whether seeking a basic and budget-friendly option or a fully-equipped model with additional features, the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection offers versatility in its lineup.

Cons:

1. Limited Power: The Tanto 660 Custom V Selection's small engine size means it may not deliver the same level of power and acceleration as larger vehicles. This can result in slightly slower acceleration, especially when fully loaded with passengers or cargo.

2. Basic Features: The base trim level may lack some of the advanced features and amenities found in higher-end minivans. While it provides the essentials for practical commuting, buyers seeking more luxurious or high-tech features may need to consider higher trim levels or other models.

3. Safety Ratings: As the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is not equipped with the latest advanced safety technologies, safety ratings from organizations like NHTSA or IIHS may not be available. It's essential for buyers to consider the vehicle's safety features and prioritize responsible driving habits.

4. Limited Availability: Depending on the region, the availability of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection may be limited, which could potentially impact pricing and access to spare parts and service centers.

In conclusion, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection offers a practical and fuel-efficient option for those seeking a compact and economical minivan. Its compact size and maneuverability make it suitable for city driving, while the variety of trim levels allows buyers to choose the one that best aligns with their needs and budget. However, potential buyers should be aware of its limited power and basic features, and prioritize safety and responsible driving when considering this model.

Conclusion: Is the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection the Right Choice for You?

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection presents a compelling option for certain types of buyers, but whether it is the right choice for you depends on your specific needs and preferences.

Compact and Fuel-Efficient: If you are looking for a compact minivan that excels in fuel efficiency, the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection could be an excellent fit. Its small engine size and lightweight design contribute to impressive fuel economy, making it a cost-effective choice for daily commuting and city driving.

City-Friendly: Navigating through congested urban streets and parking in tight spaces is a breeze with the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection. Its compact size and easy maneuverability make it an ideal companion for city dwellers.

Practical Interior: Despite its small exterior, the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection offers a practical interior layout. With seating for up to four passengers and the ability to fold down the rear seats for extra cargo space, it provides flexibility for various transportation needs.

Budget-Friendly Options: The availability of different trim levels allows you to select one that aligns with your budget and desired features. From the basic Custom V Selection to the higher-end G Package or L Package, you can find a version that suits your preferences.

Considerations: However, there are some factors to consider before making a decision. The Tanto 660 Custom V Selection may not provide the same level of power and acceleration as larger vehicles, so if high performance is a priority, this minivan might not be the best choice.

Additionally, while it offers the essentials for practical commuting, the base trim level may lack some of the advanced features found in other minivans. If you desire more luxurious or high-tech amenities, you may need to explore higher trim levels or other models.

Furthermore, while the Tanto 660 Custom V Selection comes with standard safety features, it may not have the latest advanced safety technologies available in newer models. As a responsible driver, you should prioritize safety and adhere to traffic rules and regulations.

In conclusion, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection could be an ideal option for those seeking a compact, fuel-efficient, and budget-friendly minivan for city driving and daily commuting. It provides practicality and versatility with various trim levels to choose from. However, it may not be the best fit if you prioritize high performance or seek more advanced features and safety technologies. Before making your decision, consider your specific requirements and test drive the vehicle to ensure it meets your expectations.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection

What is the production period of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection?

The production of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection started in December 2008.

What are the available drive wheels and drivetrain options for the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection?

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection comes with front-wheel drive (FF) as the traction and drivetrain.

What are the engine specifications of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection?

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is powered by a 658 cm3 or 40.1 cu-in engine with the engine code KF-VE. It is a 3-cylinder DOHC engine that produces a maximum power output of 58.8 PS or 58 bhp or 43.2 kW at 7200 rpm and a maximum torque of 64.7 Nm or 47.7 lb.ft or 6.6 kg.m at 4000 rpm.

What are the dimensions and weight of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection?

The exterior dimensions of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection are approximately 339.5 cm in length, 147.5 cm in width, and 175 cm in height. The interior dimensions are around 216 cm in length, 135 cm in width, and 135.5 cm in height. The minivan has a wheelbase of 249 cm and a weight of 920 kg or 2028 lbs.

How many seats and doors does the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection have?

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection has four seats and five doors.

What is the fuel tank capacity and fuel consumption of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection?

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection has a fuel tank capacity of 9.5 US gallons or 7.9 UK gallons or 36 liters. Its fuel consumption is approximately 44.3 mpg US or 53.2 mpg UK or 5.3 L/100km in the 10/15 mode.

What are the suspension and brake specifications of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection?

The front suspension of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is a strut type, while the rear suspension is a torsion beam type. It comes with front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.

What are the exterior features of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection?

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection includes standard front and rear spoilers, xenon lamps, front fog lamps, and ultraviolet glass protection.

What are the interior amenities and features of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection?

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection offers power windows, power steering, keyless entry, and a front bench seat. However, it does not come with leather seats, front seat heaters, or power-adjustable seats.

What safety features does the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection have?

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom V Selection is equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD (available in certain trim levels), and child safety locks on the rear doors. However, it does not have side airbags, curtain airbags, or advanced safety systems like lane-keep assist or collision mitigation.


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