Daihatsu Mira parts
The Daihatsu Mira comes standard with a 5 speed gearbox with remarkably short gearing – cruising at 100 km/h in top gear equates to an engine speed of around 4400 rpm! This helps keep some revs onboard while cruising and the little turbocharger starts boosting very early.
The Mira runs a cute little independent rear-end together with garden-variety MacPherson struts at the front. Ride height is slightly lower than a local L70 Handivan.
There’s no need for power assistance for the rack and pinion steering – the Mira has good steering weight and a wonderfully direct feel. Oh, and its turning circle is pretty handy too!
The braking arrangement comprises discs at the front and drums at the rear.
The ‘little lightening’ scores a centrally roof-mounted aerial, dual exhaust outlets, side skirts, a front lip, bonnet scoop and rear spoiler that frames the entire rear window. Cute 12 inch alloys wearing 145/70s and some attention-getting stickers also give it a lift.
Inside, the Mira is decked out with sports door trims and seats, a ‘Turbo’ flat-bottom steering wheel, air conditioning and sports instrumentation. All controls are simple to operate and it’s a very easy car to drive.
The Mira cabin offers ample front head and leg room but shoulder space is minimal with two persons abreast. It also comes with a small 2 person rear seat.
The L70 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX is a great car for anyone wanting to have some fun on the cheap.