XCarToys 1:64 Daihatsu Charade Sedan

31w ago

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Well... This diecast company found quick access to my wallet! I am just now discovering some of the delightful offerings from XCarToys and decided my first purchase would be the much unloved Daihatsu Charade Sedan. These (and the hatchback version) had a very very short life here in the US. Once common, now all but extinct. The perfect obscure car for my collection! XCarToys really packs a ton of quality for the money. Surprisingly the car is indeed diecast (base is plastic) and the details are fantastic. Crisp turn signals and striping. Amazing paint and really perfect scale proportions. The interior is pretty basic and I would say thats the biggest shortcoming vs TLV cars. Overall a superb diecast!

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  • Not a bad diecast. You love the obscure. Happy Thanksgiving

      7 months ago
  • Oh wow I had no idea that was out there - and I need it badly! We had a Charade Hatchback as a shopping trolley for a while, and it was tough little car - it could take anything we threw at it.

    I am guessing this is the Chinese ""Tianjin" version?

      7 months ago
    • Some of the 'bay listings have them as Tianjin instead of Daihatsu and you are in luck they also have the hatchback version available in Red or White. Price is awesome considering the details. I can't believe they put so much quality and...

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        7 months ago
    • And there are taxi versions available in China for both hatchback and normal version. Those taxis had been very popular before Toyota taxis and VW taxis appeared on the road.

        7 months ago
  • And they are going to make a Hongqi car. Just the one which Jeremy Clarkson reviewed in TGT season 3 when they went to Chongqing,China. And that will be a much better model than this one.

      7 months ago
    • that is awesome! I am going to have to get one of those!

        7 months ago
  • Nice one. But I have to say that this car is not a Daihatsu. It’s actually a Xiali, made by a Chinese company. Chinese bought body parts and the engines from Japanese ( possibly from Toyota,because I once saw a Toyota logo on the engine)and assembled the cars in China. Because the Xialis were pretty cheap and quite reliable,many people bought one as their first car in the family (cars were becoming popular in China in the late 1990s). This version of Xiali stopped producing about fifteen years ago. Nowadays young people in China are more likely to buy a car like VW Golf or Ford Focus. And new Xialis are sold to some African countries. This version of Xiali was a memory for people in China (especially in Tianjin,a big city with a population of 15million,just located no more than 100km to Beijing. Tianjin is also the place where Xialis were made as well as this model ). The model company is called Tuoyi. They made a group of diecasts of cars like Xiali (the cars in our memory). I have a red one. And I have to tell you another thing. Xialis were only painted in red ,grey,light golden and silver. There were no blue Xialis.(I am Chinese and I am not very good at English. So you may find some grammar faults in this passage. But the story I told is basically right and real. Please do point out if you find something is wrong. Hope you like that.)

      7 months ago
    • There is one fault. I knew I said I have a red one,but I didn’t look at the box carefully. So I missed one thing. The box says that Chinese bought parts from Daihatsu. But I really did see a Toyota engine on a Xiali many years ago. But that Xiali was a...

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        7 months ago
    • Ps. Tuoyi is the Chinese name of XcarToys.

        7 months ago
  • I love how ordinary it is. We've found the most regular licensed car yet.

      7 months ago
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