Everywhere you go people stop and stare - especially when you lower the superb Mercedes SLK-style hard-top at traffic lights. Children smile, women point and men double-take. I'm sure that if onlookers had Daihatsu flags, they'd wave them.
The firm suspension may have drawn criticism from the rest of the office - on rough roads it can feel as if Daihatsu forgot to fit springs - but it will go round any bend without a whiff of body roll. This, plus the quick steering, enables the roadster to change direction faster than a housefly. It's ideal for the daily commute, where slotting through gaps in traffic and diving down shortcuts can mean the difference between arriving on time or 30 minutes late. And the superb handling means in town you can pretty much drive it at a constant 30mph.