Daihatsu Copen – Daihatsu Copen Car Review – 24-08-2007 | Used Car Expert

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Daihatsu Copen

Copen Car Review

IF you ever what would be the price of youth, I suggest about

That’s also the cost of the revised Daihatsu Copen, one of the few new which combines retro refinement and delivers style substance.

It’s both and entirely practical as a two-seater and it puts other small in the shade when it comes to in the UK climate.

Revitalised in spring with the same commended engine, the extra horsepower has the Copen in terms of performance and

The 1.3 engine and new longer gearing it much more acceptable for journeys and its economy is encouragingly without even trying.

a good starter, pulls and fairly strongly and it cruises at the legal limit on the motorway.

A light clutch, direct gearchange and good ratios the Copen is a delight around and on open roads.

With its powered rack and pinion it responds faithfully and easily to input, making light of parking or placing precisely bends, and the brakes have a feedback and power delivery, the Copen quickly and with The handbrake holds on the steepest of

The uprated brakes on the more new Copen are matched with a suspension. While it has lost of its smoothness and compliance, the new set up gives it a edge when pressing on at the of a stiffer ride over bad

On smooth roads, however, the new is a joy and it certainly seemed to soften a passenger aboard.

The handling is towards running wide on turns but ease off mid-corner and it tucks in the nose and comes on a tighter line. It is entirely and safe with a low centre of to maximise the handling potential.

Secondary controls are all very to hand in the compact cabin and the instruments clear, backed up by a few lights.

Heating and ventilation air conditioning supported by electric and when you add to these the powered and standard cd-player you appreciate is a very well equipped for the money.

The powered folding roof is fairly quick to use manually released and it stows under the bootlid with loss of luggage space.

Oddments room in the car is limited and not but the boot will take 14 to 210 litres so most items find a place.

Access is to the cabin and the seats are very shaped to provide support the thighs and around the back. You to sit low but thanks to the waistline and sloping you can see all round.

Daihatsu Copen

I thought the lights could been more powerful and but the wipers were adequate. You have to remember because you are so low on the road that the Copen is not visible to other road in some situations.

All noise were low with most from the tyres over bad Push the engine hard and it very busy, but it never strained.

Wind noise was low the roof closed or open.

In its guise the Copen did not batter the possibly thanks to the standard deflector behind the headrests, and the system kept feet

Without sacrificing sophistication, the Copen delivers fun and frugal Few cars can lay claim to those particularly at the price of the Copen. To my it is unique.


Copen 1.3

Price: £10,995

86bhp, 1,298cc, 4cyl petrol engine front wheels via 5spd gearbox

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