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Better road holding car

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by stanny, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. stanny

    stanny Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi having now had my copen 56 plate copen 1.3 for 6 weeks I thought I would post a message. I have never driven a better road holding car. It just sticks to the road like glue. I don't break around corners most times just keep my foot on the accelerator. Safely of course. In the past I have had RS2000 XR3i a long time ago and after driving for 34 years now had most cars you know the usual stuff and until I bought the copen a very nice Saab 1.9 diesel sport that drove nice but nothing that is so much fun. Do porsches drive that good maybe they do but at a high price where for under 4000 pounds you can drive one of these.

    Best car for fun I have had and quick enough too.
    All the best copenistas
     
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  2. MattMacc123

    MattMacc123 Copenworld Member

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    Welcome! :) Glad you are enjoying your copen! they are very good at holding the road, i need new tyres on mines as they are worn and the car is a bit skitish round corners, but that will soon be changed :) enjoy!
     
  3. speedy-g

    speedy-g Copenworld Member

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    Welcome stanny, glad your having fun.
    They are great road holders with the right tyres, never buy cheap ones.
    Porsches are great at sticking to the tarmac but like you say not in the same league in grins per mile.
     
  4. JulesAtCumbria

    JulesAtCumbria Copenworld Regular

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    Great stuff Stanny - brill you're having so much fun! :D:D

    I have to confess that Neville (who joined the family last November) is the first proper-driving car I've ever owned, so I haven't really pushed him hard yet - I've got to learn about my own (in)abilities first and extend them, lol! :eek: So he'll be saying "Come on, you can do better than that" and I'll keep trying!

    Mind you, the state of the roads doesn't help. Perhaps the local kart track will hold a 'bring your own Copen' day so I can really push him (and me!). :rolleyes:

    Hey, Stanny, keep smilin' :)
     
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  5. andyH

    andyH Copenworld Newbie

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    It handles corners very well, almost like you are on rails.

    Speed bumps and pot holes are another story though
     
  6. stanny

    stanny Copenworld Newbie

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    A go cart track day for copen would be good and I agree not trusting your own ability probably because not been in a car at good at road holding/ grip so not sure what it will do. But have to say it does exactly what you want it go do I am amazed by it. My son says I drive like a girl soz not to affenend anybody but when I have had other cars and why because I did not trust them but the copen I do. When I bought the car the garage put 3 nankangs tryes on it so that is what the tyres are i don't know what are recommended but seem to do the trick. So agree with everybody more smiles per miles. The world is wonderfully place I love everbody....... What's happening I must own a copen that's what it is
     
  7. Your Majesty

    Your Majesty Copenworld Regular

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    The Copen does indeed hold the road much, much better than the average car so you can increase you abilities somewhat without even realising! :)

    The Copen will understeer though if pushed hard - you can feel this if you go into a bend that you're very familiar with when it is wet and you'll notice that the car will not turn through the bend as well as it does in the dry. This is actually not a bad thing to get a better feel of the limits of the car when compared to rear wheel drive cars where the back end can suddenly step out and cause the car to oversteer which is very scary if you're not an expert driver. :eek:
     
  8. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Get the 4WD kit then and essentially do away with both!

    The handling might increase slightly with the roof down as the centre of gravity is lowered. Lower the glass windows too! Assuming any reduction in chassis rigidity doesn't override this effect.
     
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