He might have a point... People who "collect" cars tend not to rate Japanese cars - or any car that actually works. I offer as an example the "Top Gear" presenters who consistently praise Fiats and Alfas while slating anything Japanese. The question is, did you buy it as an investment? or because you liked it? In my opinion, given the level of interest and the number of smiles (not to mention outright laughter!) that the Copen attracts, I think the Copen will always be considered that bit different from the mainstream - and will therefore continue to be an attractive car. The fact that it is well designed and made, safe, reliable, economical and fun make it so much more attractive. Collectable cars tend not to have those attributes - well maybe the design (and occasionally the fun) qualities.