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Hello from Cape Town - Just Joined

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ashley, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Ashley

    Ashley Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Car(s):
    Copen
    Merc estate
    RAV4 3-Door
    Hello!

    I've just joined - I'm buying a Copen and started searching the internet to see what I could find out about them.

    It seems that everybody loves them and why not?

    My story is that my wife was nagging me to buy a new Toyota FJ Cruiser. For those of you in countries where it is not available here's a link to a picture of one FJ Cruiser

    I think we can all agree that it could be described as "fugly"?

    So I tried to steer her away from that monstrosity and show her what else is available - enter the ad I saw for an '09 1.3l Copen. So we went to see it and take it for a drive - it was love at first sight! She looks fine in it (she's 5'0"), but I can't help feeling that I look like Noddy!

    So now we're in the process of buying the car - hope to get it before the New Year.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year to all!

    Ashley
     
  2. Scareysue

    Scareysue Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Location:
    North West
    Car(s):
    Copen Vivid
    I think we do agree that Toyota is one fugly motor!

    My husband loves borrowing my Copen, hope you get chance to do the same.
     
  3. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    Worcester, UK
    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    Welcome to Copenworld Ashley.
    I quite like the FJ cruiser, retro styling from the original land cruiser.

    Have a great Christmas in your new Copen.
     
  4. Ashley

    Ashley Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Car(s):
    Copen
    Merc estate
    RAV4 3-Door
    Adam,

    I quite agree - the FJ is a fabulous car - we took one for a test drive and it really was excellent. It just looks fugly.

    Being that ugly has its own appeal - it certainly hasn't hindered the appeal of many actors... And, of course, beauty (while being in the eye of the beholder) is only skin deep.

    Other down-sides are that it is quite big and wide and Toyota only claim 11.9l/100km that's 24mpg - although that's not surprising given the 4.0l V6 engine - but we all know that manufacturer's claims are optimistic, at best. Also quite expensive in S.A. - but cars are all expensive in S.A.

    Compare that with my Copen - Quote from my daughter "Oh, how cute is that?"
     
  5. Scareysue

    Scareysue Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Location:
    North West
    Car(s):
    Copen Vivid
    That's very true. My mate reckons the Mini Clubman is hideous, but I rather like it. Like an old English Bulldog. Strange to look at, yet I can't help going "awww"
     
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