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Hello from Greece

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by cobilly, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. cobilly

    cobilly Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Location:
    Greece
    Car(s):
    Audi 80 B2
    Mitsubishi Pajero 2d GDI
    Daihatsu Copen 1.3
    Hello to all from Greece.

    I just got my Copen, bought it used from a friend, it was mosly driven by my friend's girlfriend. They said that if I ever decide to sell it, check with them first, they might want it back. They could not find the manual though, so I logged in in this forum to download it. Still, I think I'll stay.

    My experience so far with the car is limited to a 220 km from their homecity to where I live, done at night, in heavy rain, in a Greek "highway", which is a terrible road, highway only in name.

    So far all ok. Nice turning ability I have to say that!
     
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  2. machinehead

    machinehead Copenworld Pioneer

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    You're very welcome cobilly.

    You are definately in the right country to enjoy open top driving.

    You'll love it.

    M.
     
  3. copenworld

    copenworld Copenworld Founder Staff Member

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    Location:
    Auckland, NZ
    Car(s):
    Copen
    Hi, and welcome to the site.

    Which model do you have? Are there many Copens around in Greece?
     
  4. cobilly

    cobilly Copenworld Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
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    Car(s):
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    Mitsubishi Pajero 2d GDI
    Daihatsu Copen 1.3
    Copen and Greece

    Hello to all from rainy Greece.

    To answer the questions, I got a 1.3l "momo" version. There are not that many Copens around, I believe the one I got is the only one at my home-city (ok there is one more at the Daihatsu dealer's window).

    I have seen a few (2 or 3) in Kalamata (south Greece), possibly driven by passing-byers. That's where I saw my first one and decided to buy one if I get a chance.

    Greetings again,

    V.
     
  5. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    Location:
    Cardiff
    Car(s):
    Copen
    Hello cobilly and welcome,

    My Copen defiantly prefers a smooth road surface.
    I'm sure you will discover you have made the right decision, especially on a sunny day!
    Pleas put a pin on the map on the features page to show us where you are.

    Opps, Well done, I see you already have!!
    Rex.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009
  6. Tringhenge

    Tringhenge Copenworld Pioneer

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    Hi and welcome. I've just come back from 4 days holiday in Athens....didn't see a single Copen. Mind you, with that mad traffic I would want to be driving a tank ;)
     
  7. cobilly

    cobilly Copenworld Member

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    Location:
    Greece
    Car(s):
    Audi 80 B2
    Mitsubishi Pajero 2d GDI
    Daihatsu Copen 1.3
    Copens in Greece.

    For Daihatsu, Greece is Terios-territory. They sell quite a few, since smooth roads are the exception and, indeed, we don’t have the best driving habits (I used to be a crazy driver myself, now I have cooled down). And yes, my other car is kind of a tank. Not many Copens around, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Only maybe I should also be wearing a helmet while on a Greek “highway” :). Seriously though, as a newbie to this car I have say that it has many nice surprises.
    Greetings again.
     
  8. cobilly

    cobilly Copenworld Member

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    Mitsubishi Pajero 2d GDI
    Daihatsu Copen 1.3
    A little (maybe too) political comment about Greece

    A few years back I introduced myself in this forum saying "Hello from Greece". Indeed, I am Greek living in Greece. I chose to live here because I love this country. Any person like me, loving this country, currently experiences misery, anger, depression (and I am not referring to the economic depression), feels deprived, ashamed, deceived. It doesn’t matter if he-or-she is honest-working, never-owning-to-anyone-nothing, professional. Any Greek is now labeled guilty of greed, economic abuse, excessive expenses, and the like. At the same time he-or-she knows that for 30 years, Greek political parties (the ones that never punished their countless economic scandals and now dare claim to be the nation's saviors) and their friends (inside and outside Greece) had a big party practicing just that: greed, economic abuse, excessive expenses. I am guilty of letting them become what they are, guilty of allowing these become huge pyramid schemes, trap me in a shamelessly corrupt and expensive bureaucratic system fine-tuned to serve their needs (and their friends’ needs), controlling most important aspects of life, slowly eating away civilian or even human rights. And while I still don’t see how I was benefited from all this, or what I could have done, I still feel guilty, ashamed, maybe on their behalf. Especially now, when the effects of their immorality, and incompetence appear to have international consequences. I know I am not alone, many people in other countries have similar problems, and this is an international forum, so this is a warning to all. Don't let politicians do this to you.

    For all these reasons (and some more), at present I have no mood to drive my little, quick, snappy, fun-to-drive, car here. Even on the sunny days (and we are blessed with many), it is parked, covered, usually with a few cats resting on it enjoying the sun.

    I just wanted to share this with fellow Copen-ers.
     

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  9. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Thanks for sharing.
    Where ever you live in the world we all get screwed over by our governments one way or the other.
    You need cheering up! Your Copen is perfect for this. Get back behind the wheel. Forget your cares & go for a drive.
     
  10. cobilly

    cobilly Copenworld Member

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    Mitsubishi Pajero 2d GDI
    Daihatsu Copen 1.3
    You are right Adam, will eventually get to do just that...
     
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