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How do I choose the right copen?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by darkgun9, May 5, 2015.

  1. darkgun9

    darkgun9 Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi ,

    I was at a second hand car dealer's shop and saw a 2008 copen.
    Being new to this, I really do not know what to look out for.

    Really need help on this, I don't want to buy a smacked up copen..
     
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  2. darkgun9

    darkgun9 Copenworld Newbie

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    It is a 659cc turbo copen btw
     
  3. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    theres a buyers guide here. essentially look for rust, look for some kind of proof that the oil change schedule has been followed.
     
  4. ClareL

    ClareL Copenworld Veteran

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  5. dunf

    dunf Copenworld Regular

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    2008 would make it a 1.3 model? I think the 659cc was up to and including 2006.
     
  6. darkgun9

    darkgun9 Copenworld Newbie

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    Hey guys, thanks for the help, now I understand a better on what to look out for! Hope to join the community soon!
     
  7. darkgun9

    darkgun9 Copenworld Newbie

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    Oh , its a 659 cc , 2008 was its registration date. My bad!
     
  8. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Why was it not registered untill 2008? Is it an import and do you know it's manufacture date? I'd be a bit wary of a 659 with a 2008 plate.
     
  9. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Old oil in the turbo? There shouldn't be a huge issue if the car wasn't regged for a while - worst would be standing rust on the wheel arches I'd imagine, if she was left outside.

    There's currently an unregged 1.3L Copen in Ireland, which was "made" in 2010. What I'd be worried about with that Copen is the oil and petrol going south - but since it's unregged it should still be covered under warranty even though Daihatsu pulled out of Europe.
     
  10. darkgun9

    darkgun9 Copenworld Newbie

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    Hey ,

    Thanks for the info, checked it out.. The condition of the car is fine, except for 1 thing.

    The copen, even after test driving was at 1.2 on the rpm meter when stationary.
    Thought it was a cold start at first, but not feeling too good about that as usually cars at stationary are below 1 on the rpm meter.

    Any advice?
     
  11. threepot

    threepot Copenworld Regular

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    Tickover is quite fast until the idle control valve closes.

    The 1.3 is a better engine to have in a copen in my worthless opinion.

    They have way better performance, and are not reving really hard at 70mph.

    I do love 660cc turbo engines, but they are not a "serious" platform.

    The 1.3 vvt is also far less prone to problems regarding turbos and abuse.
     
  12. darkgun9

    darkgun9 Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice!

    I got my copen today! Thanks to all for advising me. :)
     
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