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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by pinky, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. pinky

    pinky Copenworld Newbie

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    None as of yet but i've picked a copen to be my first :)
    Hiii! I'm Steph & I’ve joined because I have an undying love for copens :p
    I haven't got one yet but I’m on the hunt for a copen of my own so I can love it, hug it and squeeze it :)
    This will be my first car so can anyone tell me the pros and cons? I’ve read loads of reviews so I have a vague idea but it would be good to hear from the owners

    Thanks!!​
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Hi Pinkie, Welcome to the forum.
    Will you be looking at the 660 or 1.3 engine?
     
  3. pinky

    pinky Copenworld Newbie

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    Either really! I've been browsing around the internet and I will admit I have falled in love with the 1.3 champagne, but originally I was looking for a yellow 660 but to be honest I don't care any more I want them all!! which would you reccomend? this is my first car and I think im going to keep it forever :p
     
  4. Scareysue

    Scareysue Copenworld Member

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    I'd get some theoretical insurance quotes before you choose. There might be a big difference in affordability between the 660 and the 1300. My first car was a Triumph Spitfire convertible, 1500cc engine, and the insurance cost more than the car (although I was a bit younger than you are now).
     
  5. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Okay, so what sort of mileage will you be doing per year?
    With the 660 engine you need to change the oil every 3000 miles. Oil filter every 6000 miles.
    If your doing long distances it would be best to go for the 1.3.
     
  6. pinky

    pinky Copenworld Newbie

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    I very much doubt I would be doing long distances to be honest, im not to sure what to do! I think I will try and get some insurance quotes and see! :)
     
  7. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    It would be interesting to see what difference the two engine do to the insurance costs.
    If you base your decisiion on fun. Go for the 660 engine. It is a bit slower, but it revs higher & sounds great.
    When you go out looking at potential purchases. Good service history is essential. Make sure the oil changes have been done regularly. Also check for rust on the rear arches & front edge of the sill (just behind the front wheel).
     
  8. pinky

    pinky Copenworld Newbie

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    Oh.My.Goodness

    The insurance quotes are absolutley unbelieveble!!!

    The 660cc fully comp is £6,684!!! but the 1.3 fully comp is £5,272.... it doesnt look like im going to be getting a copen at all!! haha oh dear :(
     
  9. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Oh my!
    Just passed your test?
     
  10. pinky

    pinky Copenworld Newbie

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    haha yeah I have, and thats with passplus! literally no hope haha >.<
    I don't want a peugeot 207 or a ford KA :'(
    Im really gutted
     
  11. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Try a Suzuki Cappuccino or Honda Beat?
     
  12. dwayner

    dwayner Copenworld Regular

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    dwayner

    How come your insurance is so high there?
    I pay 55 dollars a month - for 100% coverage, with no additionals - it seems insane to be that much in the UK
     
  13. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    New, young drivers in the UK get screwed on insurance costs.
    I'm surprised by Pinky's quote. I would've guessed at quote of about £1200.
     
  14. Scareysue

    Scareysue Copenworld Member

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    I'm not surprised by the quote at all, having a niece and nephew in the "new driver" range, I know what it's like. Hope this article helps you get on the road, then you can get some no-claims under your belt and get something you love in a few years.

    Five-cars-cheap-insure.html
     
  15. pinky

    pinky Copenworld Newbie

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    Yeah so do I! I really didn't expect it to be that high!! that was only on compare the market so its not exact but its still REALLY shocked/upset me!!
    Its such a shame because I feel that I am a good driver its just other people who ruin it for everyone else :(
    Ive still got my heart set on getting a copen I will get one somehow... even if I just buy it and sit in it on the drive :p
     
  16. pinky

    pinky Copenworld Newbie

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    I would love a cappiccino or a honda beat they are so cute! but I think I have my heart set on a copen :h:
     
  17. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    Oh dear, that's a real pitty. But they will still be around in a few years...

    Rex.
     
  18. pinky

    pinky Copenworld Newbie

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    I know they will but its still pretty rubbish haha, i'm looking into maybe getting a classic beetle.. low insurance and you don't need to pay for road tax.. bit worried about the lack of power steering and ABS but I guess it will just take some getting used too.... :(
     
  19. andywin

    andywin Copenworld Newbie

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    I also a newbie in Daihatsu at Hong Kong... Hardly to look for a service manual in the net >.<

    :(:(:(:(
     
  20. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Hi Andywin welcome to Copenworld. I hope you find lots of information on the forum. :)
     
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