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o.7L r 1.3

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Kevin Batchelor, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Kevin Batchelor

    Kevin Batchelor Copenworld Member

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    Hi

    I have recently bought a 54 plate copen - love it!

    Was wondering about the 1.3 and your opinions on it. I was thinking of getting one in the near future - especially as Daihatsu are no longer importing.

    Advice anyone?

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
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  2. nertman

    nertman Copenworld Regular

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    Nertman

    We tried both,both great cars but opted for the 1.3 as the better half will be using it everyday,cheaper to insure and tax and as we wanted as new as we could afford that was what we found.

    Plus on previous Diahatsus we have had to pay out for turbos,things are not getting any cheaper.....

    It's personal choice,i'm sure some will prefer the 700cc but for us the 1300cc ticked all the boxes
     
  3. dwayner

    dwayner Copenworld Regular

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    Hi Kevin,
    i would have loved to try out the 1.3, but they never came to Australia.
    But more than happy with the little turbo one - ive done over 210,000 kms in it now, since i use it for work running around all day, and it has only had a few small problems. nothing electrical, everything works, turbo was recently checked at the last big service, and was in good condition. its just servicing them - all daihatsu's have this oil problem over time, which means changeing the oil more than necessary i guess, but it pays in the long run. Only ever had one flat tyre in all that time also - ran over a bolt, and was able to make it to a tyre dealer before it went flat. They are such bullet-proof little cars.
     
  4. Kevin Batchelor

    Kevin Batchelor Copenworld Member

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    Thanks Guys

    I think I will have a good look at a 1.3 and set my intention to get one - and as new as possible.

    THanks guys
     
  5. ex-xr

    ex-xr Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi guys!
    I'm new here and so, this is my forst post...!;)
    I have a 659 ccm Copen and I'm very glad about it!
    In my opinion every Kei-car needs a small Turbo-engine!
    Not just only because of the sound. If you're a daily-driver, I'd recommend the 1.3 engine, if you're only driving in Summer (especially at the weekend) I would recommend the 0.7 engine!:cool:
    greets
    ~Felix~
     
  6. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Hi Felix, welcome to Copenworld.
    It's good to have another Kei car fan.
     
  7. ex-xr

    ex-xr Copenworld Newbie

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    Yup...I'd like to have loads of kei cars e. g. the Suzuki Cappuccino, the Honda Beat and S800 and first of all the TOYOTA SPORTS 800! The last mentioned would be the :cool:'est! ;) But to be honest, a Copen will still be N°1!
     
  8. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    My personal favourite is the Mazda Autozam AZ-1 with gullwing doors.
    I've always fancied a Daihatsu Mira Avanzato TX-RR too. Or a totally crazy Daihatsu Midget II one seater van.
    :D
     
  9. ex-xr

    ex-xr Copenworld Newbie

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    lolz...sure the AZ-1 is great but only as an A-spec with same colour of the bumpers as the body has and with a spoiler! Funny little car! But it is too seldom to buy or afford to buy it! Dunno how's about spare parts either, order at the local Mazda-dealer?!:think:
     
  10. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    There are about five in the UK one is a regular at our Kei Kars in the park meets. His is the Mazda Speed edition. He dosen't do to bad with parts any thing special has to come from Japan though.
    Still it's worth it for such a cool car.
     
  11. ex-xr

    ex-xr Copenworld Newbie

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    Surely it's worth the price...but I think it's way easier to get the parts, when it was/is sold in the country you live.
    But, here I've seen a lot of Skylines and they weren't sold here either. If one has the money, then you can obviously buy any car there is!
    It's sad that Daihatsu does stop selling cars in Europe in 2013...:-((
    But on the other hand our Copens will get more seldom with the time passing by!:D
    I like Gran Turismo 5 and our Copen is one of the PREMIUM-cars, so it will never be forgotten!:) Even if I have to sell it one day (hopefully that won't be neccessary!).
     
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