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Pre 2007 or After

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Raideruk, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Raideruk

    Raideruk Copenworld Newbie

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    Am looking at getting my first Copen, will be used most days in and out of work and around town at weekends (when i get one off that is).

    So my question is do i go for the newer 1.3 or go with the older pre 2007 engine.

    Is the extra money worth the upgrade?
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Let me tell you. I drive a 54 plate Copen with the turbo engine.
    I wouldn't swap for the 1.3 engine. Then I am a fan of all Kei class cars.
    Downsides of the turbo engine:
    regular oil changes at 3000 miles required.
    Slower then the 1.3

    Positives of the turbo engine:
    grin factor from the high reving turbo power.

    Don't know how the mpg differs between the two.

    Usually when you buy a car the bigger the engine the better.
    In my opinion this isn't true with Copen.

    Each to there own though.

    Buy the turbo version, you know you want to. :D

    Oh yes, welcome to the forum.
     
  3. Lotuseater

    Lotuseater Copenworld Regular

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    Hi,

    I'm in he post 2007 camp - service intervals and the extra speed.

    MPG - who knows! Its the fun of it!

    Enjoy.
     
  4. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    That's one all. Anyone else?
     
  5. Pikachu

    Pikachu Copenworld Pioneer

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    Hi, Raideruk!

    I'm with you on this one, Adam. I wouldn't swap my little 2003 Turbo for a 1.3, even with the longer service interval and the extra speed.

    I love the sound of that little turbo spinning up - when you really get going it sounds like a very small jet taking off!!
     
  6. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    I think it depends on how you plan to use the Copen.
    As I use mine every day, the 3000 oil change would be a real pain, compared to the 9000 in the 1.3 - Also you have slightly more power without the turbo worries.

    In the end, it all looks like we prefer the version we own - so really whichever you choose you can't loose. :D

    Rex.
     
  7. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Spot on Rex.
     
  8. Raideruk

    Raideruk Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks All
    Looks like there is not much to pick between the two. The only worry might be the turbo.

    How good is it, how reliable and more importantly how easy (expensive) to repair if it does go wrong?


    Cherrs
     
  9. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    As long as you look for a car that has a good service history.
    With regularly changed oil at the correct intervals you'll be okay.

    New turbo's are about £950 plus fitting.
     
  10. Lotuseater

    Lotuseater Copenworld Regular

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    Hi all,
    Let's not forget the metal worm! With a later model you could argue that there will be less issues and also the possibilty of a longer warranty!
    Either camp you will have a wonderful time!
    Enjoy.
     
  11. machinehead

    machinehead Copenworld Pioneer

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    I love my turbo Copen but I'd buy the newest one I could afford which would most likely be a 1.3L.

    I think these would be as much fun as a 660 turbo but less servicing.

    M.
     
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