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Advice Needed

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Will, May 21, 2016.

  1. Will

    Will Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Location:
    Bristol
    Car(s):
    Daihatsu Copen
    After 2 years of searching, I have finally bought a Copen. It is a 2008 1.3 model and I was wondering, is it safe to leave outside in all weathers, or should it be garaged, or wrapped up in a car cover?


    All advice is much appreciated.
     
  2. ClareL

    ClareL Copenworld Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Location:
    Essex
    Car(s):
    1.3 2008 Copen
    I leave mine outside in all weathers and it is fine but they do rust so you need to rust proof it

    see here Full rust proof copen

    And if you have been out in the winter when the roads have been gritted it is worth washing the salt off when you can but for now enjoy your Copen in the sun :cool::cool::cool:
     
  3. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Location:
    Germany
    Car(s):
    Pearlescent White Copen (1.3 K3-VE)
    In my experience it is better to leave it in an open shelter, not a closed off garage. This way it can "air out" and will not rust so much.
     
  4. Will

    Will Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Location:
    Bristol
    Car(s):
    Daihatsu Copen
    My Copen is a 2008 model, was rust proofing done on 2008 models?
     
  5. Number6

    Number6 Inactive User

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Location:
    Dublin
    Car(s):
    2005 0.7L Copen
    rust proofing took place on all the models, however Japan doesn't salt the roads like the UK, so the rust proofing is less.
     
  6. ClareL

    ClareL Copenworld Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Location:
    Essex
    Car(s):
    1.3 2008 Copen
    My 2008 had started to rust but I caught it early and had it sorted (properly) and then the same place did a full rust proofing for me!
     

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