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Considering a Copen - Any South Africans with advice or caveats?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by GuyB, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. GuyB

    GuyB Copenworld Newbie

    Dec 31, 2015
    Durban South Africa
    Suzuki Grand Vitara
    Hi All,

    Considering a Copen as a 2nd car, but knowing my wife, I might not get any opportunity to drive it.

    Are there any South African Copen owners who can offer local advise and experience.

    Kind thanks,

    Guy Boardman - Durban South Africa. - 0we ate 2 ate won 7 for 9 tree 9
  2. Hibarn

    Hibarn Copenworld Newbie

    May 27, 2015
    Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa
    Daihatsu Copen
    Honda Jazz
    Kia Sedona
    Wellcome Guy. Wonderfull little car. Rattles and stiff suspension, but it all changes when the top is down. Mechanicals I believe is similar to Toyota Yaris (Toyota owns 51% of Daihatsu) Only air filter is Daihatsu only. I promiss you it draws more attention than a Ferrari! I have lots of info I can share.
  3. Number6

    Number6 Inactive User

    Apr 25, 2013
    2005 0.7L Copen
    The 1.3L uses the Yaris engine. The 660cc is Daihatsu specific
  4. CA49000

    CA49000 Copenworld Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Cape Town, South Africa
    '00 Honda Ferio SiR (Track Car)
    '06 Daihatsu Copen (Daily)
    '10 Daihatsu Sirion 1.5 Sport (Family Car)
    Welcome Guy.
    I'm from Cape Town and own a Copen for almost 5 years.
    We only got the 1.3, K3-ve (same as the Toyota Avanza).
    I've never had any major issues with the Copen and parts are available here in SA.

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