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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

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2015
    Location:
    Durban South Africa
    Car(s):
    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

    Joined:
    May 27, 2015
    Location:
    Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa
    Car(s):
    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 Copenworld Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Location:
    Dublin
    Car(s):
    2005 0.7L Copen
    The 1.3L uses the Yaris engine. The 660cc is Daihatsu specific
     
  4. CA49000

    CA49000 Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Car(s):
    '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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