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Copen married to Cube

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Henk van Setten, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Henk van Setten

    Henk van Setten Copenworld Newbie

    Feb 1, 2016
    Ooij, GL, Netherlands
    2004 Daihatsu Copen 0.7T
    So here's a winter photo of my just-bought "new" 2004 Copen (70,000 km = 43,500 mi) being fondled by my "old" 2010 Cube (45,000 km = 28,000 mi). Two totally different examples of fine Japanese design. They seem to get along very well together. Getting this Copen for some spring-and-summer fun means that for the first time in my life I own two cars now, which does feel really decadent. James, we'll take the Bentley today!

    If for you experts in the UK this Copen somehow looks slightly different, it's because compared to a British 2004 Copen, the bottom-rear lights are the other way around (white right, red left). This old-version 0.66 was one of the few delivered new in the Netherlands in 2004, so while it still had RHD, for the rest it was already continental-spec.

    The LHD-version Cube may look a lot more different if you're used to UK Cubes. The entire rear section is a mirror version of the British one: back door hinges on the left, the extended window is on the right side.

    Right now this Cube has 15" steel winter wheels+tyres instead of the original 16" alloys, I will switch wheels again end of next month. That's one chore I won't have with the Copen! Just out of curiosity, has anyone of you ever bothered to find winter tyres for a Copen? Do winter tyres in the correct size even exist?

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  2. ClareL

    ClareL Copenworld Veteran

    Mar 22, 2013
    1.3 2008 Copen
    They look good together ;) you should post a picture on KKITP.com (a forum for all Kei Kars)

    I have winter tyres on my Copen. They are fitted on gold mini lights which are standard size.

    Any of these
    165/50R15 Bridgestone Blizzak MZ 03
    165/50R15 Federal Formoza FD1
    165/55R15 Bridgestone Blizzak MZ 03
    175/50R15 Kumho KW23

    will fit on the standard rim (4,5x15).

    I do love my mini lights though!

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    Last edited: Feb 13, 2016
  3. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

    Apr 27, 2012
    North Hampshire
    Copen (plus Kawasaki W650 and Honda CRV)
    looks a bit like an adult dog sniffing a new puppy
  4. MultiplexMan

    MultiplexMan Copenworld Regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    KIA Carnival YP, Copen
    The Cube looks huge next to the Copen.

    I love the Cubic (7 seater Cube). It's like a tardis inside - so much space!

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