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Hello Copen World from Bonnie Scotland!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by nicola512, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. nicola512

    nicola512 Copenworld Newbie

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    Location:
    Edinburgh
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    Currently on foot patrol but looking for my ideal Copen to make me smile each day.
    Hi folks,

    Just new today and have to admit to a bit of Copen forum stalking in last few days in my quest to discover all things Copen! So thanks for helping me on my quest for info so far and look forward to some proper chat now instead of observing from the cyber sidelines.

    Admired Copen's for years now but never needed a car...now i do and the rational choice was a diesel auto for the impending hour commute that faces me but after weekends of searching for something practical yet still stylish i said to hell with it...i'm getting a Copen! Sat in my first one on Sunday and loved it although don't think it was the one for me. Even put a smile on my fiancés face when he drove it though his journey time in it will have to be limited as his noggin would become the roll bar. We're very much little and large and if I was goldilocks, the Copen would be just right!

    So, going to be looking for a Copen over next few months and already been in touch with a few members about theirs but if you know of any coming up or may be selling yours give me a holler. Looking for leather and low to mid mileage in very good condition...as i'm a bit of a perfectionist so car must match!

    Here's an early question for you...I come in small proportions just like the car but found the MoMo steering wheel to be quite large??? Any other little-uns out there think the same and would it be possible or advisable to put a smaller sports wheel on for better connection??? This was my OH (sports car enthusiast) suggestion.

    Cheers folks
    Nic
     
  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    Hi Nicola, welcome to Copenworld. Good luck with your hunt.
    You can change the steering wheel, however I don't know where you would get a hub kit from? Probably Japan.
     
  3. copencat

    copencat Copenworld Regular

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    Hello and good luck with your search

    Now I happen to be little too, but the steering wheel has never caused me an issue - hate to patronise but have you first tried moving the steering wheel up/down and in and out to see if that is the problem first?

    with the two copens I have bought - I have changed the steering wheel position each time to suit my lack of limbs and general smallness.
     
  4. nicola512

    nicola512 Copenworld Newbie

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    Currently on foot patrol but looking for my ideal Copen to make me smile each day.
    Hi Adam and copencat,

    Thanks for the welcome!

    Position felt fine to be honest just seemed wider than I was expecting but it could just be a perception thing with the rest of the car being so dinky. Rick calls it a bus wheel which is maybe a wee bit harsh! I'm sure once I've found one and had it for a while i'll forget all concerns about it but handy to know it could be done with a bit of effort.

    Been raking over eBay and autotrader looking for a gem... the hunt continues.:)
     
  5. MattMacc123

    MattMacc123 Copenworld Member

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    Location:
    Lanark, Scotland
    Car(s):
    Copen 1.3
    Hi Nicola! and welcome! Im from Glasgow! nice to see another Scott :D have you decided to go for the 1.3? or the Turbo? :)
     
  6. nicola512

    nicola512 Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi MattMacc,

    Have to confess to being an honorary Scot now. Got Mancunian blood in me but after being here for 10 years i can say aye like the best of them!

    I'll be going for the Turbo as budget is pretty tight so can only really afford the older models.

    Bit concerned about the running costs though as was originally looking for a sensible diesel but heart ruled over head. However, not driven in yonks so the last time i was filling up it was 73p a litre! Long gone are those days. :) How much does it cost you to fill up and how many miles you getting out of it?
     
  7. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    on a seaside weekend recently I figured out it was costing me about 14p a mile in a very unscientific way.
     
  8. Your Majesty

    Your Majesty Copenworld Regular

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    If it helps, my last fill up showed that I got 277 miles from 25 litres of mainly easy motorway cruising - that's about 50mpg. Generally I get 40-something mpg when doing town and motorway driving.
    It's basically a 1.3 petrol engine in a very lightweight car, so it's going to be pretty economical (- not sure about the smaller turbo engine though)
     
  9. dunf

    dunf Copenworld Regular

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    We are just over the water from you then. Wife's copen and wheel fit her fine but to be fair she's 4' 11".... :)
     
  10. nicola512

    nicola512 Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks for the numbers and that's quite a decent return on the 1.3. don't think my OH would argue with 50mpg! I'll be doing a 80 mile trip each day on reasonably quiet A road before hitting town so if I learn to drive properly I might be able to squeeze as much juice as you Your majesty! 1.3 would definitely be preferred but seems my only shot at one is one listed with suspension damage. Going to get some more info tomorrow to see if I could repair it and still be within my price range. Or should I not go near it with a bargepole?

    My mind is full of Copen at the moment...why is it when you want something all rationality and patience deserts you!
     
  11. copencat

    copencat Copenworld Regular

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    I have a 1.3 and a 8 mileish commute every day but this involves a lot of speeding and stopping and slowing and I get around 4 weeks commuting.

    However I can get to bath and back in half a tank (around 100 miles) so long as I dont do over 80 on the motorway.

    once i got £46 of petrol in the car - but the car was living off fumes. (stupid guy who sold me it to me with minus petrol in it..... some people eh?!)
     
  12. nicola512

    nicola512 Copenworld Newbie

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    No bargepole required... cars been sold and sent to Poland! The hunt continues......
     
  13. Lou

    Lou Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi Nicola,
    I'm a newbie too, and this is the first time I've visited the site. I just placed a deposit last night on a Copen in Kirkliston of all places.
    Like you, I'd had a beady eye on the look out for a decent one for a while, and spotted an ad on Gumtree on Sunday night for a 2004, 0.6, silver one with the red leather interior, bodykit, boot spoiler with less than 20k on the clock.
    She's a wee stunner and absolutely immaculate, and I pick her up on Saturday.
    I can't wait!!!! :D
    There aren't many decent ones for sale in Scotland :-((
    I've been lucky finding mine, so I'm attempting to throw some of that luck over The Forth to you, in the hope that you'll find a good 'un too.

    Lou
     
  14. alz2605

    alz2605 Copenworld Regular

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    VW Golf TDi
    Wow you Scots are obviously loving the wee little Copens given the amount of you buying them up!!!
     
  15. dinko

    dinko Copenworld Newbie

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    dinko

    Hello Nic, My wife owns a 09 1.3 Copen which has been a great little car. The engine is a Yaris 1.3 none turbo engine and returns 48 MPG. Took the car up to Barra then via Uist to Harris and Lewis with no problems. Stopped in Ullapool and Fort William on our return trip to Northumberland using Easy Breaks and Shearing self drive hotels. Look for a fully serviced car and remember they have a 5 year warranty. Had a great time but remember there is little room for luggage with the roof down. But while travelling with it up you have a great boot area and AIR CON to keep you cool. Hope this will help in your choice of vehicles and the steering wheel adjusts up and down plus in and out but not by much. Great car to park!
    Dinko
     
  16. dunf

    dunf Copenworld Regular

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    thats because we have the perfect climate for a convertible....:think:
     

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