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Hello from Oz

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by lex schotel, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Location:
    victoria point - qld - australia
    Car(s):
    daihatsu copen 2004 ,, lamborghini murcielago
    I'm a new member. Saw a Copen for the first time about 10 years ago while living in New Zealand. Only just bought one last week, a white one from 2004. Haven't driven it yet as the wheel bearings need replacing and the car needs a service. If anyone knows someone with a Copen in the Brisbane area (we've seen a yellow one here in Victoria Point) let me know.
     
  2. jez77

    jez77 Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Location:
    Brisbane Australia
    Car(s):
    2003 Daihatsu Copen
    2000 Toyota RAV4
    Welcome there are a few Copens around Brissy.
    I've got a green one in Chermside.
    I regularly see a black one in Bald hills and use to see a white one around Annerley some times
     
  3. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    Location:
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    Car(s):
    daihatsu copen 2004 ,, lamborghini murcielago
    hi lets get the cars together for a little trip :)
     
  4. Bemused

    Bemused Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Stoke-on-Trentishoe
    Car(s):
    Copen
    Do you have "little" trips in Australia?
     
  5. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    daihatsu copen 2004 ,, lamborghini murcielago
    I dont know yet :) I dont drive to work but fly .... and that takes a total of 7.5 before I am at work ,
    I assume that our first trip in the copen will take less :)
    Next Time I am back at home the rear wheel bearings will get replaced and the fluids .
    We will see how far this little beast will take us :)
     
  6. Bemused

    Bemused Copenworld Regular

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    Location:
    Stoke-on-Trentishoe
    Car(s):
    Copen
    Wow sounds big, given good traffic its possible to cross England in eight hours.
     
  7. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    Location:
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    Car(s):
    daihatsu copen 2004 ,, lamborghini murcielago
    brisbane to perth 4. 5 hours
    than the rest is flying north :)
     
  8. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    Location:
    Germany
    Car(s):
    Pearlescent White Copen (1.3 K3-VE)
    You *fly* to work? You are a bunch of crazy people in Australia :D
     
  9. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    daihatsu copen 2004 ,, lamborghini murcielago
    its a hell of a drive !!!!
     
  10. MultiplexMan

    MultiplexMan Copenworld Regular

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    Jul 5, 2011
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Car(s):
    KIA Carnival YP, Copen
    Same here - ex FIFO. Driving from Sydney to Argyle every fortnight would have made for an epic commute!
     
  11. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    daihatsu copen 2004 ,, lamborghini murcielago
    yep you will need an engine rebuild after one trip :)
     
  12. marnob

    marnob Copenworld Regular

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    Location:
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Car(s):
    Copen L880K 2004
    Quite a few Copens on the Gold Coast..Seen Red, White & mine is Silver.
    Still don't seem them that often but then I only get on a Sunday usually..
     
  13. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    daihatsu copen 2004 ,, lamborghini murcielago
    I had my first drive :)
    the rear wheel bearings needed replacement , that was an easy fix .
    my wife and I took it for a spin , and all smiles ,
    We are now planning to go on a 3 week trip down to Tasmania ,
    Any others keen ?
     
  14. jez77

    jez77 Copenworld Regular

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    Location:
    Brisbane Australia
    Car(s):
    2003 Daihatsu Copen
    2000 Toyota RAV4
    That's a 5000km round trip. Sure the copen would make it but would you.
    I love driving mine but only for a few hours at a time after that it becomes bloody uncomfortable especially on crappy Aussie roads.
    I must be getting old, I once did a 10000km trip into the outback in a 1977 escort.
    Good on you if you do it. It's beautiful down there and the Tassie roads would suit the Copen.

    Now I'd fly and hire a car down there. Cheaper to fly than take the ferry anyway.
     
  15. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    daihatsu copen 2004 ,, lamborghini murcielago
    It is a bit of a drive :) I have lived for 25 years in NZ and enjoyed that country on my motorbikes .
    I also have a 1000 cc bike here in OZ, but no airco on that :)
    So the plan is in the make ,,, you can join in for a few km ....
    I am getting old too .....
     

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