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Potential Copen Owner

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by BarnsleyRob, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Location:
    South Yorks
    Car(s):
    2009/59 silver Copen 1298 cc (now gone to a new home)
    Hi all from sunny Yorkshire.

    I'm a mature potential owner who has fancied a fun convertible since owning a 2CV in my twenties but then driving nice but boring saloons and 4x4s until I recently retired.

    I've found a couple of Copen that caught my eye. One is a 600cc with a reasonable service history and circa 60k miles. The only worry is that it went 12k between the last couple of services so the turbo may not be happy. The second is the 1300cc which is more expensive as its newer.

    Ayadvice gratefully received. What's the parts availability as the 1300cc may need new seat belts.

    Thanks.
     
  2. copenforbusiness

    copenforbusiness Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2016
    Location:
    Newbury
    Car(s):
    1.3 Copen, CRV
    Hi @BarnsleyRob, welcome to the group.
    Any of the two options is going to be a good choice. I do have a 1.3 and what sold it to me was the emissions, longer intervals in between services and the fact that it lacks a turbo. I also know that owners of .66's appreciate the smile that the turbo brings to their faces. Don't get me wrong, I smile a lot too! :D
    They are both extremely good fun to drive.
    Before you replace your seat belts have a look around the forums. There's mention of a fix that brings them back to life, like new. Controversial, but worth reading and decide whether that's for you or not.
    Cheers.
     
  3. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Location:
    South Yorks
    Car(s):
    2009/59 silver Copen 1298 cc (now gone to a new home)
    thanks for that. I'm hoping to get one soonest as long as I can stop my heart ruling my head.
     

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