My Copen 659CC, 2004 model is starting to show its age. After the clutch cable started creaking and got heavier, and gears started grinding in January, the clutch cable was replaced. Eventually the clutch started to creak again (no grinding though), and recently the radiator developed a leak as well. Two weeks ago, I put it in to the mechanic for an extended look at things. The clutch cable has been replaced with a custom-made one, and the pedal block (an aluminium assembly through which the cables go?) was also found to be cracked and was welded. The radiator was also replaced. These jobs seemed quite complicated, as Copen repairs often seem to be. I put it all in his very capable hands to do so. I've had the car back for about ten days. A few days after its return I was driving across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and noticed a slight "surge, pause" feeling in the driving attitude. I never felt it again, so I put it down to "maybe I was at that RPM where the turbo just kicks in and out". Yesterday the engine failed altogether. A sudden total drop in power, almost felt like an engine seize. Tried changing gears, didn't help. Managed to pull to the side safely and opened the bonnet and lots of white, oily-smelling smoke appeared. It looked to be coming from the driver's side front-most part of the engine. (Left-most as you look into the bay from the front of the car). Mechanic said not to drive it, so I had it towed to him. He says this morning he's not sure what's wrong but that it won't repeat the issue. He's looked at oil, water, will replace spark plugs on Monday when he can get them, says engine head is ok etc. He thought it might be the thermostat, though I didn't notice the temp being in the high end or anything. I told him I'd post the whole sorry saga here to see what others thought. Any suggestions? Anyone want to buy a heavily-renewed Copen?