Was thinking of getting this ride to replace my 1 year old MR-S. What do you guys think of this car? Went to test drive it today at BHP. Found it not bad for it's performance but a bit tight for the interior.
Only concern it's the spare parts availablity and servicing. Does anyone knows where can I purchase the spare parts for this car and which place is good to go for servicing for a car like this?
Lastly, do any of you guys know any local Copen car forum or English Copen car forums? Doing a search on Google mostly gave me Tawian and Japanese car forums for Copen. This only English language one is the one from the UK but it quite outdated.
Thanks to all for your kind responds. Hope I can meet up a few local Copen owners here in this fourm.
Posted 11 November 2006 - 12:58 AM
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Posted 11 November 2006 - 02:04 PM
It is 660cc but has a turbo. Most of the time must engage the turbo before the engine can pickup. So not really that good FC.
Also it haas an auto retractable top that really weighs down the car. Hence the power-to-weight ratio is not as good.
Just repeating what I read... Don't have 1st hand experience.....
I think if you are comparing the Copen to MR-S in terms of performance... There's really no fight. MR-S wins hands down.
But personally I would go for the new MX-5... It also has a auto retractable top... Very cool sia... But still has the power to push the car.
Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:43 PM
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Posted 11 November 2006 - 10:53 PM
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Posted 12 November 2006 - 08:58 AM
1. Cheaper Rd Tax
2. More Fuel Saving
3. Still I can enjoy a convertible
4. Metal folding roof - security
5. Easier to wash my car now - small
6. Cute factor
1. Spare Parts replacements
2. No additional support group locally
3. Turbo maintanence/ wear & tear
1. Why must it be a Daihatsu badge? If only it is a Toyota or Honda, people would think differently about this car liaoz. I guess image counts.
2. 1.3l version is not available in Sg even through PI
3. Only front 2 wheels are using disc brakes
4. Front Wheel Drive
Was in fact hopping my post here could enable me to find another Copen owner or two and ask them for their feedback before I commence on my purchase of this tiny car. The other car I'm looking at is the much cheaper Subaru R1 2 Door.
Posted 12 November 2006 - 04:47 PM
If you get your Copen from reliable PIs who have been around for a long time, eg. Cheng Yong Credit, Vin Car etc., you shd be safe in terms of spare parts & after sales support.
I think there is a Vin Car sales person in this forum. Cannot rememeber his nick.
Posted 12 November 2006 - 08:07 PM
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