Daihatsu Copen

January 13, 2016 – 08:36 pm

First impressions
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According to some, it seems all the little Daihatsu Copen’s got going for it is the ability to make big blokes looks daft. Despite an enthusiastic chassis and a turbocharger, the original version of this miniature coupé-convertible – which arrived in the UK in 2004 – has been consigned to status as a second-rate fashion accessory for the girl about town. I say second-rate guardedly but let’s face it, the Daihatsu badge doesn’t have the strongest image appeal. The 660cc capacity of its original engine wasn’t exactly macho, either – if in keeping with the diddy dimensions that make it an authentic micro-sized ‘Kei-car’ in its Japanese homeland.
Pricing and spec for the Daihatsu Copen
Kei-car rules govern the external dimensions, engine size and power output. However, for 2007 Daihatsu has said to hell with the restrictions and shoehorned a 1.3-litre engine under the Copen’s tiny bonnet. Featuring Dynamic Variable Valve Timing (DVVT), this not only considerably improves performance, but

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