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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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14 reader reviews for Daihatsu Copen Open.
  • 0.7 2dr

    David Pye Date: 11/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is one fun car. I agree with other owners as to the maximum fun value, despite very limited boot space (with the roof down). Just pack soft luggage!

    A point missed by many - this car is a great substitute for a motorbike for old rockers like me. It's quick, snug, and with fine handling, if a bit bumpy. The best thing is that at 60mph you feel as though you are doing 90mph - great for saving points on your licence!

    Rain gets flung over your head at over 40mph with the top down and the great heater keeping your feet and hands warm. Get one tomorrow, and don't look back!

  • 0.7 Vivid 2dr

    Andrew Atkinson , tyne and wear . Date: 28/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Despite a lot of teething problems such as a misaligned boot and number plates that flew off down the motorway this is a really fun little car to drive. From a male perspective it takes a little getting used to as male drivers tend to laugh and sneer. However women and children seem to love the car and so will you when you drive it

    Proof of the pudding is the fact that I can not get the car back of my wife who normally loves her hot hatches! Practicality is not what this car is about - it is fun all the way

  • 0.7 2dr

    lee dodson , bedfordshire . Date: 08/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My wife and I can't wait to collect our pocket rocket in a few days' time. With the looks, fun, and practicality (with the hood up), it is much better than its rivals.

    We are trading in a Daewoo Matiz 1.0-litre after 11 months from new, not because it is a bad car, in fact it is far more practical than the Copen, but it's not half as much fun.

    The road holding of this very small car is fantastic and you really do feel like you are driving a sports car without the big fuel bill, high insurance and high emissions that you do get from others.

    At 13,000, you get a very capable sports car with an automatic electric folding hard-top roof, which really is something to see. Also, without paying, we have AC, electric windows, heated seats, alloy wheels, and lots of other cool things.

    Oh, I forgot to mention we are getting the dealer model with red leather seats.

    I am 36 but feel 21 again - sad, I know.

  • 0.7 2dr

    Tom Hobson Date: 13/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I took my Copen to France for a two-week tour last September. Luggage space NIL but you can fit two six-pack freezer bags on the shelf with the hood down. My wife had one and I had the other. If we stayed at a hotel longer than 2 days we were able to wash our underwear.

    Everywhere we went we had an admiring crowd when we stopped, even at traffic lights.

    Each time you get into the car it puts a smile on you face, with the hood down you get a bigger smile.

    It is just one brill car. Like it very much. I think it will be more a classic than the Capachino.

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