Daihatsu Copen (04-10) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 07 Mar 2013
3.5
The funky little Copen is one of the most affordable small convertibles around and great fun to drive too. Unusually for a car this small it features a metal-folding roof rather than a fabric hood, which means it is relatively quiet on the move and well-insulated from cold weather.

Daihatsu Copen (04-10)
Great fun to drive, metal folding roof, cheeky styling, economical engines
Basic and dated interior, cramped driving position, tiny boot

New price range:

£12,238 - £13,495

Used price range:

£1,810 - £6,726

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The funky little Copen is one of the most affordable small convertibles around and great fun to drive too. Unusually for a car this small it features a metal-folding roof rather than a fabric hood, which means it is relatively quiet on the move and well-insulated from cold weather. It's diminutive dimensions make it easy to drive and a doddle to park in town, but the downside is a cramped cabin and virtually no boot space when the roof is down. The original engine was a 0.7-litre turbo but this was replaced in early 2007 by a more powerful 1.3-litre which is also more economical.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

2 out of 5

Practicality

1 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

2.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 If you have a family? or transport some luggage? this car is not for you. It is purely a fun, weekend based car. Although i use it as a daily driver as it is my first car. It is really cheeky and can...  

4 out of 5

Matt Macc ,   20 Nov 2013    ... read more

 Nothing - if you want practicality dont buy a Copen!!  

4 out of 5

Martyn Holder ,   04 Nov 2013    ... read more

 There isn't anything practical but you don't buy one of these if you want practical!  

5 out of 5

Sarah Smith ,   27 Aug 2013    ... read more

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