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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5


Great fun to drive, metal folding roof, cheeky styling, economical engines


Basic and dated interior, cramped driving position, tiny boot


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.

What owners say about this car

If you have a family? or transport some luggage? this car is not for you. It is purely a fun,... Read owner review

Nothing - if you want practicality dont buy a Copen!!... Read owner review

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

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