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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Daihatsu Copen (04-10) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

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

CONS

Basic and dated interior, cramped driving position, tiny boot

At a glance

New price £12,238 - £13,495
Used price £1,310 - £5,385
Fuel economy 44 - 47 mpg
Road tax cost £145 - £200
Insurance group 24 How much is it to insure?

PROS

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

CONS

Basic and dated interior, cramped driving position, tiny boot

Daihatsu Copen rivals

Mazda
MX-5
4 out of 5 4.0

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.

Daihatsu Copen rivals

Mazda
MX-5
4 out of 5 4.0