Used Daihatsu Copen cars for sale

internal.raccars.co.uk currently have 10 used Daihatsu Copen cars for sale

Daihatsu Copen

0.66 Roadster Convertible 2dr Petrol Manual (151 g/km, 67 bhp)

£1,350
2003(53)
 
 
  • 56,000
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 0.7L
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Daihatsu Copen

2dr

 
£3,895
2006(56)
£66.00 per month
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  • 36,047
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 0.7L
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Daihatsu Copen

2dr

 
£2,995
2005(55)
 
 
  • 47,000
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 0.7L
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Daihatsu Copen

0.66 Roadster 2dr

 
£2,595
2004(04)
 
 
  • 52,000
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 0.7L
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Daihatsu Copen

1.3 Convertible 2dr NO DEPOSIT FINANCE AVAILABLE BUY THIS CAR FROM ONLY

£4,495
2008(58)
£79.68 per month
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  • 62,883
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 1.3L
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Daihatsu Copen

2dr

£2,999
2003(53)
 
 
  • 90,000
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 0.7L
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Daihatsu Copen

ROADSTER 2-Door

£2,995
2004(54)
 
 
  • 35,901
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 0.7L
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Daihatsu Copen

Roadster 2dr ***STUNNING RARE CAR***

 
£2,995
2006(06)
 
 
  • 35,000
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 0.7L
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Daihatsu Copen

1.3 ROADSTER Convertible 2-Door

 
£3,995
2008(08)
£68.28 per month
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  • 49,500
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 0.7L
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Daihatsu Copen

0.66 Roadster 2dr * RED LEATHER * LOW MILES *

 
£1,999
2005(05)
 
 
  • 69,000
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 0.7L
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Used Daihatsu Copen

A history lesson…

The Daihatsu Copen: see what they did there? With the metal roof down it is open and when it is closed it is a coupe. So it is a Copen. Clever marketing folk. And those clever marketing folk are one of the reasons the little Copen exists. The motor industry is always looking for a new model to fill a niche and fun little drop tops are a very profitable niche indeed. These cars need not be sports cars in the truest sense but they should look the part and give the driver an enjoyable experience. A second reason for the existence of the Copen is the Japanese 'Kei Car' regulations. These give special tax breaks and parking benefits to qualifying cars and the rules involve tiny cars with engines of 660cc or less. This led directly to the development of cars like the Copen. The Daihatsu Copen was launched in the UK in 2003 and stayed pretty much the same until it was withdrawn in 2010. The little 660cc was eventually replaced in 2007 by a 1.3 unit but for the most part the car was more or less unchanged.
 
Bang for your buck
 
What you get with a used Daihatsu Copen is a very capable little car that is an absolute hoot to drive around town. That tiny 660cc engine snarls like a terrier and always makes the car feel like you are doing something exciting. Whereas other convertibles like the Mazda MX5 or the MG TF can feel out of sorts in town, seeming to long for the open road, the little Copen is perfectly at home as an urban runabout. One of the major advantages the Copen has over its rivals is the hard-top roof. This lightweight aluminium unit folds away at the touch of a button in around 25 seconds. Too many city soft-top owners have emerged in the morning to find their cloth roof vandalised and the metal roof on the Daihatsu adds very welcome security for urban owners. Boot space is limited due to the foldaway roof, but the chassis is tight, the driving is fun and the cockpit is agreeably sporty. The car's tiny footprint makes it easy to park in the tightest of spots and the fact that Daihatsu only imported around 1,000 of these cars to the UK each year also gives you an element of exclusivity.
 
What you'll pay
 
The second hand Daihatsu Copen was never a huge seller in the UK and even the scarcity caused by those small import numbers has not overly affected depreciation. Many of these cars have done much less than the average 12,000 miles per year and cost can vary widely according to mileage. Prices on a second hand Copen start at £4,825 on a 53 plate example with 60,000 miles on the clock. £5,200 should land you a 04-plated model. The Vivid special editions with red paintwork, heated cloth seats, rear tonneau and a leather Momo steering wheel will set you back £5,125 for a 54 plate model. Insurance on all the Copens won't break the bank either at a modest Group 9.
 
What to check
 
The Daihatsu mechanicals are solid and most of these cars haven't covered huge mileages, so you are in pretty safe territory here. The thing to check is that foldaway roof because it will be expensive to fix or replace. Check the operation repeatedly and make sure the action is smooth. Have a walk around the car while it is folding. Check that the seals are good and that it sits properly in the boot cassette. Also look out for grey imports. A number of these cars were imported from Japan with a more basic roof configuration.
 
Parts
 
Prices are reasonable with a clutch at £130, front brake pads £50 and a radiator around £145.
 
How it drives
 
Although it is a tiny car the used Daihatsu Copen only has two seats, so there is plenty of room for two adults and the cabin feels spacious. That little 660cc engine fizzes and burbles whatever the revs, adding a dimension of fun to the driving experience even though performance is modest. The Copen will get you to 60mph in a shade under 12 seconds and reach over 100mph if you are particularly determined. It is refined enough for motorway driving and although you are not going to break any records getting to your destination, you will certainly have fun on the way.

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