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Daihatsu Copen

The Daihatsu Copen is the kind of cute little car that could only come from Japan. It was one of the first small convertibles to offer a folding hardtop and has an excellent level of standard equipment inside its compact cabin. The tiny turbo-charged engine has been replaced by a larger unit which gives better economy and a good turn of speed which is magnified by the go-cart like chassis. Unfortunately luggage space is of a minimum in the Copen particularly when the roof is down. It has been around for quite a while now but still stands as the most smiles for your money of any convertible car.

In 2011 Daihatsu ceased exports to Europe due to the unfavourable exchange rates.

Daihatsu Copen Specifications

Car brandDaihatsu
Roof typeFabric
Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1298 cc
Power86@6000 bhp
Torque88@4400 lb.ft
Transmission type5-spd manual

Daihatsu Copen Performance

Max Speed (Manual)112 mph
Max Speed (Auto)- mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)9.5 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)- seconds

Daihatsu Copen Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)47.1 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)- mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)140 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)- g/km

Daihatsu Copen Details

Production dates2004-2012
UK Retail pricefrom £11,987
UK Insurance group9/24
Luggage capacity- litres
Fuel tank capacity40 litres
Warranty distanceUnlimited miles
Warranty length5 years
Service Intervals9000 miles
Information last updated January 25, 2014

2 Owner Reviews

Do you drive a Daihatsu Copen? Would you recommend it to others? Why not leave a comment to let us know what you think of the car. This Daihatsu has 2 owner reviews.

  1. Vicki Wiltschinsky says:

    Super, SUPER CUTE – if it wasn’t a car you’d pick it up and cuddle it!! Owned a Smart Roadster Coupe before this so am used to the small turbo engine and lack of luggage space, but absolutely no problems or complaints. A fantastic looking and nippy little car, solidly build, great fuel economy, admiring glances virtually everywhere you go – but above all it MAKES YOU SMILE – what more could you ask, driving never needs to be boring again!

  2. Sarah says:

    Have just bought my second Copen to use as a weekend car. Used to own the 660cc version a few years ago and loved it, now own a 1.3 version and love it even more! It’s fun to drive and is great as a cheap convertible to ‘bomb’ around the country roads with the roof down. It has fast become a member of the family and hope to keep it for many years to come.

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