If you’re looking for a pretty little motor that won’t break the bank, Daihatsu’s fun-sized drop-top is going to tick a lot of boxes. It seems a bit like a tiny T-T, and with a zippy 1.3-liter four-cylinder lump under the hood, you’ll have a lot of fun throwing it around town and the open road. There’s a fair bit of storage, plenty of head-turning the potential, decent economy, and more than enough bits of kit to delight the owner, a sect in the making.
Daihatsu Copen Pro’s
The Daihatsu Copen is small, affordable, and great fun to drive. It is a convertible but has a metal roof rather than a fabric hood, which makes it more weatherproof. The car is quite easy to maneuver and park due to its small size, and it is also economical to run. The car performs and handles well, and the classic retro style looks great on the road. The Daihatsu Copen retains its value well, with some vehicles fetching their original selling price at resale. The top speed is 112 MPH, which is quite impressive for a small car.
Daihatsu Copen Con’s
The interior of the car feels very cramped when the hood is up. When the hood is down, there is hardly any boot space. The plastics feel cheap, and low-quality and the inside of the car look dated. The style of the vehicle does not look particularly masculine, which could put potential buyers off, and the low driving position means that it cannot be seen quickly by other cars, which makes it more likely to be involved in accidents. It does not offer a smooth driving experience, as dips and road bumps can be felt while driving.