emo Who uses their Kei daily?

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18 Oct 2015 07:18 #25221

Me and the other half have a Copen each.
We use them daily.- She commutes to work 15 miles away, I commute 23 miles away mainly on motorways. We use one or the other or sometimes both for weekend shopping.
We don't have any other cars.
We don't want any other cars :)

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18 Oct 2015 19:58 #25225

Your Majesty wrote:

Me and the other half have a Copen each.
We use them daily.- She commutes to work 15 miles away, I commute 23 miles away mainly on motorways. We use one or the other or sometimes both for weekend shopping.
We don't have any other cars.
We don't want any other cars :)

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18 Oct 2015 20:32 #25228

I think when the Beat is all MOT'd and it is relatively ok I will use it for a few days on my early shifts and see how it goes


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20 Feb 2016 00:19 #25727

Yep a Move is my daily, only local hops that if I got up slightly earlier I could and should really cycle. Snooze button wins though

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07 Mar 2016 12:50 #25795

I'm a bit concerned about this because I will be relying on whatever car I get as my only vehicle. I do about 9-10k a year, about half of which are motorway miles.

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07 Mar 2016 18:42 #25797

never had a problem using kei cars on motorway in fact i always take a beat if travelling a couple of hundred miles or if im collecting or more than 2 out comes the mira
+ fuel economy. fun. you wont fall asleep.
- space. noise
what are you hoping to get

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07 Mar 2016 20:09 #25798

Mikei wrote:

never had a problem using kei cars on motorway in fact i always take a beat if travelling a couple of hundred miles or if im collecting or more than 2 out comes the mira
+ fuel economy. fun. you wont fall asleep.
- space. noise
what are you hoping to get

Cheers for that, I'm trying to keep myself from buying something boring and sensible (as usual!).
Looking at anything really, lots of Kei cars I have never even seen keep cropping up on here! A Suzuki Alto Works is the dream, but I'm open to anything at the moment.

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07 Mar 2016 23:12 #25803

I've never had an issue with space. Though if you're carrying people then I suppose it can be a bit cramped.

Fun and excitement is there by the bucket load. You can easily keep up with or over take most things around.

Noise and comfort are definitely a downside. As well as safety if you're in any sort of collision.


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12 Mar 2016 18:47 #25816

Yes, I use my 53 reg Copen daily. It's great fun, I've never had trouble keeping up with the flow of traffic on motorways, it's awesome on small roads, and I LOVE being able to have the top down - makes even the most tedious drives more fun. To be honest, noise and comfort have never been problems - we went to Orkney in it from Cambridge, and my other half (6' tall) fell asleep in it! (I was driving).

I suppose the only down side is that because it's a turbo it has to be serviced every 3000 miles, and using it as a daily drive makes that come round depressingly frequently, but I love the thing so much, it's worth it!


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12 Mar 2016 23:00 #25822

Yep, I use the Pajero mini as a general runaround and have a LWB Pajero 2.8 as a towcar/toolshed. :)

Both of them are only really good for 60mph (Mini is screaming its nuts off at 4k rpm, the 2.8 drinks diesel) so long motorway journeys require patience, you just have to accept it.

the servicing is a nescessary evil, look after your toys and they look after you, have got an oil and filter change down to about 10 minutes and costs no more than £20 a time.

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