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Anyone else dig this car?




Looks like it would be a blast to drive.
 
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heh oh yeah the car looks good in the mist of rice, also looks good by itself
I've seen so few around here though only a couple though
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I heard the mini cooper had really great handling! I wonder how heavy it is...
 
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I remember back in the 60's when members of The Beatles each owned two or three of these. They said they enjoyed the minis much more then their Rolls. The mini coopers have only recently been made street legal in the states...

 
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Yes!

The mini cooper is so cool... I've endured much ridicule from my friends for supporting it, but I stand by my convictions.

BTW, anyone who owns a Playstation 2, the mini cooper has its own race in the game gran turismo 3. nothing quite like 6 mini coopers going at it... (wow that sounded kinda dirty...)
 
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I used to own a 1964 and a 1966 Mini Estate Countryman. It was the woody wagon version. I'd love to see them do a modern rendition of that variant, but I'm not holding my breath for that to happen.

Somewhere, I have a picture of the '64 parked next to a Triumph Spitfire I also had at the time. The Spitfire never looked so big.

Yes, the Minis were vastly more reliable than the Triumph, even though they were all afflicted with Lucas Electrics.
 
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Those new Minis are soooo cool. I have seen 3 or 4 of them. Since they are built by BMW Rover I expect them to be quite fun and reliable. I wish we had gotten one of them rather than this Explorer we have. The Ford dealer we got the Explorer from had special ordered a Mini in for someone. I found that odd.
 
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i've seen 3 of them regularly parked around my dorm, kinda surprising. they'll most likely explode with popularity later this year or early next year. watch out honda and toyota
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Quote:

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watch out honda and toyota
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Unless those can tuned from mini coopers to mini rice rockets, i doubt it will have any affect on honda & toyota's market.
 
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Quote:

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from mini coopers to mini rice rockets


man, i don't think i can possibly imagine that car looking like that. i've actually seen one of the minis here with upgraded tires with rims (maybe they were 17's, not sure) than what it comes with stock, and it actually looked pretty good.
 
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Want to tune a new MINI go to MiniMania.
Here is a gallery with a full on race MINI.
The Cooper S model comes with 17" wheels.
The new MINI sure is big
 
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sheesh, the paint job on the racing mini model is so ugly. they at least could have taken care of the aesthetics for that awesome car.
 
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I used to live down the street from a garage that did alot of work on mini's. I think it was the place to go in Toronto for mini's. I kinda fell in love with the little things from that.

Pepsione1,

I wouldn't be suprised to see aftermarket parts for these that will put them in the same league if not beyond.
 
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i think these things are great! they don't cost too much either and i'm glad to see that they've been taken pretty well around here (so far).

the cooper s is definitely cool. gotta dig the supercharged 190hp engine.


also, the automatic transmission is the new kind, without gears like the ones they have in the hybrid cars. sounds very cool, but i'd rather have the cooper s with the six speed. if you go really crazy with the options, i think it'll go up to about $23k so i really hope they stick around.

they also sound pretty safe: each car has six airbags in it. also, the sunroof is two pieces of glass and encompases almost the entire roof of the car! i can't wait till somebody i know gets one so i can get a closer look at it.
 
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If I needed a non-convertible people mover under 20K, that would be my car!
 
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Too bad their so expensive here. I think they start around $25,000.
 
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