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Mini's

What mini is best?

  • Old Mini

    Votes: 6 21.4%
  • New Mini

    Votes: 14 50.0%
  • Neither

    Votes: 8 28.6%

  • Total voters
    28

donk

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As inspired by the comments about the mini.

What do you prefer?

1) Old mini




2) New Mini


3) Neither
 
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My boss recently bought a new Mini Cooper S. He can barely contain his glee at owning it. According to him, you don't have to slow down around corners and curves.

Vroom! Vroom!
 

Mud Princess

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Tough call! We saw both old & new Minis in The Italian Job last weekend. Very cool. My husband is just waiting for my OK to buy one...
 

Richmond Jake

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I'd rather push my 4x4 full-sized pick-up across town than have one of those.
 

martini

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Zoning Goddess said:
They're neat little cars, but I need to be able to bring home more than 1 bag of groceries at a time...
They're actually quite roomy. I'm 6-5 and can fit in one with room to spare(both head and legs). Might even be able to get another small adult in the back seat! I lust after one as well, but am pulling more for the Lancer Evolution. Its a bit taller and easier to get in and out of for my lanky ass.



yeah its boy racerish-but its got four doors and can haul a kid or two PLUS groceries(at least that the argument I'l use with my wife!).
 

Runner

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If we were in the market for a new car a Mini would probably be our pick. Either that or a Civic Hybrid. But at just over 20K miles Mrs. Runner's Corolla should be good for at least another 180K miles, which equates to about 18 more years...
 

Dan

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New Mini. Consider the engineering by BMW, modern amenities, and a price tag that, adjusted for inflation, probably isn't that much more than an old Mini.

Old Mini ... well, I've got two words for you. Lucas Electrics.
 

biscuit

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Dan said:
Old Mini ... well, I've got two words for you. Lucas Electrics.
Lucas=POS. I remember seeing T-Shirts for sale in my Land Rover parts catalogs that said "Lucas, Prince of Darkness" across the front. I thought it was pretty funny and dead on.
 

Jessie-J

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The Italian Job really glorified those Mini's quite a bit. I'd buy one, if I needed a new car...
 

JNA

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1. old firefighter/emt in me asks
what is the crash survivability in such small car?

2. how comfortable are they for a road trip?
 

Cardinal

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JNA said:
2. how comfortable are they for a road trip?
I can offer a comment on this one. I rented a Cavalier for a week in Washington/Oregon earlier this year, and probably put over 1000 miles on it. I hated it. It was uncomfortable. I always felt cramped. There was not enough leg room (and I'm average height - 5'11"), and my head kept brushing the ceiling. My back would start to bother me after about two hours behind the wheel. That is generally my experience with small cars. Sorry, but I don't believe the Mini would be much different.
 

Chet

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Dan said:
Old Mini ... well, I've got two words for you. Lucas Electrics.
Having a car with Lucas electrics reminds me of my favorite marketing come-back from the firm:

"A gentleman never motors after dark"
 

Chet

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Michael Stumpf said:
Sorry, but I don't believe the Mini would be much different.
A friend of mine works for GMR marketing and he and a group of co-workers had to drive a half dozen of them around the country all made up in corporate logos. He says front seat driver / passenger is amazingly well done. Back seat is only there for insurance purposes (2 seaters are sports car rate).
 

Habanero

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martini said:
They're actually quite roomy. I'm 6-5 and can fit in one with room to spare(both head and legs). Might even be able to get another small adult in the back seat! I lust after one as well, but am pulling more for the Lancer Evolution. Its a bit taller and easier to get in and out of for my lanky ass.

yeah its boy racerish-but its got four doors and can haul a kid or two PLUS groceries(at least that the argument I'l use with my wife!).
are you sure you don't look like this?
;)

I like the old mini myself, although I'd never buy one. May as well put a bullseye on the car and pray the tic-tac holds up when someone inevitably runs a red light.
 

Tom R

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minis

I like minis if they're at least four inches above the knees.
 

Runner

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My boss just picked up his new Mini today (red w/white top). He brought it to work to show it off. Very nice! Not comparable to a Cavalier.
 
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