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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:33 am    Post subject: ... a Mini Cooper Clubman Reply with quote

Just for today, as I'm getting new brake disks installed on the B3.

Not too bad to drive. Nothing happens under 4000rpm. It does 90mph in 3rd Smile
I'm amazed by the fuel consumption: 6.1l/100km (46mpg) during this morning's commute, whereas the Alpina does 9.8 (29).

The kids liked the suicide door on the passenger side. My four-year-old liked the Mini so much, she said I should keep it and get rid of the Alpina. I think not.

Rear visibility is cr*p, due to the small, split rear window.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit of a problem with the door in the UK as your kids have to get out into the road Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the door, I am surprised that DOT allowed the car to be sold in the UK. It is like saying that it is acceptable to have the passengerís doors on a bus on the offside.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have thought that the UK got the mirror image of the Euro car?
No?
Very stupid, indeed.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scorchio wrote:
I would have thought that the UK got the mirror image of the Euro car?
No?
Very stupid, indeed.


Cost too much to engineer/type approve considering the volumes apparently Rolling Eyes
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