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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject: No space in a Mini Reply with quote

Just been using a Mini Clubman CooperD all very nice, torquey engine, plenty of power, Chili Pack,but Where is the space, it's not much shorter than my Allroad, but still has the smallest boot in the world and the rear seats still cramped. That said still very nice



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You sure about the length compared to your Audi? Our D3BT makes our Mini look like a toy length-wise when parked side-by-side in the garage Laughing In our opinion, they're not bought for their carrying capabilities, but the hatch and folding seats easily beats our saloon 3er when necessary. Last Xmas, the Mini moved us, luggage, presents, food and extra paraphenalia to the outlaws on a 400mile round trip to deepest, darkest Devon during that god-awful weather with space and traction to spare. Wouldn't try it with 4 adults and accompanying luggage, though Shocked

Got to agree with you on the diesel lump, though - very impressive, and definitely the replacement for ours when the time comes (unless something else really catches our eye Wink )
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right about the length and my Audi I may have been exaggerating, but parked next to a Focus it is the same length and that does have a boot. But yes the engine and handling do seem a sublime mix, it doesn't feel like it needs any more power so the newer SD must seem quite ridiculous Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hodge wrote:
You're right about the length and my Audi I may have been exaggerating, but parked next to a Focus it is the same length and that does have a boot. But yes the engine and handling do seem a sublime mix, it doesn't feel like it needs any more power so the newer SD must seem quite ridiculous Laughing


The newer Minis look bigger than they actually are. We had one overnight on loan so it was parked next to ours in the garage. They're fatter, but no longer. really Laughing

The SD looks the dogs wotsits, but it's 'only' the low-tune version of the engine (143bhp, I think), but with hardly any mass to haul. We thought about that, too, but after driving the standard Cooper 1.6D we couldn't really see the point as all we need is a squirty little thing to get past tractors, caravans and the like and achieve 60mph where permitted for Liz's daily commute (and the odd longer journey if we get seriously bad weather at Xmas again!) - the BT does everything else we need. The standard diesel ONE version is pretty poky too for its output...came as a real surprise as it's much more progressive on power than the 1.6 petrol, and has oodles of torque.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry guy's but that is a FUGLY car!!

Along with the 4x4 version!

I would never ever consider it!

Diesel, petrol or any Hybrid power Mini want to put in it.

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