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Old 07.12.2011, 20:37
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Love the mini coopers?

For those of us that own one MINI COOPER, what is it that make it so great? It is more than a Brand... it's a MINI. Tell us what you love about this great MINIs.
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Re: Love the mini coopers?

Is it a proper Mini Cooper or the copy made by BMW?
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Old 07.12.2011, 21:40
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Re: Love the mini coopers?

It's super fun to drive, quick & zippy, easy to park, surprisingly roomy, a great city car but you can take it far if you need to and it's so cute it makes you smile everything you look at it.
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Old 07.12.2011, 22:00
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Re: Love the mini coopers?

Show and tell
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Old 07.12.2011, 22:05
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Re: Love the mini coopers?

What are they like on the highway? I took a couple on test drives (Cooper S and Cooper D) and although fun in the City with go-kart like handling, I can imagine the daily commute to work may not be as agreeable.
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Re: Love the mini coopers?

Cooper S with Works kit... 'nuff said. Walked a kid in a mustang gt, no sweat.
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What are they like on the highway? I took a couple on test drives (Cooper S and Cooper D) and although fun in the City with go-kart like handling, I can imagine the daily commute to work may not be as agreeable.
Think like something between a Rally car and the go-kart. Fun to pass traffic in. Easy on the fuel and comfy in the driver seat. Only thing I missed from the one I drove was AWD. That would make it a near-perfect car.
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Old 07.12.2011, 22:24
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What are they like on the highway? I took a couple on test drives (Cooper S and Cooper D) and although fun in the City with go-kart like handling, I can imagine the daily commute to work may not be as agreeable.
Why not? I used to drive Lausanne to Nyon every day & we took the Mini on quite few road trips. I had the regular Cooper with a 1.6 and it does fine up to 140. I don't drive much faster than that. But I can see it being not great if you want to go over 140 for a long time.

I loved my Mini and will buy one when I get back, probably an S.

(Unless I have a huge almost mid life crisis and buy a pick up truck. )
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Re: Love the mini coopers?

I have the 2011 Cooper S Countryman Autonand it is a great drive. Comfortable, great visibilty all round, actually probably the best visibility I've had in some time, very quick off the mark with the 1.6 turbo engine inc sport feature, paddle gearshift and tiptronic
Very spacious in the back. Good all round.
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Re: Love the mini coopers?

I did forget to mention comfortable! It's super comfortable and in 5 years it never needed any work. I would still have it if we didn't move down here.

My man used to steal it from me all the time. When we went to buy it he didn't even test drive it. He just said "it's YOUR car. You have to like it". Then he would steal it from me all the time.

I keep trying, but he refuses to be a two Mini household. If he gets the S I could get the convertible.
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Re: Love the mini coopers?

I absolutely adore it but husband refuses to get a second car so for now no mini cooper for poor little me Maybe in the future
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Re: Love the mini coopers?

[QUOTE=Angela-74;1428641]I absolutely adore it but husband refuses to get a second car so for now no mini cooper for poor little me Maybe in the future [/QUOTE

I would love to buy one too I've heard that the mini in Zurich has a deal, like if you give 15.000 CHF they gave you a brand new and you can change every year for a new model, does anyone has more info about that?
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