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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-03-2003, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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MINI %^@#&$%*^ crap

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The very popular MINI Cooper gets a boost in power this spring to make it even more fun to drive. A John Cooper Works package will be available on Cooper S models, which will push engine output to more than 200 horsepower. The gain of about 40 horsepower over the standard Cooper S is possible through a reconfigured cylinder head and an upgraded supercharger, along with special engine electronics and a performance rear silencer. Jack Pitney, general manager of MINI USA, said: "We are thrilled to be bringing this exciting package to the U.S. MINI's regular specification cars are exhilarating to drive in themselves, but the addition of this unique package takes the MINI experience to a whole new level."

This thing is as fast as my Acura type S........

..... does anyone one like this little POS?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-03-2003, 02:23 PM
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That actually sounds kinda cool. Over 200hp in that little thing? I bet it moves pretty well.

...depending on its weight, I'm trying to figure out what it is

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freaking newbies, man there slow, ha ha ha
 
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it's 2500lbs and the 200hp package is a $4500 option. Not really that great of a price (35k fully loaded) but I wouldn't mind driving one to see how it is. Then again it's FWD so forget that.
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There are times like this that I just question why.

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i think thats a good idea...with that much hpr...you can rip around corners dragging the ass



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I think the current mini is very bloated, and over weight compared to the original. But I think it's still more focused than any other current fwd car. Honda/acura has become sooo boring lately.

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For that price, I'd rather buy a BMW 3 series and get more style and RWD. I still like the RSX much better. The Cooper would only be cool if was RWD, smaller, weighed 1600lbs and made 120HP from a 1.2 turbocharged I-4. Now that wuold be fun to drive....and be more authentic.
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-03-2003, 03:59 PM
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I think there cool as hell.

Would I buy one? Hell No I could find something better to spend my money on


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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-03-2003, 04:41 PM
 
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They kick all asses in autocross. They corner like a go cart. I for one think the Cooper S is pretty pimpin'.:-
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i love that car if your in to history the mini kicked some ass back in the day!!

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I took one (an 'S') for a test ride in October from the Schaumburg dealer. Power was decent.
You could tell there was a BMW trans. inside. it was smooth shifting felt like the 328i I drove.
I would not pay $24-26K for one.
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I love that car. Can you imagine a guy my size (6'6") driving it. I doubt I would fit but o well.

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Ill stick with my little toy Over 300Hp outta my little 4 banger with just a few little mods 214stock and its fucking PAID FOR

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Just painted it too

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That's one of those, it's cool but... $35K? You are getting close to a Vette. IMO, if Honda still made the CRX they couldn't sell the Coopers. I used to have one and it was always a riot to drive. 200hp in a CRX would have been crazed. I still wonder why Honda stopped as they were always walking out the door.

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For the money i'd rather get an FD and put a nice mild single turbo in it....ahhhh rotary....**drools**



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There are times like this that I just question why.

You and me both.... WHAT HAPPENED TO GOOD LOOKING CARS, DID THEY GO OUT OF STYLE?

35K for a box on wheels... my car does 200hps and It's under 30K
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You and me both.... WHAT HAPPENED TO GOOD LOOKING CARS, DID THEY GO OUT OF STYLE?

Have you seen that piece of crap Honda (for the life of me I can't remember the name of that POS) came out with, a SUV, to me it literally looks like a metal box on wheels. At least the Mini does have some styling to it. Not much but some. But then again I just might buy a new VW Bettle for shits and giggles

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WHAT HAPPENED TO GOOD LOOKING CARS, DID THEY GO OUT OF STYLE?
Actually, the Mini Cooper style is as old as we are. I love this little car. Wouldn't spend my money on it but it's a cool car for those who aren't married with children.

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Have you seen that piece of crap Honda (for the life of me I can't remember the name of that POS
I've seen it. That is the uglies car in my book, but yet people are buying it - go figure.
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if i had the money...i would buy it just to piss you guys off more...lmao



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I think Champ and I would have to cut the roof off to drive the POS

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sorry those are the ugliest pos i've seen on the road
and unless your under 5'5 you won't fit in it.

i'd have to say the new neon srt-4 is going to be the big hit this year. 2.4L turbo for under 20k.

it will smoke any rsx out there sorry anna.
I really do like your car
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i'd have to say the new neon srt-4 is going to be the big hit this year. 2.4L turbo for under 20k.

it will smoke any rsx out there sorry anna.
I really do like your car
Hey I saw that thing about 2 weeks ago at a car show back home and it is quite cool looking too

It would give me a good run for my money too

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