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Old 10-22-2012, 08:02 PM
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Default Mini Cooper?

May have a chance to buy one...

Anyone had one or know anything?
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:55 PM
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They are small.

Lol my sister has one and she knows it is only a short-term car because you really can't put anything in it. Wee bit cramped. Other than that I have no clue, yeah super helpful I know.

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Old 10-22-2012, 10:00 PM
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When I looked into them the older models tended to crap out in cold cold winters as they're not a car made for our winters. Also repairs can be hell as parts are hard to get and some insurance companies charge more to insure them because of the hard to get parts.

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Old 10-22-2012, 10:02 PM
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They're kind of cute. But I wouldn't drive anything close to that small. It's just so dangerous. That's all I know.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:55 PM
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I have know several people who have owned them. Two have been really happy with them, one was a total lemon, but I think it really was a lemon as it had problems from the day he bought it.

I looked into them at one point, and after driving both I would only own an S model. However, I do have a thing for going fast (the S model is like driving a fast go-cart).
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:05 PM
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All I know is that my brother, who is big into cars, said the S is super fun to drive.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:10 PM
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A girl at our agility class has one, and it cracks everyone up because she has the largest dogs in the class.
Personally, I love small cars and rather liked driving my cousin's this summer, though I'm not sure how it would work with the pupsters.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:14 PM
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My mom had one before she got the prius. It was a really fun little car bearing in mind..this is in Miami lol it's flat and always hot. But a great little car, never had any problems and was SUPER fun to drive.

Plus, great for being in a city where there aren't huge parking spaces!

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:45 PM
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I couldn't own one with the amount of dogs I have. Personally I think they look dangerous and uncomfortable, but maybe that's just me. Not a fan of them.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:54 PM
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While small cars can be more dangerous in multi car crashes, they really aren't any worse than big cars in single car crashes. In particular a Mini has very low rollover risk. Some of the worst rated cars in single car crashes are actually big SUVs. You have plenty of crumple zone, but they don't work as well as some smaller cars.

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