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Old 11-27-2008, 05:33 AM
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Cool NEW MINI COOPER CABRIO leaked

I have found some info & images of the new Mini Cooper S Cabrio on Car And Driver Chinese website. If you can Chinese, you can read the passage. Here is the link: Car and Driver Chinese Site

The yellow colour is charming! I like it.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:36 AM
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Not really surprising or unexpected...
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:38 AM
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The roll over hoops look better.

but other than that, yeah, no real surprises.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:33 AM
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hey look its jeremy clarkson 15 years ago
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:32 AM
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Uh, This has been on several mini sites for ages now.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:53 AM
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at least they get rid of the rollbars. ugly as the previous gen btw (they look to similar too imo, as the golf V and V.1)
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:10 AM
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at least they get rid of the rollbars. ugly as the previous gen btw (they look to similar too imo, as the golf V and V.1)
Like the 911, it's difficult to make a very different Mini.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:17 AM
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Like the 911, it's difficult to make a very different Mini.
both the Golf and the 911 slowly evolved over years, the 911 even more slowly than the Golf. the Mini was basically the same until 2001, so I guess they could have done something more than stretching the old a little here and there. the original Mini used to be innovative. this didn't innovate the look either.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:22 AM
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both the Golf and the 911 slowly evolved over years, the 911 even more slowly than the Golf. the Mini was basically the same until 2001, so I guess they could have done something more than stretching the old a little here and there. the original Mini used to be innovative. this didn't innovate the look either.
Well it's a retro car. You can't do a retro car if it doesn't look at least a bit like the old one.

On that basis BMW is stuck forever in terms of styling (as long as they pretend to keep on making the Mini that is).
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Well it's a retro car. You can't do a retro car if it doesn't look at least a bit like the old one.

On that basis BMW is stuck forever in terms of styling (as long as they pretend to keep on making the Mini that is).
I don't know, I accepted that in the case of the R53, but when the R56 was unveiled I was kinda disappointed. in this way is just too easy to design a new car, just copy the old and that's all. I understand why they do so, but I don't like it.
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I guess the styling is somewhat polarizing to begin with, so BMW aimed to please Mini fans. One things for certain though, the subtle changes aren't hurting resale values.
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Oh My God. That is disgusting. Peole do not buy this car as it is a stupid and rediculous toy. A waste of money and Men DO NOT DRIVE ONE or you will probarly be laughed at unless you are a Homosexual hairdresser.
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Why would any Chinese want a convertible? The one pleasure of getting into a car in China is that it's a chance to escape the outside atmosphere for a while.
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my sister has a mini cooper but i hate the thing. i take it out to drive every once in a while and i consider it to be a dangerous thing. i hate it. its not even because the car is so small and light, thats not a big issue at all because i watch a lot of star wars and fast and the furious movies a lot so i model myself after really well manuvering guys. it has a lot to do with self image. im a pretty self consious guy and i think in a lot of ways you are what you drive. cmon, i mean, you look at that hunk of crap and deep down youre saying, wow, thats a perfect car for a hooker or a tramp or a coucold harlett. the real reason i dont like the car has to do with a personal experience. every time i look at that car and get over the fact that its a hookers car i start to think of that experience. i dont want to bore you with the details, but it has to do with a traffic jam and a trucker. the trucker kept talking to me in traffic and asked me a lot of riddles. every time he asked me a riddle and i got it wrong, he would honk his horn and eventually became too obnoxious to be next to. so i changed lanes a bunch of times but he kept following me to taunt me. i think he thought it was my car and thought i was some king of hooker or harlett
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