Off topic--The New Mini

Off topic--The New Mini

Post by Kittle, Pet » Thu, 01 Nov 2001 07:25:28


This is off topic for unicycling, although it was after reading a thread a
couple weeks ago that I thought to ask this question. Someone was wondering
what wheel size to get, and the question came up because he wanted the uni
to fit in his Mini's boot. Well, as a former owner of a Mini, and someone
who is on a waiting list to buy one of the new BMW-esque Minis (due in the
US in March), I wondered if any across-the-pond newsgroup members had any
comments on the new car, which I think has been available in the UK since
July. What ought I to know before plunking down a load of money for a little
car?

Thanks,

Peter
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Off topic--The New Mini

Post by Andrew Feldhau » Thu, 01 Nov 2001 08:19:15


Quote:

> This is off topic for unicycling, although it was after reading a thread
> a couple weeks ago that I thought to ask this question. Someone was
> wondering what wheel size to get, and the question came up because he
> wanted the uni to fit in his Mini's boot.

That was me. I got a 28" Nimbus (it's great - unicycling.com rocks) which
will fit in the back seat but only a 24" or so will fit in the boot. It is
a Mini, after all.

Quote:
> Well, as a former owner of a
> Mini,

Former... Hmm...

Quote:
> and someone who is on a waiting list to buy one of the new BMW-esque
> Minis (due in the US in March)

Bah. Go to alt.autos.mini and get flamed there.

Quote:
> I wondered if any
> across-the-pond newsgroup members had any comments on the new car,

abomination, rediculous, offensive, dodgy-fuel-capped, "Go look up 'Mini'
in a dictionary", etc. Again, alt.autos.mini will help you out there -
just make sure you mark your post [OT] since the newsgroup description
implicitly says "British Mini".

Quote:
> which
> I think has been available in the UK since July. What ought I to know
> before plunking down a load of money for a little car?

NB: Little cars aren't 20% Bigger than a real Mini, or larger than a VW
Golf.

The "MINI"s I've seen are huge. Sadly they're not as space-efficient as a
geniune Mini and despite the size they are relatively lacking in the
in-car and boot department.

0xADF

 
 
 

Off topic--The New Mini

Post by Trevor Coultar » Fri, 02 Nov 2001 03:16:22

On 30/10/01 11:19 pm, Andrew Feldhaus posted:

Quote:
>> I wondered if any
>> across-the-pond newsgroup members had any comments on the new car,
> abomination, rediculous, offensive, dodgy-fuel-capped, "Go look up 'Mini'
> in a dictionary", etc.

Well, that's one opinion. Personally I think they LOOK great!

--              
Trevor Coultart    

"Rabbit is clever.  Rabbit has brain.  I suppose that's why he never
understands anything"  (Winnie the Pooh.)

 
 
 

Off topic--The New Mini

Post by Christopher Grov » Fri, 02 Nov 2001 06:35:03

For those in North America you won't find it by typing in 'mini'
with DOT COM.  Go to http://www.mini.co.uk/ and poke around a
bit.

Christopher Grove