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New Mini Grows Up

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New Mini Grows Up

A new Mini has been launched in Oxford.  It's being built with the help of 1000 robots.
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The first Mini was built in 1959.
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Re: New Mini Grows Up

The mini hasn't been mini for a long time, never like the new version.
Should have left it to be remembered for the classic it was.
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nadger
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Re: New Mini Grows Up

Albeit I was driving before first mini came out I've only been in one twice, in early days, and never driven one of either model.
Still an iconic car as is Fiat 500.
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Re: New Mini Grows Up

Cool Looks a bit like the Citroen DS3. Or does the DS3 look like the new mini?
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Re: New Mini Grows Up

That new one looks pretty good in the pictures.  The styling is close enough to the original but manages to look a bit sportier.
Unlike that grande version they brought out: that's pretty hideous, though not nearly as awful as the grande version of the Fiat 500 - that's a crime against styling, particularly given the new cinquecenta is hands down the prettiest small car on the road.
I've actually driven both the original 1960s mini and the new incarnation and they are - fortunately - incomparable.  The original was dreadful: took forever to get up to speed and even longer to slow down - the brakes felt like they were made of wood.  Scary  Shocked
The new incarnation mini is actually quite nice to drive - despite the run flats.