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Not so Mini

April 27 2012 at 9:51 AM
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Have you noticed the Mini just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Like we took a nice little British car and slowly made big sluggish and stupid like every other American car.

 
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ED
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Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 9:52 AM 

Isn't it built in Germany these days?

 
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Devils

Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 9:54 AM 

I'm kind of ashamed that I think they look so cool.

Because they're not, right?

 
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ED
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Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 9:55 AM 

I feel the same, Squid - I think they're pleasing to the eye. And hell, by the time you hit your 40s, you can quit caring about what is and what isn't hip.

 
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Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 9:58 AM 

I haven't! Does that make me lame?

I have reduced the number of areas of hip-ness that I manage, but I still have several lines-in-the-sand of hipness. Things like, "No mini-vans" and such.

 
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ED
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Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 10:01 AM 

Mine kind of stops at "no Duran Duran or wearing cardigans".

 
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Other One
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Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 10:03 AM 

We took a friend's Honda mini-van to the beach last year. That shit was nice.

Those big Minis (ha) look terrible. Little toasters.

 
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Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 10:18 AM 

I like the new Minis.

Also always had a soft spot for Hondas. Had an old Honda CX500 for a bike, a 2000 Civic and now a 2009 Honda scooter. All great.

Land sakes alive, the steak's alive.

 
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Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 10:24 AM 

I want a mini cooper so bad! However since I am tall, I have this feeling I should be coming out of the mini with a bid red nose, clown shoes and circus music...

There are just some things one should not google, but I digress.

 
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Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 10:26 AM 

I like the minis too, they're cute!

Smart cars might be too mini though.


 
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Angels

Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 12:35 PM 

Do you guys have car2Go where you live? I have noticed lots of them lately parked all around my neighborhood.

"With car2go, you can take advantage of a new, fun, future-oriented form of transportation today. Drive where you want for as long as you want. You can even use it for one way trips; theres no specified return time or place. Afterwards, simply park the car in any legal parking place in our operating area, or one of the many car2go dedicated parking spots. The car2go car sharing model, used alongside existing public transportation, specifically MTS bus, rail, and rideshare alternatives, serves to substantially reduce the emissions and congestion common in dense urban cores."

It looks like this:

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Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 12:38 PM 

Love this line:

With car2go, you can take advantage of a new, fun, future-oriented form of transportation today.

It should also say: Shaped to comfortably fit in your pocket, the car2go...

So silly!



There are just some things one should not google, but I digress.

 
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Angels

Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 3:05 PM 

Jude don't give up on the mini, I've seen some very tall people in them.

Also the new Fiat, my brother's fiance is begging him for one. She's test driven it and loves it. She's 5'11.

 
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Angels

Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 3:24 PM 

My point is that it's no longer mini, though. It's been ruined.


 
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Anny
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Angels

Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 3:28 PM 

Maybe visuals would help, Caps. You should post a side by side... mini then and now.





 
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Angels

Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 3:28 PM 

Well yeah, all vehicles over here are huger than vehicles over there. It's still mini compared to what else is here.

 
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Angels

Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 4:54 PM 

[linked image]

[linked image]

See?


 
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Devils

Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 4:56 PM 

He's right. That's gotta be at least 300% larger.

Land sakes alive, the steak's alive.

 
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Angels

Re: Not so Mini

April 27 2012, 5:07 PM 

LOL!





 
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