What is it about Mini that makes it so popular?

Aug 3, 2013 Full story: Globe and Mail 55

Not even Professor Dumbledore could have envisioned a spell so powerful that here in 2013 we have not just a Mini Cooper hatchback and convertible, but a three-door Mini , a roadster Mini, a cargo van Mini , a two-seat coupe Mini, a two-door SUV-like Mini and a four-door SUV Mini .

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I Am Truth

Madison Heights, MI

#1 Aug 4, 2013
What is it about Mini that makes it so popular?

I DON'T KNOW, BECAUSE IT'S A TURD.
gullible idiot

UK

#2 Aug 5, 2013
I expect you couldn't afford one anyway.
Jeeper

Madison Heights, MI

#3 Aug 5, 2013
gullible idiot wrote:
I expect you couldn't afford one anyway.
the British car industry is a joke, in fact the whole country is a joke.
a third rate nation on the scrap heap of history.
Geneve

Pascagoula, MS

#7 Jan 16, 2014
Sit in one... drive one, and then maybe you will understand. No words can describe the awesomeness of a Mini. It's powerful, retro, and just an amazing car all the way.
aasas

Bedminster, NJ

#8 Jan 16, 2014
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valerie sexy

Winnebago, IL

#9 Jan 16, 2014
Because its foriegn and everyone knows foriegn equals style and quality

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#10 Jan 16, 2014
There's nowt like a Mini meet. My mate belongs to the Middlesex Mini club.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#11 Jan 17, 2014
I Am Truth wrote:
What is it about Mini that makes it so popular?
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British flair + German engineering = MINI

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#12 Jan 17, 2014
rio wrote:
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British flair + German engineering = MINI
You're thinking of the BMW that doesn't count.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#13 Jan 17, 2014
supersonic boom wrote:
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You're thinking of the BMW that doesn't count.
MINI = BMW

That's why they are so well engineered and reliable now.

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#14 Jan 17, 2014
They're still BMW's though. Nice cars indeed but not like the old Austin Mini.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#15 Jan 17, 2014
supersonic boom wrote:
They're still BMW's though. Nice cars indeed but not like the old Austin Mini.
Of course they are not like the old Minis.
Legislation has made the old Mini impossible to reproduce anyway.
The MINI is 10 times better than the old Mini.

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#16 Jan 17, 2014
rio wrote:
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Of course they are not like the old Minis.
Legislation has made the old Mini impossible to reproduce anyway.
The MINI is 10 times better than the old Mini.
Completely different car Rio. BMW has paid for the name Mini and produced something that resembles the original.

You can't beat the original.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#17 Jan 17, 2014
supersonic boom wrote:
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You can't beat the original.
Oh yes you can!
The new MINI is 10 times better than the old Mini.
Neil the Hippy

UK

#19 Jan 18, 2014
rio wrote:
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British flair + German engineering = MINI
FLAIRS ?? where? are flairs really coming back, man?
Spider

Cambridge, UK

#20 Jan 18, 2014
rio wrote:
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Oh yes you can!
The new MINI is 10 times better than the old Mini.
Both cars were or are sold world wide. The old mini had a good record in motor racing and was an out standing design in its day, paving the way for innovative creation of modern front wheel drives. 80% of the car was for occupants.

When or if the BMW mini ends its production run, the final sales figures will reveal the more popular car.

The old mini has been revered up there with the Ford model T and the VW beetle.
Dud Fivers

UK

#21 Jan 18, 2014
rio wrote:
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Oh yes you can!
The new MINI is 10 times better than the old Mini.
except it isn't the old Mini, which is what we are talking about. stick to the subject. It is a BMW and far bigger than the original.
Alan

London, UK

#22 Jan 18, 2014
the Mini Cooper was a classic. The new one is hype made for hairdressers and young women only.
Milkman Dan

UK

#23 Jan 18, 2014
It is like the present day "Bugatti" . it might be very good and very costly, but it is NOT a Bugatti but is made by Volkswagen.
Shinichiro Takizawa

Tachikawa, Japan

#25 Jan 18, 2014
I love Chrysler Neon! I want Neon2!
I love Ford Focus!
I love Chevrolet Sonic!
I love the U.S.!
I love Made-in-U.S.A.-cars!

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