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 Post subject: yet another blob!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:18 pm 
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http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Searc ... -pictures/


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 Post subject: Re: yet another blob!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:05 pm 
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Aren`t they turning them into a bloody Ugly thing,the first Bini wasn`t all that bad,but now BMW are going to far.


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 Post subject: Re: yet another blob!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:40 pm 
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looks rather big and bulky


I really can't say that any of those beamers are Mini

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 Post subject: Re: yet another blob!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:24 pm 
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Why doesn't BMW stop messing around with the "Mini" or "MINI" name (as they show it) and just call the car line the 0.1 series? They already have a 1 series so a smaller car would be a bit less than that! Ugly thing those Binis.

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 Post subject: Re: yet another blob!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:46 pm 
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Hello,

yes ugly, terrible :shock: . Not a britsh Mini, a real weißwurst Bini :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: yet another blob!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:51 pm 
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i have a bini ( i know i know) its my day to day car A-2-B, like most cars it has its good and bad parts.

but when my parents when down to pick up there bmw 1 series coupe, the sales man said, the bini they could understand, the convertable, yes and no, but when they started to bring out the clubman, ( which really is an estate) and the countyman they said its to far, my parents almost bought a countyman, but they drove it 3 feet and hated it, drove like crap, wishy washy streering, too gimicky, over priced, and when we saw it parked up next to the 1 series they bought ( which was cheaper and better spec'ed) the bini countyman look like cheap tat. and the funny thing, 1800 people paid up front for it before even seeing it, driving it, sitting in it, and boy they will get a shock,

and now they are design this as a concept, they need to stop,

ruin the mini name and design, think they already have


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 Post subject: Re: yet another blob!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:22 am 
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So far from a Mini and so ugly :evil:

Stretching things even further:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s6j_CuUCTw

Impressive prep. but how does this relate?????? :roll: :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: yet another blob!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:35 pm 
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Some people still get very hung up about the ‘Mini’ name but the Rover Group’s Marketing Department planned to let it wither quietly away and die without even realising they had a world famous 'brand' with a future. MINI is now a successful range of small cars which would, in BMC days, have included Issigonis’ 11/1300. Had BMW gone for a basic city car MINI in 2001, it could not have been built at the Cowley, Oxford plant in the UK. All such basic small cars are now only economically viable if built in low wage economies. Even Nissan Micra production has now ceased in the UK to be replaced by the larger more profitable Juke – a MINI Countryman competitor.

Sales are growing in the premium supermini classes and small 'soft roaders' – that’s why other manufacturers are launching prestige superminis with lots of options nearly 10 years later and why BMW are expanding the MINI into a range of small cars. Little credit is given to BMW for taking a risk at the start and successfully creating and pioneering the premium, prestige small car sector. Now, 10 years later, the MINI is being copied by the Alfa Romeo Mito, Audi A1, Citroen DS3 and, at the lower end, the Fiat 500 and with others on the way.

A Mini MINI city car is on the way soon though.............probably to be called the MINI-Minor (or maybe MINI City) :D :
http://www.motoringfile.com/2010/12/14/ ... o-detroit/

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArtic ... rs/251456/

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArtic ... rs/254545/


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 Post subject: Re: yet another blob!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:01 pm 
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who owns the wolseley and riley names? could we see their grills on the front of the blob?


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 Post subject: Re: yet another blob!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:29 pm 
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they could make a wolseley hornet convertible, or has that been done before. ;)


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