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1978 Austin Mini Review
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My Forst Car, A Mini. — I had a lot of fun with this car, and did a lot of bad things to it. I removed the front seat because my dad knew of 2 bucket seats, so I bolted them to the floor very badly. I removed the front of the car with a wall at 5mph because my hand became wedged between a spoke of the steering wheel and the dashboard shelf whilst trying to reach a fruit pastille on said shelf. My father helped me completely re-build the front of the car, when I say help, I mean he did all the work. Car was stronger than before, and now had baddass black front wings and valence, which complemented the bright green paint work in Mr Bean sort of way.

Pros: First car, was amazing to bez around in.

Cons: large spoked steering wheel.  
Dash Shelf behind steering whhel

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1978 Austin Mini Review
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Short & Sweet — Very fun to drive, except for the brakes too light. Not so muc power but added to the small weight, the car have a good capacity of acceleration ! The comfort does not exist on this car... It has a very good power of attraction and people often like it on the street !

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: The style, the driving sensations, the sound, the popularity...

Cons: The brakes

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The Mini Is The British Motoring Icon — my 1978 mini is a special edition(1,500 only) chelsea, part of the london collection. performance was as expected - 0 - 60 yeah right built to the usual BL standard, wich i loved cos there is always something to do to it. interior is cool, if a bit worn, outside although faded a bit was completely original, no replacement panels at all.. runs for miles on a tank as all minis do. fun factor..... mini1s were made for fun, not for speed, handles like a gokart and looks that have not dated since the first one left the production line

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: THE MINI  IS  THE BRITISH MOTORING ICON

Cons: NONE there bloody great

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Classic Mini Clubman — I love everything wats not to like. Proformace like a go kart. Build quality well it's a mini every1 knows wat there like. Apperance awsome it's bright orange nd shines all the time. Cost of ownership not tellin. Fun factor the car is awsome to drive although a few friends are really scared of my drivin in it coz I drive like I'm in a go kart it's unbelieveable best car eva.

Pros: everything

Cons: None

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Broke Down On The Drive! What More Can I Say!!! — If you want to learn hoe to be a mechanic, buy a mini

Pros: Small, handling

Cons: reliability

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1980 Austin Mini Reviews

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The quality depends on your ability with a wrench. Cornering is unbelievable -- 1500 lbs, wheels at the corners. It costs as much as you can afford to spend, plus 25%. Driving it is by far the most fu... Read More

Wifes Car By Gareth

Best drift car i ever owned. I tried to flip this car every time i drove it... did not succeed. Car was originally bought for my wife, she didnt like it. Became my weekend toy thereafter. Had tons of... Read More

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