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Mini — Its a mini. If you havnt heard of it where have you been. Comes with engines from 850 to 1275 but can be made larger. Many different engines can be added as well as other modifications. Common for rust but if kept in good condition are now worth a fair bit of dosh.

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

Pros: Pure retro fun

Cons: Typical british build. Rusts in no time.

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Best Drive Ever — 0-60 in 15 seconds is only a 998cc engine. Handles better than any other car has little rust but will be fixed soon new red carpets, crome detailing on the doors, sparco steering wheel, bucket seats, 4 speakers is mega loud for just 4 speakers. has a twin centre exit dtm exhaust, strong body will take a hard crash and keep goin. is the most fun to drive ever out of all the cars i have drove, and is what everyone else says that have drove my car. uses not alot of petrol if drove sensibly but wheres the fun in that??? i use £20 for petrol a week, only has 4 gears because the engine is so small, but can hold its own against bigger engine cars such as 1.2 corsa, 1.4 golf ect... with a vtec conversion tho to a 1.6 this mini will do 0-60 in 5 seconds and top speed of 140mph.

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

Pros: EVERY THING

Cons: SMALL ENGINE

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Retro Rules — Naturally, being a Mini, handling is its strongest point. Having the wheels on the corners of the chassis means you can take most bends at piss take speeds compared to most cars. The engines only a 998cc so its figures aren't exactly going to confound or amaze most. 0-60 isn't exactly impressive, but its only got a 4-spd so the gear ratios are tight. 1st gets you to 30pmh, 2nd:55mph, 3rd:75mph, 4th:90+mph. You can rip through first and second gear quite quickly, bearing in mind how old the car is now and the engine size, its a fairly nippy little thing to get around in, not exactly great for motorway driving, but it survives. Looks wise, its a Mini, like marmite you can love its cutsie, retro looks, or you can loath them. Personally I think it looks great and to the vast extent most agree with me, and with the Studio2 trim it stands out just a little from most Minis, something like only 500-1000 were ever made in the trim. The interior isn't exactly a work of art but its surprisingly spacious, considering how small this car is. Reliability is luck of draw really, sometimes you can buy wonderful examples which run for ages, and like in my case it can be a tiny nightmare. Luckily, when things go wrong with it there is an abundance of sites which supply replacement parts, and due to the nature of the car most problems are easily rectifiable from home with very little mechanical knowledge required. Taking the current petrol prices, 89.9p per liter from red line to full only costs £17.50.Even when you push the car,as is the tendency, thats enough to run you for over a week if you were running say, 150-200 miles a week, which isn't bad considering the cost of filling the average modern car is more like £30-40. Its a great little car to buy, passers-by love it, your mates love it, and the ladies love it :P. There is a huge number of clubs and the like around which support the classic shape Mini, and as a result there are a number of great events and runs you can attend which are a laugh whatever the weather. Whether its your first car, or something you take out on the weekend a Mini is a wonderful little car thats bound to put a smile on your face :).

Pros: Nippy handling, quick 0-50, bit of fun, lovable

Cons: the breakdowns, the non starters on cold winter morns

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1991 Rover Mini Cooper 1275 — handles really well sounds awesome and goes like a rocket for a mini it does rust quite easily though but is very easy to repair i have put a nice sound system in it and it by accident has really good acoustics overall this a great little car and awesome for either a town cruiser with the pulsing sub or a back road blaster.

Pros: lots

Cons: not many  can have a hard ride /not the bigest car in the world

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1991 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3 — Perfect little car for Guernsey's narrow roads! 1.3 engine has plenty of go in it, and handling is simply fantastic in the dry. I can't even encourage the tyres to squeal, let alone lose grip! In the wet it is a different story, as most grip is worryingly lost. Bouncy ride can be annoying or fun, and if it goes wrong just bash it with a hammer and it works again!

Pros: Handling, charisma, lively performance

Cons: Small rust problems, likes to drink a bit of oil

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How Can Anything Bigger Be Mini? — Still with all its original paint, interior and even a dealership sticker this is a great fun nippy little car. It looks great, sounds great, is a brilliant talking point - everybody loves minis. It holds its own amongst much bigger engined newer cars. Brakes and handling are top notch. Steering is light and maneuverable. Sadly minis rust for fun but as long as they are looked after they run forever. Brilliant MPG. And best of all its 100% BMW free.

Pros: Its a mini

Cons: Build quality

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2000 Rover Mini Reviews

Wouldnt Part With Him For Anything By Steve

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Amazing Think I Will Drive Minis Forever!!! Will Get Bigger Engine Though By Robert

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1999 Rover Mini Reviews

My Mini By Esme

my mini is great I love it, Its automatic and misses all the time, it rattles and whistles, its got a little bit of rust but its fun to drive! it only costs me £13 to fill it up and goes for ages on t... Read More

1998 Rover Mini Reviews

Great Piece Of British Car! By Alek

This is a Mini Classic! I could not say a bad word about my Precious ;) Acceleration, breaking and handling are fun producing factors and as far as joy-from-ride is concerned, I could not imagine to ... Read More

Terrific By Jon

Its got excellent handling due to it being about as small as a shoe, its light and nippy. Build quality does leave something to be desired in the simple fact that there can be some severe rust spots... Read More

1997 Rover Mini Reviews

Fun Car By David

amazing handling and relatively good acceleration. Nice leather interiour with even an airbag installed. Astonishing looks ofcourse. Downsides are: very small trunk, relatively thirsty engine, not ma... Read More

Rover Mini Cooper By Jeff

A very nice little (I meant tiny) car. Unbelieveable great handling. No power steering and no power brakes, everything so str8 forward, feel like driving a go kart. I wish to test the Mini turbo if I ... Read More

1996 Rover Mini Reviews

Fun!! By Jacob

Just a lille go cart. Can take corners like no other car can. But it is not the safest car to driv. No ABS, no ESP and no aribag. It is totaly up to you if you loos control to get et back. Read More

Love It! By Tim

Amazing car to own out accerlerates many bigger engined cars (at least to 40mph) amazing round corners has tonnes of grip. Has issues with build quality and realiability but always puts a smile on my ... Read More

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