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View Poll Results: Cool or not?
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Uncool 3 10.34%
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Mini Cooper Sport Classic 500

The final production model of a true motoring icon

Limited to a run of 500 cars, only available in 4 colours, each with contrasting silver roof and stripes. Black and silver leather seats

Gotta be cool, surely
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Err....why is Gaz posting to the cool wall?

And how biased is that post anyway?

Seriously uncool!!
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Not quite as cool as its older brothers but still a style icon
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Not quite as cool as its older brothers but still a style icon
Why do you say that? This is much newer from its older brothers therefore its better and you still get the same car



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Why do you say that? This is much newer from its older brothers therefore its better and you still get the same car
Since when does newer always mean better :crazy:
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Since when does newer always mean better :crazy:
Im talking about old cars. The mini was a very old car. This one was still the same car but better as it was newer. So basically it must have had some improvements on things without losing its coolness and excellent driving. I dont know how to explain it but i hope you understand what i mean



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So what you are saying Shant, is that this is a turd with Glitter on it?

Have you ever driven a mini?
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What do you mean i never said anything like that



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What do you mean i never said anything like that
Yes you did.

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This one was still the same car but better as it was newer. So basically it must have had some improvements on things without losing its coolness and excellent driving.
Get turd, add Glitter, 'improved'.
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Get turd, add Glitter, 'improved'.
Without losing its coolness and excellent driving. Did you read that bit?



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If the TVR Griff was Uber cool, this is stratospheric, no in fact the Mini is the coolest, cool car on the coolest planet of the coolest solar system.

It's supercool. Nothing approaches a Mini for coolness not even a Beetle or a VW Camper. A damn good bit of fun to boot.
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Err....why is Gaz posting to the cool wall?

And how biased is that post anyway?

Seriously uncool!!
Because he offered to take over when no one else wanted to?
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I think it is uncool.

Fun to drive for about 5 mins, too slow, too noisy, too cramped and there is nothing you can do to one that hasn't already been done.
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But apart from where I said it was uncool I was correct wasn't I?

When it was launched it was groundbreaking I will give it that, but then so was the VW Beetle.

It to me is just an ordinary car that stayed in production for too long.

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I think it is uncool.

Fun to drive for about 5 mins, too slow, too noisy, too cramped and there is nothing you can do to one that hasn't already been done.
Wrong, wrong, wrong....and I don't like them! A totally genuine style icon. Representative of a whole country for goodness sake! A rallying super-hero. A design ground-breaker.

Sub-zero.

Too slow, noisy, cramped yes but utterly irrelevant comments in the land of cool. Something fast, quiet, comfy and roomy isn't necessarily cool or even good.
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Cool. But not ber cool.
That is reserved for the classics.
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What's this rubbish about being slow? It may not be massively blessed with power but if you're finding that you can't keep up you're not driving it properly.
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In all honesty, you can keep Ferrari, Bugatti and even McLaren

This is my favourite car ever. Shame the CS500s command massive money as i would buy one tomorrow
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You can keep the 500 with those awful arches and wheels that stop it driving properly to be fair. I'd take something older with 10" wheels and a nice sweet free-revving thou in it.
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Have you driven one on 13s?
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You can keep the 500 with those awful arches and wheels that stop it driving properly to be fair. I'd take something older with 10" wheels and a nice sweet free-revving thou in it.
All the top road rally bods put bigger rims on them when I was a pup.
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Have you driven one on 13s?
Yes. A 1380 full race S. Bernie Griffin's Motoring News road rally tool and it was fun.
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