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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
it's an interesting piece of 80's automotive pop culture and I can't deny I love its looks and the hot hatch period it represents.
But, scoot forward 30 years, and you have the MINI. Although a better car than the XR2 was then, it is - like the XR2 - a triumph of marketing over engineering (allowing for 30 years of progress, of course). And while i loath the MINI for that, there's something undeniably rough and ready about the XR2 that makes me like it.