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Old 29th January 2010, 10:47   #1
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I think this is the same car(old version) which Mr Bean drives(the serial which is shown on TV)
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I think this is the same car(old version) which Mr Bean drives(the serial which is shown on TV)
of course man!! i actually thought that everyone knew that!!
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Ya, its the same car barring his innovative car security system.
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of course man!! i actually thought that everyone knew that!!
I don't know how many know this info.
This car is coming to India and the price tag that is being told is around 20lac.

It is a premium small car from the house of BMW. This is slightly bigger than Beetle and Fiat 500.Coming to India in 3 variant mini one, Cooper and cooper S.It will have 4 engine choice. 95bhp/1.4ltr, 110bhp/1.6ltr, 120bhp/1.6ltr and 175bhp/1.6ltr turbocharged. Expected to come in June 2010 with a price tag of 20lac.

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Now this Mini looks really tasty! Everything about it tingles my senses! Oh how tough it's going to be to choose between the Fiat 500 Abarth Esseesse and this hot hatch now!

Italian Job part II (remake) anyone?
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(TOTALLY OUT OF TOPIC, BUT STILL-)

The Italian Job is going to me made in Bollywood too, right? what would the mini be for us?? any guesses??
PUNTO??- personally i think it fits the role perfectly!!
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The Italian Job is going to me made in Bollywood too, right? what would the mini be for us?? any guesses??
PUNTO??- personally i think it fits the role perfectly!!


That's a very nice idea actually! The Punto would be a great car for the movie! It looks great and drives like a dream! Besides, it has all the Italian blood you need!

But on second thought, an Indian car would be very nice too; since it would be an India movie! It would not only boost sales, but it'll give the consumers a whole new idea and perspective on that car.

Oh and this is the car I'm referring to: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1667596-post2.html
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That's a very nice idea actually! The Punto would be a great car for the movie! It looks great and drives like a dream! Besides, it has all the Italian blood you need!

But on second thought, an Indian car would be very nice too; since it would be an India movie! It would not only boost sales, but it'll give the consumers a whole new idea and perspective on that car.

Oh and this is the car I'm referring to: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1667596-post2.html
hmm, a concept car- the idea is good. But dont you think it is much better to include a car that is already in production, rather than a concept one?
oh wait, we could also ask Mr. DC for his ideas!! i bet he could come up with something like Taarzan a.k.a the Wonder Car!!!
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I drive Mini Cooper and it feels awesome to drive, I have 1.6/110HP.
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hmm, a concept car- the idea is good. But dont you think it is much better to include a car that is already in production, rather than a concept one?
oh wait, we could also ask Mr. DC for his ideas!! i bet he could come up with something like Taarzan a.k.a the Wonder Car!!!
Well, we don't know if it would remain a concept now would we? Let's just keep our fingers crossed and hope this reaches the assembly line!

Oh wait! What about the Swift?

And about the car being a DC, if that happens, I assure you that at least one individual on this forum will commit suicide!

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I drive Mini Cooper and it feels awesome to drive, I have 1.6/110HP.
That's good man! put up some pictures of your ride and give us a detailed ownership experience. Do start a fresh thread on that!
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Oh wait! What about the Swift?

And about the car being a DC, if that happens, I assure you that at least one individual on this forum will commit suicide!
. i think he is trying to improve his work. This year at the Expo he did a good job with the van/ mini bus. Give him a chance, maybe he could perform a miracle!!!

Swift- hmm...yeah but still not the perfect choice ( i dont know why, though).
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. i think he is trying to improve his work. This year at the Expo he did a good job with the van/ mini bus. Give him a chance, maybe he could perform a miracle!!!

Swift- hmm...yeah but still not the perfect choice ( i dont know why, though).
We're going terribly OT here Mr. Bee!

To be brutally honest, I sort of liked his quirky designs right from the start. Although there were many of his designs that nearly made me run to the loo, I began to appreciate some of his work.
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Oh how tough it's going to be to choose between the Fiat 500 Abarth Esseesse and this hot hatch now!
I'll pick the Alfa Mito if you ask me,with the 500 Abarth and this Mini tailing close behind!
A sucker for Italian automotive design,thats me!
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We're going terribly OT here Mr. Bee!
dang!! i wondered how far we would go out of topic over here!! we made it this far and you win!!!
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