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Old 1st August 2007, 20:51   #16
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is it more or less? than your expectations?
The emoticon says it all. For that price we have more powerful cars within our reach.
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well the mini is just 0.1 second faster than the 1.6 ltr swift sport


ok lucky ali - it did look like him n yes there was a kid - but why is it a karnataka registered car

either ways good to see a mini
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The emoticon says it all. For that price we have more powerful cars within our reach.
what makes you think people buy mini for power?

well, mini sells for a little less than CR-V here, still two times the hyundai accent price. coming from BMW, it does command that much of respect.
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Check this post : You can clearly see Lucky Ali driving the car.

Lucky Ali's Mini
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Old 2nd August 2007, 13:18   #20
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what makes you think people buy mini for power?
Well i do agree that it commands respect. But for some of us, stock is not enough is it? so spending 13L for the car and more on mod's in not worthwhile IMO.

P.S. Sorry guys for going offtopic.
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Check this post : You can clearly see Lucky Ali driving the car.

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you mean the one posted by jassi is the one which belongs to lucky ali?
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it could very much be - it did look like lucky_aliish guy

but it was a karnataka registration !! which is what I am a bit confused about afaik karnataka registration road tax etc is highest - he should've registered it in maharashtra

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The Hindu had something about VW relaunching its classic Beetle and BMW relaunching its classic Mini.

Ye Gods! How could a pro motor journalist write that? Maybe it was one of the music critics filling in!
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thad i dont think vw is relaunching the classic beetle they shut their mexican plant which was the only producer of the calssic beetle. the mini is already on the roads so i guess the reporter was living in the past. there used to be a mini cooper s that belonged to the owner of a garage in bandra. blue coloured looked really good.

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No, VW did "relaunch" the beetle model, but my point is that the writer seemed to think that the Mini had always belonged to BMW as in "its".
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No, VW did "relaunch" the beetle model, but my point is that the writer seemed to think that the Mini had always belonged to BMW as in "its".
i did'nt know that they relaunched the classic beetle thad thanks for the info.
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I think I may be really confusing things here... sorry; I never intended to.

VW, as I'm sure you know, brought out a new Beetle, some years back --- I think it was a Golf with a curvy body shell that reduced its internal space but looked trendy. As far as I know, the classic, as in original Beetle, has not been reintroduced.

The difference that The Hindu author I was reading seemed to confuse is that, while the Beetle was always VW's own and original, the Mini name is something that has only ended up in BMW's hands through the history and various failures of the British car industry.
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i guess it got all confusing. the last classic beetle factory in mexico was shut down and it is now used to make the current beetles. the one u r refering to is the beetle dune model which is retro looking. they also brought out the beetle conv.
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there is also a blue mini with a white top in pune....and GUESS WHAT....it is the 2005 or 2006 WORKS EDITION......i saw it in the basement of inox one day and went nuts....*drools*......that car had the stripes on the hood and everything....maybe karlosdeville can scour for it in pune
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hey cyrus thats the car i was talking about so it found its way to pune. it belonged to a garage owner in bandra, its a cooper s

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