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Old 15th April 2015, 14:48   #16
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This is quite nimble to drive, but here's a thing this car makes it to a collector's list more than an enthusiast's shortlist. For the latter, and for almost the same price we would go for the FOCUS ST.

By the way, a good breakdown description, for sure.
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Firstly a good review by S2, thanks for the thread.

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And it'd be fun to see this go up against the 328i; which I reckon is better in every single way. Is BHPian karan561 listening?
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Yes i am

Well, Rightly said the 328i trumps this car in every aspect other than the handling IMO (which too will be a close call as im running on the very sticky Michelin PSS')

This Cooper S having the 2L Turbo belting only 189 horses is less to me & with the kind of handling the MINI "boasts" it deserved the same power output what my car has i.e 245 horses, then it would be much much extreme.

Also sad to see no M/T option on the Cooper range :(

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Nicely done S2!!!. Not a big fan of Minis, particularly because of the number of standard equipment omissions, but if I had to buy one - I'd get the Cooper S. The diesel will still be the better seller though.
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Nicely done S2!!!. Not a big fan of Minis, particularly because of the number of standard equipment omissions, but if I had to buy one - I'd get the Cooper S. The diesel will still be the better seller though.
You really think the diesel will sell?? I haven't seen a single 2015 Mini on the street. I see too many units of the Countryman and the pre-2015 Cooper (both S and the convertible). I think Mini really messed up by launching the lousy, 3-cylinder diesel engines first, earlier this year. I guess it was done to turn the spotlights towards the diesel engine as well as the Cooper 5-door.

The 2.0 turbocharged petrol engine is what it deserves and it should have been the primary thing the guys at Mini must concentrate on rather than senseless and forgettable iterations that no one cares about.

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Driven: 2015 Mini Cooper S-11148713_10152996883757762_2004923382833299689_n.jpg

Recently got the opportunity to spend some time in the Cooper S, also i had some track time too with her

To keep my driving impressions short i'd like to say that the Cooper S is solid as a rock, feels like a brick, handles really well & surely packs a punch.

Over exceeded my expectations & does live upto its legendary HYPE
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