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Old 07-28-2006, 08:41 AM   #31
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I agree with the "9 on the cute scale" but have you ever driven one in hwy traffic? They're like driving a ping-pong ball and get blown all over the road. Yea they may be easy to park - especially when you have to look up at curbs... Good econo-box & great rental cars
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:12 PM   #32
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so lets look at your car. a 1997 Camry is longer by 46 inches, but only taller by 2.8 inches. and the mini is wider by 5.1. so if you look at the specs, the mini will park way easier, stay on the road better, and has a lower center of gravity, making cornering a breeze.
the 2.4 liter (AUTOMATIC!!) camry's gas mileage is 24/34. the mini cooper s (MANUAL!!) is 25/32. but i doubt you can get that much out of the mini when you drive it like it was meant to be. It is very much possible to get under 15 when you have fun. the camry is 500 pounds heavier and has drum brakes in the back. the camry goes from 0-60 in 11.8, the mini in 6.8. end of story.


I like this. A challenge. No worries, keep it coming.

Listen here YOU.

My Camry

1) Lasts longer
2) Has more space
3) Has better looks
4) Is cheaper

You can't tell me there is a difference in gas mileage, that doesn't fly. Yes my Camry is bigger, heavier, and has a smaller engine so therefore it WILL go slower. Tell me something I don't already know. Annnnnd, this is the killer, my Camry is CHEAPER too. So I bet you there will be 5X as many Camrys rolling around as there are Minis. Got you beat. Put your tail between your legs and go back to the dog house until you got something intelligent to say.

And let's get your facts straight.

I have a 2.2-liter four-cylinder with 133 horses. The OTHER engine size is 3.0-liter V6 for an additional $2,300. V6 model goes zero to 60 in 8.7 seconds, as opposed to 10.9 seconds for my four-cylinder. But, IF my CE was fitted with a V6 and a manual transmission it would be the fastest of them all (1997 Camry's) with a 0-to-60 time of 7.6 seconds.

Anywho, just wanted to make sure you knew which car we were talking about...

My 1997 Toyota Camry CE

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^^^ Dude, whatever, he doesn't like it then he doesn't like it, no need to flame him. Thats not how we roll around here.
I know, it's cool. But still he doesn't know what he's up against. I'm into cars. I drive EVERYTHING. I KNOW cars. He can try all he wants.

Just know in the end we're all on the same side.

BMWs FTW!
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:40 PM   #33
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OKay i'm gonna jump in and just say i'm entertaining a mini S as my next car
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:56 PM   #34
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so is your only car a toyota camry or do you actually have a BMW? I can agree that we both are on the same team about the bimmers. IT'S EXPENSIVE FOR A REASON!!! and the reason there are so many camrys on the road is because the cheap posers go out and buy the cheapest car they can find and slap a big ass folgers can on the exhaust. they are afraid of getting behind the wheel of a car that has real power.
i googled toyota camry racing, and found 168 picture results. most of which were not even toyotas. on the other hand, i found 2610 for minis.
the toyota camry is a cheapo asian import. the mini has a long heritage of winning. and they continue to do so with the newest line.
Austin Cooper knew what he was doing when he created the mini.
BMW started with this already great car and made it better.
I'll be happy to take you to the track for a drag or a lap, but in either, the mini would blow your camry away. I am a new driver and i bet that even with my little experience behind the wheel, i could beat your camry in the quarter mile. and you shouldnt be excited about possibly becoming the best of the camrys with a V6, because its pretty simple to beat.

the only time you would see this many camrys would be in front of a bingo hall.

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Old 08-02-2006, 12:31 AM   #35
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and you think the camry will last longer!? no way. the mini is a BMW and will last forever. why does it seem everyone is againgst minis? parking is parking, yes, but the mini opens up so many parking spots that would be impossible to fit your car into. and how much did you buy your camry for, if you bought it new?
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:36 AM   #36
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Wow! You just don't get it.

That's fine. I'll keep this going.

Yes, the my 97 Camry CE is the only thing that I majorly drive. My parents both drive Lexuses. My dad drives a GS300 and my mom drives an 06 RX330. My sister has a 2003 Camry LE.

I work at a BMW dealership, so therefore I drive ALL BMWs. New, used, trade ins...whatever you can think of...I've driven. Yesterday (Tuesday)...I delivered a black on black...with dark tint, 750i. You probably haven't even driven a 750i, let alone touched one.

My point is, that I get variety between German and Japanese vehicles...and trust me. I LOVE the BMWs. More than the Lexuses at my house. I switched the 750i for our loaner X5 4.4 listed at around $56K. Let me tell you again, how much I would rather have a *newer BMW* than an import Japanese anyday.

And Mini, eh'.
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200,428 MINI cars were delivered to customers in 2005, 8.7% more than in the previous year.
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Since September 2004, the BMW Group has, with the BMW 1 Series, been selling a premium car in the compact class otherwise dominated by volume manufacturers. Demand for this model series is developing very positively: a total of 149,493 units was sold in 2005, its first full year on the markets.
In it's FIRST year!

And, I'm not going to go into the numbers of BMW 3 Series that were sold.

I'm telling you, Minis don't sell as well as BMWs, but they've slowly progressed since 2001.
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:39 PM   #37
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no way for an everyday driver but wouldnt mind one for a toy
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:36 PM   #38
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my father recently purchases a 2003 mini cooper s with 30 thousand miles for $16500. its a supercharged four cylinder 6 speed and it would burn the shit out of my 328ic. it also has navigation and heated seats. i would take that shit over my bimmer anyday. sorry to burst any bubbles.
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:35 PM   #39
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mini coops r nice but i dont think that it is an american style car becuase with everyone driving SUV's and Trucks i dont think to be driving a mini but i would love to 2 get a mini
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:38 AM   #40
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wow o_0 -- this thread is over a year and a half old!
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:48 PM   #41
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mini coops r nice but i dont think that it is an american style car becuase with everyone driving SUV's and Trucks i dont think to be driving a mini but i would love to 2 get a mini
Not all americans drive trucks and shit, your definition would say that bmw isn't american style since its not a truck. If so your right why would anyone want to drive a peice of shit american product.

DRIVE MINI! DRIVE BMW! DRIVE GERMAN! DRIVE JAPANESE! DRIVE ANYTHING! BUT FOR GODS SAKE DON'T DRIVE DOMESTICS!

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Old 05-21-2007, 05:30 AM   #42
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:58 AM   #43
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DRIVE MINI! DRIVE BMW! DRIVE GERMAN! DRIVE JAPANESE! DRIVE ANYTHING! BUT FOR GODS SAKE DON'T DRIVE DOMESTICS!
i realize how old this thread is but i feel like responding to this. i agree with you about 90%. i despise GM. i typically don't like domestics. i adore BMWs. however, not all domestics are bad. one of my dream cars is a 1969 427 Corvette Stingray. i've loved them since i was little. and doesn't terry have a shelby? the point is, not ALL domestics are bad. we USED to have some pretty sweet cars.
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The problem right now is that if we don't start buying American there won't be any more American to buy before you guys and gals get to be my age.

Not just cars either.

I am as guilty as everyone else because I can't pass up a bargain.

But look at the things around you and the things you want to have. Any made here?

An all service economy is a death spiral and without manufacturing to "Create" the money/value where does the value come from?

At the age of 50 or 60 you are going to be doing what for a living?

I'll get off the soapbox now. In reality there isn't a new American model I would buy. I have looked and the only thing that has any appeal might be some of the new Saturns and they are thinly disguised Opel models. Can you say SKY Redline? http://www.saturn.com/saturn/SaturnIndex.jsp

I don't think that I will ever grow up
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:52 PM   #45
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You could take a look over the pond to see what happens when foriegn imports take over the car industry, we don't have any true british cars any more, the only cars that are designed and built here in britain are specialist cars like the tvr and the morgan and even those carry foriegn parts. We even build cars for the japs (nissan) and ford and gm (known as vauxhall), the once great british car maker, Rover, is now japanese owned and even Rolls Royce are no longer british.
Its sad that home grown industry should fall by the wayside because of foriegn imports.
Whats gonna be left for our kids????
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