Why is it called NEW mini, if it isn't a mini?

Discussion in '2002 MINI Cooper S' started by MaleStripper, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. :( I like the car, but I don't agree with the name... I don't like it that this cars also come to mini meetings, that are for the old mini's in my opinion :(<!-- Signature -->
     
  2. Re: Why is it called NEW mini, if it isn't a mini?

    Midi a better name perhaps ?
     
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    officially it is as BMW now own the mini name. It is just a new model really. Most cars have had many changes over the years. The mk6 ford escort looked nothing like the MK1, but they still had the same name.

    I owned a mini cabriolet up till the end of last year and used to attend mini meets. Most of the appeal of them for me was buying cheap parts and getting ideas from other cars. If I bought a new mini, I don't think I would go to the shows. Not until lots of independant companies get going on aftermarket parts anyway. The official BMW ones are far too expensive (£800 for a set of four spotlights! - I paid £80 for my old mini).

    Have you seen inside the new mini? It is still very small although it looks bigger from the outside. The main thing that has gone up is its weight. How can such a small car weigh so much?
     
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    It's called Mini because it is the new Mini. People say it's not worthy to have that name because it's not a Mini anymore but that is bs. If it had been smaller they would have complained that cars this day and age should'nt be that small. People always find things to ***** about. But that is just my opinion <IMG SRC="http://www.supercarforums.com/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
     
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    i think its alright, i'd say the new mini is better than the new beetle. the new beetle is such a gay car <!-- Signature -->
     
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    do i say prejudice or what? the beetle kicks ass! i was given a 25,000 German car, and it does the job. Everyone likes my car! (well was orginally my sisters) I drive it a heck more than my 944!

    as for the new mini, its pretty cool. they keep the same name, more people buy
     
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    i think the name is good. plus building a small car that americans want to buy as well as europeans is tough. americans want suvs and the euro market for small cars is super competitive. i think bmw did a good job. i have however read on a couple of occasions that this model won't last very long before they replace it because the margins will be so low. bmw will be lucky if they break even.
     
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    the mini shouldn't look that sporty.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    You drive a new beetle more than a PORSCHE?? WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?? The car comes with a little thing to hold FLOWERS!! Whatever floats your boat I guess...

    This new Mini is badass. Granted, it might not be quite as "mini" as the previous ones. Nor is it as true to the spirit of them either. This does a better job of following in its namesake's footsteps than the beetle does....

    This car is sweet, I dont think it was meant to be a Mini clone, and thats a good thing too... If it was, I know I wouldnt buy it... I like having good chances of surviving an accident with a Schwinn...

     
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    What are u all talking about. The new mini's awesome! I love the sporty looks. Oh and by th way, its called a mini because it IS a mini. dumb ass<!-- Signature -->
     
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    i know what a min looks like and that aint no min.but what relly sucks is that BMW is sueing any body with rights to the name
    and putting many small ORIGINAL mini parts dealers out of business of they use the name mini in adveratising<!-- Signature -->
     
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    It is a really nice looking car, I think as long as it can retain its historically nimble mobility it will sell well and dirve well, It is called the mini well because the name sells <!-- Signature -->
     
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    BMW had very little to do with Designing this car. It was mostly Rover. BMW just kept it when they off loaded Rover.
     
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    They should instead ad turbos in it and add a big muffler. Make it lower or something. change the rims,the bumper,theside skirt,over vender,and add a spoiler. They sould change the engine to.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from diabloracerIII</i>
    <b>They should instead ad turbos in it and add a big muffler. Make it lower or something. change the rims,the bumper,theside skirt,over vender,and add a spoiler. They sould change the engine to.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Uh, dude, I don't think you need to lower it. If it was any lower, then might as well NOT have wheels. You don't need to mess with every damned car that comes out, ya know. And I don't think they can fit a larger engine in it. God, why does everthing have to end with Turbos and body changes, etc? What the hell is wrong with you?
     
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    used to be a mini owner, and i personally think that the car looks great. granted its not the original, but times change. thats pretty shitty that BMW would stoop so low as to sue small companies, i dont know if i can even believe that. none the less, the car is still desevering of its name
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from mmmmdonuts</i>
    <b>officially it is as BMW now own the mini name. It is just a new model really. Most cars have had many changes over the years. The mk6 ford escort looked nothing like the MK1, but they still had the same name.

    I owned a mini cabriolet up till the end of last year and used to attend mini meets. Most of the appeal of them for me was buying cheap parts and getting ideas from other cars. If I bought a new mini, I don't think I would go to the shows. Not until lots of independant companies get going on aftermarket parts anyway. The official BMW ones are far too expensive (£800 for a set of four spotlights! - I paid £80 for my old mini).

    Have you seen inside the new mini? It is still very small although it looks bigger from the outside. The main thing that has gone up is its weight. How can such a small car weigh so much?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->Yeah, what gives w/ the weight? W/ new lightweight body frames, you'd think it'd weigh LESS than the original. This thing weighs more than a Civic! WTF has BMW been feeding this thing? Pure fat? My Suzuki weighs less than 1600 lbs and it's about the same size. What could add that much weight?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I agree with things said here and alot of people seem to disagree with the name, all I can say is would you want Rover to continue to build the car or BMW, I get my Mini soon and the quality, Price and packaging is far superiour to anything else on the market (Clio, 206 etc) Maybe this might prove to other manufacturers to stop ripping everone off with half decent cars.
     
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    I would call it a Mini. I am pretty sure it will be the smallest car sold in North America! So yah It's worthy of the Mini name. I mean think of how many decades it has to evolve!

    However I would never have called the new Bettle a Bettle. FWD and Front engine? Not the same at all!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    i just call the new beetle retarded.
     
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    i gotta agree with fordracing
     
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    it doesnŽt matter who buy the name, this is as good as the old car and better...
    i would like to see it in rallyŽs like the old one, maybe a kicking awd ass...(awd are good, but miniŽs were monsters)
    if this new mini win a rally then itŽs a MINI...
     
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    Damn Staight! If it wins WRCs, it's a Mini, no matter who owns the rights.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I like it. Much better that the regular mini. The s surely adds a lot more punch. It would be awesome if BMW added the kidney grill to this. Its a great car, looks better than the beetle. It weighs a lot though, for such a small car.
     

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