Little help here sign this petition
Now this has nothing to do with anything bonneville at all but is an issue all car enthusasits should be concerned about.
The petition is about the change in shock type being used on post may 2002 build MINI Coopers. BMW/MINI has had many complaints from US customers that the MINI Coopers ride is much to harsh and so instead of offering a softer ride option is going to make all the shocks but on new cars softer. All new MINI'* will have a thiner oil in the shocks making giving them a cushy less performance oriented ride. This is only happening for US market cars. No other market in the world will get this change. Just goes to show US consumers really are contaiminated by the Luxobarge SUV craze and to a lesser extent overly cushy luxo sedans.
The core of this issue is that a marketing dept. should not make the descions for an engineering company. This was a marketing/PR
move to make a few US MINI consumers happy but has really pissed off all of the people who bought MINI'* because they handle so well.
Don't let a car company make blanket descions like this over riding what choice of options you want on your car.
1989 LE Bonne 122,000 miles
Custom Open Element filter system, Strut Tower Brace from 2nd gen bonne
Light Up Pontiac symbol in grill, 16 wheels from newer Bonne/G, performance tires, performance ignition system, Upgraded brakes.