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Old 10-16-2002, 03:27 PM   #1
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The american crash tests for the next car that I want to buy were just released yesterday

This is the European test results which are a little easier to read then the American version. The European test is also a more stringent test then the American.

http://www.euroncap.com/results.htm

Click on Superminis and then the BMW MINI link to see the results.

Here is the American one.

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/NCAP/Cars/1932.html


God I want one so bad so depressing that I can't buy one yet.
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Old 10-17-2002, 04:56 AM   #2
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No need to buy when you & a friend can just pick one up anywhere! LITERALLY TOO!
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That car is very very ugly.
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That car is very very ugly.
The beauty is in the reincarnation from the original Austin Mini Cooper. A very small (smaller that the current) car that was offered in the US for a short time. It is just unique to the American public because we Americans were building BIG at the time whereas GB was thinking smaller, more economical. A lot of people feel as you do. I like them, but not as much as the original. Another neat car is the SMART CAR. It is advertised as the car that can pull into a parallel parking spot either perpendicular or parallel to the curb. I saw these in Italy last November. These are only two seaters as the Mini is supposedly four seater, two adults and two small children only though.
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Driving will never be the same if you could cut the wheels side ways like that to park a car.
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What I meant to say is that the smart car is so short that it can pull into a parallel parking spot with its nose to the curb and its rear bumper to the street. I don't think I would want it as a daily driver, (I like bonnie'* size) but it would be a neat and unique runabout for when I need to make a parts run for the bonnie in the middle of a break job, etc.
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