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Old 10-23-2002, 05:08 PM   #1
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Here is a video of the next car I want to get the MINI Cooper * in a european crash test

http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/quickt...cooper,00.html

Here is the US crash test results

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/NCAP/Cars/1...Cars/1932.html

And if you go to Super Minis and then look up BMW MINI here is the european results.

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

I think this one is the easiest to understand and it is more stringent then the US test.

This car is the shortest, less then 12 feet long, car on the US market and weighs a little less then 2700 lbs.
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Hmhh no one found this interesting booooo.
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Thanx for the info...

But once you plant your *** in a big Bonneville and go for a long haul... why would you want to go back sitting into a cramp dinky little car.. whether it'* safe to or not ?? I tried sitting back and driving my Cavalier.. and I feel all clasterphobic now after being in my Bonneville for so long. just my 2 cents.....plus tax
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well you've got to think about how they measure those.
I don't care what the crash test results say, it'* simple physics. Bigger cars = bigger crumple space = less impact absorbancy in one spot = less damage to the driver.

plus they are ugly as hell...and who wants to be seen in a clown car?
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well you've got to think about how they measure those.
I don't care what the crash test results say, it'* simple physics. Bigger cars = bigger crumple space = less impact absorbancy in one spot = less damage to the driver.

plus they are ugly as hell...and who wants to be seen in a clown car?
I seen one beside us in Mississauga the other day....sorry, but it aint ever gonna be owned by this family...they are one UGLEEEEEEE vehicle. Just based on looks.
Ill stick to the Bonnie!
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Ya the cooper is all over LA but you know what? Well do you? I do

The fact is if you hit anything moving that is bigger than a small import that Cooper is squashed and not safe. I love small cars but it has regular trucks and big cars to look out for. Now add a Suv to the mix. Once again I love small cars but the facts are the facts. Safe the cooper is not Fun I am sure it is.

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I seen one beside us in Mississauga the other day....sorry, but it aint ever gonna be owned by this family...they are one UGLEEEEEEE vehicle. Just based on looks.
Ill stick to the Bonnie![/quote]

We were in Mississaugua the other day too. Hmmm i wonder if you were the black bonnie i was following...
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Insult my car ughh stab to the heart. :(

The Cooper * is the car I am getting after I graduate so I can put the bonne in retirement for a while.

I can't afford to keep putting a couple hundred dollars into the car a year and need to be able to put the car up for a while so I can do the motor swap. The only car in the same price range that is going to out accelerate/handle a * is a Integra Type R.
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Integra Type R.
DON'T EVER SAY THAT HERE !!! ... uurghh... I feel all dirty now...
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Integra Type R.
DON'T EVER SAY THAT HERE !!! ... uurghh... I feel all dirty now...
I said it on the FWD/RWD thread too ahaha so there.

Have you ever driven one? My god the the most tightly handling car I have ever driven. The closest thing to a racecar you can buy from the factory.
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