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Old 11-03-2002, 08:00 PM   #11
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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.
To each his/her own....just aint my type of practial vehicle with that sporty look....I agree with Tamara, it does look like a clown car, or something Mr. Bean would upgrade to...lol!
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Integra Type R.


That'* banning grounds
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Those cars handle city better then Bonnie because of it'* smaller size and lighter weight. I personally still don't fancy them, as for race track material.. not for me either... I'd rather go with a Subaru WRX or WRC or any small compact with AWD if that was the case.
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Hey Tamara

Love the new logo! Really Koo!
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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.

I'll bet you i know someone tighter!!
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Old 11-04-2002, 11:17 AM   #16
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....I agree with Tamara, it does look like a clown car, or something Mr. Bean would upgrade to...lol!
Okay, I have to say that I like many cars...including the old mini'*. BTW, I loved the Mr. Bean show. My favorite was where he went shopping for furniture (in his yellow Mini) and bought a recliner. He wound up putting it on the roof of the mini--and drove home in the recliner on top of his car!

I would rather have my Bonneville than a Mini for a daily driver, but the old Mini'* are neat--good for weekend cruises, etc. So are the MG Midgets. Not safe but fun!

Just to clarify, I don't care for rice cars or egg cars, but something different will always catch my eye.
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I love small cars, but they are relatively not safe when on the American highway. Now add a cage and the car would be safe. Also in Europe where most cars are small or midsize it is a very safe car. I am not a blind Bonneville lover I personally just think Bonneville and gm cars in general got a bum rap for the last few years and regardless of the problems they built a car worthy of modifying and driving. So this does not make the mini a bad car. Or any others either. I used to take out Suzuki samurais and bug hummer owners and other full size truck owners. It was fun. Well the samurai is discontinued but now is more popular than ever. Actually a few years back a samurai came second in the top truck challenge. I believe the Bonneville has the same potential but this does not make it "better/ the best" I donít think Bonneville owners should be throwing bricks in our glass house. The Bonneville status is tenuous as it is. The cooper brings style and individuality. People love to be different but the same. Safe and fun. Any car that can bring that will always do well.

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I love small cars, but they are relatively not safe when on the American highway.
Never has this statement been more true, especially with the emergence of the SUV craze of the past 10 years. I don't understand why some smaller cars have lower insurance rates - a lot of them are almost as fast as their bigger counterparts, but crumple like an aluminum can when they get in a wreck.
When I was growing up, we always had big cars - a Ford Torino, an Oldsmobile station wagon, a Pontiac station wagon, the list goes on an on. My first car was a '78 Chevy Nova, the next a '90 Lumina. Then....I drove a '96 Dodge Neon for 3 1/2 years - DON'T ASK - and went from that to a '96 Jeep Grand Cherokee (1 yr), a '97 Plymouth Grand Voyager (2 1/2 yrs) and now my Bonnie. Of ALL those cars, I can honestly say that I don't know how I ever would have survived a wreck in that Neon. My wife still owns a Neon. When I get into that little tin can it feels like my *** is scraping against the ground, and my knees are up against the dash. I imagine I would LOSE those legs if I was ever in a frontal crash, and SIDE IMPACT? Fugheddaboudit. Most compact cars would end up UNDER any other car, especially an SUV.
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Insurance rates are based on many factors; cost to repair, safety features, crash test ratings, probability of being involved in an accident/claim situation (small car/big engine/juvenile target market), and age/driving record of the insured. So to answer your question, the size of the car has some--but little to do with the insurance premiums.
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http://www.autoweek.com/cat_content...._code=09353846

Real world wreck into some trees. Trees are one of the worst things to hit since they have no crumple zones.
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