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    Default Thinking of trading in for a Mini Cooper S

    Hi guys.

    I'm thinking of downsizing my car to a Mini Cooper S.

    I currently have a 2002 (52) Vectra C.
    Been looking at 2007+ Mini Cooper S's.


    anyone had any experiences of these - how reliable are they? never had any major issues with the Vectra which is one of the main things I liked about it.


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    one sentence for you mate


    1. dont do it........bad experience from me

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    think you may notice a few differences, size and comfort being the first two

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    Unless you are female or a hairdresser, Dont do it. Plenty better out there to spend your money on.

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    obviously size and comfort will be different.

    I suppose each to their own - and to ask the average Vectra/Signum owner about a Mini, I'm more often than not going to get the differences and negatives pointed out.


    I'm actually after a small car, so the size won't be an issue. Comfoty - again this comes with the smaller size, so won't be too much of an issue. I've currently got a lowered Vectra running on low profile tyres, so not the most comfy ride to begin with.



    Overall, I'm looking for a small 'hot hatch' that I can get for a reasonable price, good build quality and reliability, but also 'nippy' when I need it.

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    great cars .......but a great ladys car ...

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    I know that the majority of Mini's a women's cars - but depending on which one you get and how it's styled, it's also a nice little racer.


    I've been looking at a few similar to these:






    The Mini One and Mini Cooper are mainly womens cars, but the Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper S JCW edition are the sporty (mainly male) versions.

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    you could fill it full of testosterone and grow it a beard but end of day its still a girls car (my opinion of course)

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    My wifes Cooper S is great fun. Hers is the earlier supercharged. Had no problems at all with it and even on 17's with run flats isn't too bad. She gets just over 30mpg on the school run and 40mpg best on the motorway.

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    Great car for the twisties. As long as its dark and your mates cant see you driving it. Or you could get it tinted and say your mrs was driving.

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