Old car died, new car... MINI !!!!! - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Old car died, new car... MINI !!!!!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-16-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
Boerderij_Kabouter
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,750
Liked 148 Times on 120 Posts





'05 Cooper S

Anyone else driving a MINI? I love this thing.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2009, 01:05 PM   #2
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2006
Adams, MA
Posts: 20,891
Liked 528 Times on 424 Posts


Those things are awesome, my BIL has one. They're WAY too small for me, though, both in terms of how much crap I need to cram into my car and how long my legs are. Fun little car, though.
__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2009, 01:10 PM   #3
Boerderij_Kabouter
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,750
Liked 148 Times on 120 Posts


Being below average height does come with some advantages

This thing has the same power of my civic sedan and can outpace sports cars all while getting 35 mpg highway. That is my kind of car. I am really happy with it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2009, 01:12 PM   #4
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2006
Adams, MA
Posts: 20,891
Liked 528 Times on 424 Posts


The BIL and I have talked about putting his Mini in the back of my Element and playing "Knight Rider."

EDIT: Oh, and it sounds like you need a motorcycle...
__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2009, 01:13 PM   #5
Boerderij_Kabouter
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,750
Liked 148 Times on 120 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird View Post
Oh, and it sounds like you need a motorcycle...
I would, but I fear the death.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2009, 01:50 PM   #6
MMW
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Longview, TX
Posts: 529
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


My little brother bought a clubman last year (he got the S at my insentience ). They are indeed awesome little cars.

I'd love it if they came out with that AWD model they've been tossing about...all rallied out with a bump eating suspension would be perfect for my drives to and from the gas wells

Edit: Oh, and yes, you do need a motorcycle. Everyone does
__________________
Primary:A simple Bock, Vienna

Bottled: Centennial Blonde, Mostly Dead Guy Ale, Pale Rye Ale

On Deck: waiting...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2009, 01:59 PM   #7
brewt00l
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
Doylestown, PA
Posts: 3,725
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts


I looked into them before I replaced my GTI....test drove a couple and realized that I just couldn't jive with several design elements (mainly the dash/control layout & rear hatch-well and storage situation) in combination with the travel time to the nearest dealer and decided to get another GTI instead.

Neat cars....Enjoy the new wheels!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2009, 02:06 PM   #8
Laughing_Gnome_Invisible
 
Laughing_Gnome_Invisible's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Posts: 12,250
Liked 697 Times on 513 Posts


I had one a million years ago (Mid '80's) I'm 6'3" and I fit in it fine. I probably looked like a real dick, but I was not uncomfortable in it. You can go anywhere in those things!

Their awesomeness is why they made the remake of "The Italian Job" And the reason that the Mini Cooper dominated rally racing in the 60's.

Awesome, awesome fun!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2009, 02:10 PM   #9
GilaMinumBeer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Posts: 58,496
Liked 7467 Times on 6118 Posts


Danged Beemer drivin Yuppies!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2009, 02:10 PM   #10
Boerderij_Kabouter
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,750
Liked 148 Times on 120 Posts


I have never had a car that was actually exciting to me before. It is pretty cool. I can't wait to see the look on my family's faces when I tell them. They all got huge SUVs when they had families... I sold my suburban full size and bought the smallest car on the planet that can accommodate a car seat Their jaws are going to drop for sure and it will be worth a giggle.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Our Corgi Just Died lamarguy General Chit Chat 48 09-24-2009 11:34 PM
My Keezer Died! Lost Pirate Bottling/Kegging 2 08-25-2008 10:51 PM
It just...died! Slive Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 10-21-2007 01:35 PM
Fridge Died dhaas66 Bottling/Kegging 1 08-15-2007 06:52 PM
regulator died MidRex Equipment/Sanitation 2 01-01-2007 11:04 PM


Forum Jump