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Old 18-04-2008   #1
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So, who can't help sniggering at Mini owners :)

Ha Ha, I can't...bless em !

Not sure why really, the mini's a good car, but so many new mini's are appearing on the roads near me at the mo and I just can't help thinking they made the wrong/expensive choice. Almost double in some cases !

Plus the 500's a better looking car IMO (and they know it)

I'd go as far as saying the 500's as much of a style icon as the TT when it first came out !

Am I the only one ?
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Re: So, who can't help sniggering at Mini owners :)

Not me, I just dont think you can compare the two cars at all. I laugh instead at the small amount of people round my way, that actually have bought a Twingo instead of a 500, now thats just weird
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Ha Ha, I can't...bless em !

Not sure why really, the mini's a good car, but so many new mini's are appearing on the roads near me at the mo and I just can't help thinking they made the wrong/expensive choice. Almost double in some cases !

Plus the 500's a better looking car IMO (and they know it)

I'd go as far as saying the 500's as much of a style icon as the TT when it first came out !

Am I the only one ?
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Re: So, who can't help sniggering at Mini owners :)

Ha Ha......Thats Quality

Don't get me wrong, I think the Mini's a cool car, just not as cool as the 500 !
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Re: So, who can't help sniggering at Mini owners :)

I feel the same way. Every time I see a mini I laugh and think ner ner :

My brother drives a Mini One and so we're always fighting about which one is better, the Mini or the 500. And then we watched a program on Fifth Gear where the Fiat won
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Re: So, who can't help sniggering at Mini owners :)

anyone driven a new BMW convertible? (sorry, i struggle to call them .. .M . . .M .. . .MI. .. .)

awful awful awful awful

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and the ordinary mini? Clocks in the centre? Gosh, that's soooo like a real mini isn't it?

But I don't blame the new BMW owners, of the ones I know, they don't give 2 hoots for the heritage of the car. 1 even has no idea why some are called Cooper. Hmmmm

I know it's not uncommon, but it makes me think . . it's the power of advertising /appeal over actual vehicle. That's when I laugh at them
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Re: So, who can't help sniggering at Mini owners :)

ive always laughed at them people who bought fake bmw bigi things, nothing to do with the 500. the whole idea of bmw trying to make a copy of a british classic is just wrong
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Re: So, who can't help sniggering at Mini owners :)

My neighbour just bought a black second hand mini one of which she is very proud....and our parking bays are next to each other.....and very soon I will be parking my red 500 next to her....and....and then she....er...won't be so proud!(?)
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Re: So, who can't help sniggering at Mini owners :)

Yes but will we all still be sniggering when we all take our 500's in for their first service and were asked for £250.00??? whilst the mini owners only had to pay £150 for 3 years servicing and and a brake fluid change....... HMMMM

I think not
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Re: So, who can't help sniggering at Mini owners :)

i cant help grinning too, i love being in the 500 the looks you get from people when they are admiring the gives me a real buzz

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Yes but will we all still be sniggering when we all take our 500's in for their first service and were asked for £250.00??? whilst the mini owners only had to pay £150 for 3 years servicing and and a brake fluid change....... HMMMM

I think not
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me mate. It only cost's me £50 more to get my Porsche serviced at the main dealer...... A FIAT AIN'T NO PORSCHE!!!!
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Re: So, who can't help sniggering at Mini owners :)

I have no money for my 500 at the moment, might aswell throw another £250 at it haha.

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Re: So, who can't help sniggering at Mini owners :)

you can get car serviced any where dont have to be main dealer, any vat reg garage using oem parts will be ok.
fiat normally start out with big service price, then do a deal on it making it cheaper so everyone thinks they getting a good discount
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Re: So, who can't help sniggering at Mini owners :)

You seem to be missing the point some what.... If BMW can offer that to mini owners why can't fiat? also if your happy paying THAT! for such a small car.... do you fancy buying my porsche???? my SL350 is here in 4 weeks
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