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Prestigious Miniature
Prestigious Miniature

Paradox: despite its modest dimensions, rather cramped and noisy interior, as well as a high price, MINI are phenomenally popular in Europe. They fell in love with golden youth stylish, nimble and damn charming. True, the 84th place of MINI in the TUV reliability rating can hardly be considered a great success (it is compiled by the largest technical control service in Europe according to technical inspections). So, 7.4% of MINI cars did not go through the first call. However, the baby was in decent surroundings. The 3-year-old BMW X5 and FIAT Punto, which occupy 82 and 83 lines respectively, were slightly better. In the back MINI breathe Volvo V70 and Alfa Romeo 147


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The cult MINI of the 60s received its new incarnation in two models at once - One and Cooper, differing in external and internal decoration, as well as engine modification. MINI One is armed with a 90-horsepower 1.6-liter engine, and the more awkward Cooper is armed with a 115-horsepower one. Later, a charged Cooper S with a turbocharger arrived. From a rational point of view, there are many reasons to refuse to buy a used hatchback. It falls too quickly in price, has a tiny luggage compartment (150 liters), Chrysler gasoline engines are gluttonous. But for many, there are more weighty arguments for: a stylish look, perky character, brand prestige.

Ride quality

On the road, MINI behaves like a real map, clearly following a given path. Due to its small size and high maneuverability, it is not difficult to park this “offspring” BMW. The gearbox works clearly. Driving pleasure can only be overshadowed by the stiffer suspension and plastic elements of the upholstery rattling at subzero temperatures. The front seats, even on steep turns, provide good lateral support. From buying modifications with a Toyota diesel engine with 75 hp (later 88 hp) TUV experts advise to refuse.

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