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Re: The new Mini

To: mgs@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Re: The new Mini
From: Donald Scott <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 19:01:36 -0800
At 10:14 AM 12/1/97 -0800, you wrote:
>To kill time on the Thanksgiving flight to Phoenix, I bought the latest
>copy of Road and Track.  Besides the usual Peter Egan column, the other
>thing that caught my eye was a good picture of the new Rover Mini.  
>When I read that BMW was actually considering bringing it in to the US,
>I had fleeting thoughts about what a great commute car it would
>be...yes, I would consider buying one of those cheeky little buggers!
>Then reality intruded...I realized that with Beemer behind the effort,
>this car whose concept Issigonis originally considered an economy car
>will probably be sold through BMW or Range Rover dealers in the US as a
>"boutique vehicle", with a price probably around $30-35 grand.  More
>profits for Beemer and a small group of overpaid Yuppies buying them for
>their spouses.
>Oh, was a fun thought while it lasted!
>Cheers, PK 
Sorry, PK, but I don't agree.  The new Mini should get the Ultimate Ugly
Award. It's not even cute.  It is in fact the most hideous looking thing on
four wheels I've ever seen.  If I were a doctor delivering that thing, I
would do its parents a favor and kill it.

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