On 12/9/97 9:00 am email@example.com said
>Aan 11-09-97 12:33, in bericht <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Philip
>> I think the new Mini is a cop-out, as relevant to the 21st Century as the
>> new Beetle. Whatever happened to the radical Spiritual concept cars? It
>> looks hopelessly old-fashioned against the forward-thinking A-class and
>> Smart car. Issigonis wouldn't have approved.
>You may be right looking at the technology. The A-Mercedes is a totally
>different class BTW.
>My reaction to the new Mini was based on emotion: a great updated model of
>the car I first
>drove. That will apply to old beetle drivers too.
>> Rover avoided retro styling and technology with the MGF and came up with
>> with a bang-up-to-date design which has changed the way we think about
>> sports cars.
>Yes, it really absolutely certainly has changed the idea we think about
>sports cars. The F is
>fast, has a good engine in the middle of the car and is not too expensive
>so we buy a BMW.
>> BTW I wonder what the chances are of a Midget based on the Mini?
>It probably would look out-of-proportion like the Opel Tigra. And if it is
>any good, it will kill the F
I disagree. The MGF is a large, well-padded car with lots of comforts. A
new Midget should be a stripped down sportster along the lines of the
Lotus Elise (in my mind anyway)
>Actually I'm glad I do not have to make a choice for a new model sports
>car at this moment.
>The next family stationcar is difficult enough already...
>Good luck with the magazine, will it be available in Holland?
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