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Old 02-22-2011, 04:41 PM   #21
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I owned and enjoyed an '05 MINI 'S' for 6 years. Throughout it was reliable and highly entertaining. I changed recently to an '04 ZHP and love the change. While the fuel economy is worse I enjoy having the extra space and especially a much more comfortable ride. The MINI's ride is ultra firm. Its entertainment value often outweighed the ride but after 6 years I just had to change.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:16 PM   #22
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too bad they dont have the best option in my opion would be 335dxi or all wheel drive diesel with manual tranny of course. Europeans have this choice but not usa. ...
No, no, there isn't anything like that here in Europe. If we are talking e46, 335 doesn't exist. 335 came with e9x.

And you can't have "d" AND "i" together, that would be petrol-diesel engine. You either have "i" (injection, petrol) or "d" (diesel).

"x" always comes BEFORE "i" or "d", so you can have for example 330xi (all-wheel drive petrol) or 330xd (all wheel drive diesel), there's no 330dx. (Kinda like Bimmer/Beamer/Beemer thing, it's not a big deal, everybody understands it, but again, everybody from BMW world goes all crazy if it's not written correctly...and just because of that, some consistency would be nice )

Diesel coupe would be 330cd. There are no all-wheel drive coupes or convertibles (obviously), but there are coupe diesels.

335dxi would be 3.0 litre twin-turbo petrol-diesel engine, all-wheel drive 3series, which doesn't exist, not only in Europe, but nowhere in the Universe (and probably never will...)

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Old 02-24-2011, 02:30 AM   #23
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NO MINI dude im a indy machanic and my shop has done more mini motors then oil changes plus they suck to work on that is if your a diy guy
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:13 AM   #24
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You mention a Cooper, presumably you mean a Cooper S.
Cooper S can be tuned to the max and are insane in a way more "fun" way than any BMW. If it floats your boat, go for it. I regularly see some very nice Cooper S's, sometimes even Works edition, they can be very nice with the richt colors/options. A hoot to drive.

If you actually meant Cooper, then do not buy a Cooper, buy a ONE and have it tuned. The engine in the Cooper and the ONE are EXACTLY the same, the HP difference is an engine management thing.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:34 AM   #25
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