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A slightly odd question for our Ozzie members
Swish Checkley - 16-11-2009 at 19:13

Are Minis a common car down under?
Mr Swish and I play one of those daft motorway games on long journeys where we count Minis and have a bet on as to how many we will see when we spend two weeks there in the near future...


scholar - 16-11-2009 at 21:53

I'm not Australian, but you might e-mail this site and ask:
http://www.ozcooper.com.au/mini_in_oz.htm

Or try the Australian part of this site:
http://www.minicooper.org/australia/contact.html

I'm guessing it will depend partly on which part of Australia you are in. :D


giron - 16-11-2009 at 21:54

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Originally posted by scholar
I'm not Australian,


I figured that, Bruce. :D


delanti - 17-11-2009 at 01:52

I don't know about down under Swish but they are common over here in the US.waveysmiley


Swish Checkley - 17-11-2009 at 08:34

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Originally posted by scholar
I'm not Australian, but you might e-mail this site and ask:
http://www.ozcooper.com.au/mini_in_oz.htm

Or try the Australian part of this site:
http://www.minicooper.org/australia/contact.html

I'm guessing it will depend partly on which part of Australia you are in. :D

Thanks scholar. That looks quite promising! Might need to up my prediction :D


John_Little - 17-11-2009 at 09:07

Not really "minis" though, any more. Are they? You couldn't park one of the new ones on your kitchen table. or drive through the Italian storm drains.


LSemmens - 17-11-2009 at 13:36

Yep, not as common as once they were! I used to drive one for work in the 1970s before their demise and ultimate rebirth. There are a lot of new minis on the road down here, but have moved into a niche market where you'd expect to find those with more money than cents! Not a cheap little run-around like they once were.


giron - 17-11-2009 at 13:42

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Originally posted by John_Little
or drive through the Italian storm drains.


Which, in the original and best film, were actually in Coventry.


LSemmens - 17-11-2009 at 13:58

I remember that! Twas a good movie.


Swish Checkley - 17-11-2009 at 14:08

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Originally posted by John_Little
Not really "minis" though, any more. Are they? You couldn't park one of the new ones on your kitchen table. or drive through the Italian storm drains.


There's talk of building a really big one next year - a four by four. shocked_yellow


scholar - 17-11-2009 at 14:22

In the U.S., people aren't as mini as they used to be, either.

(says Scholar, who has just enjoyed an omellet he made for breakfast, with a berry snack pie for dessert).


John_Little - 17-11-2009 at 16:13

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Originally posted by Swish Checkley
Quote:
Originally posted by John_Little
Not really "minis" though, any more. Are they? You couldn't park one of the new ones on your kitchen table. or drive through the Italian storm drains.


There's talk of building a really big one next year - a four by four. shocked_yellow


Oh come on! how could you call that a "Mini"?


scholar - 17-11-2009 at 17:14

Some people in the U.S. still favor companies that build in the U.S. Several companies that started overseas have helped their public image here by building some of their cars here.

In the city where I go, I have seen two or three minis.