Dave you are a great problem solver. This would be harder to tunnel under and Mexico would even like it if we shared the lock fees, but only 25%. It would create a number of new port cities for after California goes independent as the Peoples Republic of California. Followed by the new country of the Western Federation of Washington and Oregon (WFWO).
I don't think ANYONE at BMW/MINI understand Mini.......
I fixed that for you!
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I drive cars for a local dealership group from their lot to auction, so I get in a LOT of different cars, many of which have a LOT of miles on them, but even so you can still get an appreciation for the difference in the ways various mfrs have tuned the driving and handling characteristics of their cars (not all of the cars we drive are high mile worn out pos)
The MINI steering and handling feel is significantly more precise than pretty much anything else I drive...and you can poopoo the electric steering assist and so on all you want, but spend some time behind the wheel and you'll realize just because it's different than what you've become used to doesn't make it bad - only different.
After spending the day behind the wheels of 10 or more cars, when I get in my MINI at the end of the day - the difference in feel is immediate and easy to see.
Walk a mile in their shoes, lads.....or drive 30 miles in their cars - and see.
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