Car and Driver Video Review of Mission Control

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  1. Nathan

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    #1 Nathan, Apr 19, 2010
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    Ok, this would drive me totally nuts.

    Warning :: NSFS (Not Safe For Sanity)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmX6Ns-we3M]YouTube - 2010 Mini Cooper 50 Camden Edition - Quick Spin - Car and Driver[/ame]
     
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    Camden Mission Control

    I spoke to a Camden owner last Sunday. He said it gets annoying and he turned it off. Nice to know that you CAN turn it off !
     
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    Very eye opening. That said, for pure humor it's pretty hard to beat this Autoweek version. I was ROFLOL --

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RpL0khopsk"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RpL0khopsk[/ame]
     
  4. Nathan

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    That was hilarious.
     
  5. Wikedmini

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    OMG..that might be fun the first time... but i can see that getting totally annoying.
     
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    The head lights are joey modded... those are cool
     
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    OMG ! ! What an absolute waste of resources.......:nonod:
     
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    So besides turning it off, would it ever shut up? For instance, after about 10 minutes or so.

    The thing should have only one voice, and not different parts talking to each other. But it might be funny if they were all the same voice actor/actress who made subtle changes to his or her voice. Then it would seem as if your MINI had multiple personalities.
     
  9. versus

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    I find the concept interesting but I think MINI would have to go the GPS route and let you download "celebrity voices." Mr. T saying "I pity da fool that opens a window" when you have the a/c on and your passenger lets their window down would be pretty comical.

    Another idea, you could update it on your computer and load your preferences via USB and have it give you status updates on various parts of the car, when you said "status," effectively removing the need for certain gauges. Just a thought.
     
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    Well it tells you it's not warmed up yet, that's close to a temp. gauge:rolleyes5:

    Mark
     
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    lol, true. Didn't the e46 M3 do something similar once the engine had heated up?
     
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    A Camden owner on NAM reported the following. Although MINI doesn't offer celebrity voices for download (yet), you can replace mp3 files yourself with anything you want on the standard SD card.

    http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/navigation-and-audio/187457-mission-control-modded.html

     
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    If those were my passengers I'd ask them to please get out at the next corner.Can I call you a cab?
     
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    I have a '10 Camden MCS. It's not so bad. They do talk up a storm when started, but once you get moving they leave you to enjoy the ride. Take a corner real hot and it'll go "WEEEEE!" but besides that if I'm tired of it, I just turn it off completely.
     
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    Not my cup of tea.
     
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    That's like driving with an annoying car salesman (or two) that won't shut up! :mad:

    I wonder what 'Engine' says when you get the Death Rattle? "Next time try parking with your bonnet up" or "Don't worry it'll go away soon" or "Maybe you should consider heating your garage or driveway" :rolleyes:
     
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    I never read how to do the Joey in detail, but I was guessing that the lens on the head light is darkened.

    Yoday I saw a Camden at the dealer. The lens on the head light is clear, but the interior of the housing is black. Only the bulb is clear as well as the turn signal. Looked good, but dod not see it turned on.

    Jim
     
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    From Automobile Magazine

    They changed the sound files to replicate K.I.T.T.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7D2TS0Y1Iw]YouTube - Feature: Look Who's Talking - 2010 Mini Cooper Camden[/ame]
     
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    Nathan, just wait for what that new MINI you just got in line for has to say when you start modding it:lol:

    Mark
     

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