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  1. Buckman

    Buckman New Member

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    Cool! This is especially interesting in light of all the "too big to be a true mini" comments that the Mini Countryman is getting.
     
  2. Zeyk_Shade

    Zeyk_Shade Member

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    Do you think that the judges used "is it small enough to be a real MINI" as part of their criteria?

    Because it was given a design award, doesn't necessarily mean that it's not too big to be a true MINI. I think the body roll alone makes it not a true MINI.
     
  3. old81

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    What body roll are you talking about, I own a CM and it does not roll. :(

    I have an 07 mod'd MCS to compare, sure it's not as tight, but actually is better than my 07 was before I mod'd from the stock base suspension with TSW springs and 19mm rear bar. :arf:

    Now, it is not small compared to the R53, R56 Coupes, but hey it was not intended to be small. :Thumbsup:

    Don

    Super that it won some accolades, a lot of buying them like hot-cakes. :)
     
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    I think these types of awards are all very well, especially for the car designer and architects of the world but it doesn't change people's mind about a product. People either love a MINI or not, and it's unlikely some award will tip somebody who's on the fense. Nevertheless it is nice to recognize the designers and a alike who worked on such a project as the Countryman. Well done. Now if MINI could just start winning a bunch of reliability awards.
     
  5. INIMINI

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    And we got beat by a "JUKE".:eek:ut: