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Discussion in 'MINI News and Articles' started by Nathan, Jul 1, 2014.
Yup they should not be able to count inside sales to dealerships.
Chinese Middle Class Crazy for Minis
The BMW Group has sold 1 million vehicles in the last six months, a record for the company. Itâ€™s on track to sell another million by end of year, and they havenâ€™t yet rolled out their two new BMW brand models.
Best sellers include the BMW 3 Series (233k cars), the BMW 5 series (193k), and the Mini Cooper (131k). The brand that saw the biggest bump in sales was Rolls-Royce: the company sold 1,968 of them, up 33.4% year-over-year. Sales of all BMW offerings rose steadily in the US (5.1%), Mexico (6.2%) and Europe (2.1%), but China saw the greatest increase: 225k BMW and Mini cars were delivered in China â€“ thatâ€™s a 23% increase in six months. Almost 80% of Mini owners in China are women. BMW will open 10 to 15 new Mini dealerships a year in China, adding to the 97 it currently has.
Since the car looks more asian styled with each model year and added vent, it should do well there. Soon it will be the MINI Civic, followed by the MINI Corolla. Maybe even a MINI Tata.
That all well and good but I am not Chinese.
This is the USA and we want what WE want. That why new MINI are not selling. Nobody wants to pay the NEW MINI price for that style they would rather buy better looking used ones.
Ummmmmm.... Not Chinese eh?
If you believe in early human migration....
Out of Africa into Eurasia (Here's where the Asian part comes in) and Oceania split to Europe and over to North and South America.... Course, that was when the continents were more tightly packed...
So quite possibly, maybe just a little Chinese, perhaps.....:idea: Or not....
Here's an easy test you can do..... Do you like eatin Chinese food.... Well... Thar you go....:drool
Course if you don't believe in the early migration.... Well.... There's that too...
We live in a real melting pot..... And it's getting more melty as time goes on....
I have an M\A calendar on my wall not a Chinese calendar.....Not Chinese
I have no idea what year of what pet this year is.....Not Chinese
I want to make the Great Wall in China a skate park......Not Chinese
I can drive a car at speed without rear ending people.... Not Chinese
I can go to Times Square and not take 1,000 pictures..... Not Chinese
I like to pet my cat and toss a ball with my brothers dog, I don't eat them.....not Chinese
I can say Oh No and do not say "Rut row"...... Not Chinese
3 to 5 generations of my family do not live in my house.....not Chinese
Oh and God created the world in 6 days and the continents have never moved.....that was just for the Bible Belt .:lol::lol:
The only criteria he mentioned is if you liked eating Chinese (I'm going to take a liberty here and assume he meant Chinese food, not Chinese people (although maybe soylent green is socially acceptable nowadays; who knows for sure?), not all that other stuff you mentioned.
Yup.... I meant, do you like eatin Chinese food... It's a very good indicator... It's basically all your chromosomes reacting to the food source.... And their reaction is triggered based on their development going back millions of years.....
So the question is.... Do you like eatin Chinese food....
That's the indicator....
Go here.... This might help.... post 815...
All of these except 2 apply to me and I AM Chinese. Oh God...I'm so confused. :confused5:
And no, I've never rear ended anyone. Ever.
Ok I'm confused too. When I was a kid I lived in Hong Kong, and I love Chinese food.
Am I Chinese? I thought I was Italian, well my Dad was at least.
Sorry, you're not Chinese. Technically this would make you aborigines, by Dave's criteria. Now go get yourself a boomerang and discover your true inner self.
It was a joke on stereotypes.
I admit I've always thought aboriginal dart blowing might be a useful skill...
I use it in on my neighbors all the time. Keeps them away when I'm grilling.
Well if you lived in my town it it would. That's why I keep my made in Germany led thrower with me at all times. :biggrin5:
Stereotypes! That means Dave and I are angry white guys, Stefanie can't drive and I'm stupid because I'm Christian. :lol::lol:
It's good to be able to laugh at yourself. Something we need to remember as a nation.:biggrin5:
Feel free to team up on me for being Irish/English.
Yes, I like Potato's, I drink beer but I am not a Ginger Thank God.
And I would have NEVER, in a MILLION YEARS guessed you were Irish.
I was betting on Cossack.
You all are forgetting that I was born with Kung Fu skills. I've been round kicking people since I was an infant. Don't mess with me. :cornut:
Also, since I like potatoes, does that make me part Irish? If so, awesome!
I don't get offended easily but I find this incredibly offensive. And yes, I can take a joke.
Yeah, that's kind of true, but Stefanie's an Irish Ninja, looks like she'd make quick work of Dave.