Video: Blast from the past - Richard Hammond on the 2001 MINI

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  1. Nathan

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    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueUqpNGeaJI"]Richard Hammond Reviews The 2001 Mini Cooper - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Interesting to hear Richard leading off with his exclamation as to how much bigger it is (was). Some things never change... :wink:

    This clip made me miss my old 15" holies.
     
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    Also note the car looks great!
     
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    The "Hampster" looks like a little schoolboy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As always, the 1st Gen looks good. Shame it's not Chili Red:cool:
     
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    I have no idea why MINI always pushes the ugly colors in adverts Vs the good looking colors.
     
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    #6 Gil-galad, Apr 7, 2014
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    To this day, I hear many people with automotive design credentials repeatedly claiming that the 1st Gen normally aspirated Cooper set the standard as the pinnacle of BMW MINI visual design...and continues to do so. I think that's a fair claim.

    Though IMHO, the R59 at least finishes in the money... :cornut:
     
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    Just my opinion, of all the R56 variants the Roaster is the best looking one. :cool:
     
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    I do agree with that 100%. If I had to take a second Gen of my choice it would be a Roadster over all other 2nd Gens. The roadster offers me the most potential out of the box to be cosmetically modded the way I like my cars to look and sit. :ihih:
     
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    #9 Metalman, Apr 7, 2014
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    The "Hamster" won't be able to sit on the aluminum F56 bonnet anymore...
     

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