Our Mini lives up to the hype

Our Mini lives up to the hype

2008 mini cooper s

It’s been a few days now since we got the Mini Cooper S. And we are still playing with it. It took us a while to get used to its firm steering/clutch/shifter setup before we could enjoy it (which, thankfully, we could due to BMW’s long four-day test policy). But what surprised us most is that we actually matched the company-quoted 0-100 kph time of 7.1 seconds. And that too with the a/c on in the middle of the summer. Our previous BMW X5 tester took more than a second longer than what BMW said it would take, with the a/c off too.

Now, admittedly the Mini is not a very fast car — as the tailgating retard in some BMW M5 made us understand — but it feels fast, and is a frighteningly entertaining car. It is even more temperamental since our stability control isn’t working — we are spinning tyres everytime we get mildly excited in 1st and 2nd gear. All with a growl from the 1.6-litre turbo that no ghetto-modified Civic can match.

Too bad the car costs as much as a midsize 4WD.

What do you think?



  1. wow nice. damn that car looks hot!! will a grown man look a bit gay in it??
    would love to own one 😀

  2. nice hot car i like it.. 😀

  3. what is its top speed?

  4. i didnt check tht out, but yo it was some cool machine….worth a car to get well noticed….better than the previous version of the mini cooper…


  5. mini beautiful as ever….

  6. top speed 225-235

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