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Selling my classic mini to buy a 1.2 16v clio

Discussion in 'Clio Discussion' started by Ryang556, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Ryang556

    Ryang556

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    As my insurance is up on my classic mini and I'm thinking about buying a 1.2 16v clio

    Then putting the 172 sport wheels on it, matching exhaust lowered, thoughts? :up:
     
  2. Kane.

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    Pics of Mini?
     
  3. Revels

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    No way! Keep the Mini!
     
  4. Ryang556

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    My mini is my pride and joy but I just want something that is a little better going long distance and more reliable! :disappointed:

    Mini:
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  5. keechy

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    keep the mini
     
  6. James23

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    keep the mini!
     
  7. Ryang556

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    Quite biased towards the mini so far for a clio forum!
     
  8. Brian

    Brian ClioSport Admin

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    Definitely keep the Mini
     
  9. Kane.

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    That Mini looks awesome :smiley:
     
  10. Ryang556

    Ryang556

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    Seems like all you lot should be owning mini's!

    I was expected hate towards it on here! haha
     
  11. Scrooge

    Scrooge ClioSport Club Member

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    Keep the mini you mentalist.
     
  12. Luke

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    Yep, keep it. Looks great!
     
  13. Ryang556

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    Why keep the mini though!
     
  14. Ryang556

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    Cheers! :smiley:
     
  15. Scrooge

    Scrooge ClioSport Club Member

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    I've had two (and a half) and i've never regreted selling a car soo much. Mini is cool, 1.2 clios are proper heaps.
     
  16. keechy

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    good thing about this forum is not everyone has clios, i think most maybe all have owned one at one point but there are a lot of people on here who dont own clios.
     
  17. welshname

    welshname ClioSport Club Member

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    Keep the mini. It's epic.
     
  18. Ryang556

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    True that... I sold my first one regretting it more than anything and that was because I finished sorting the one out I drive now, whats so bad about 1.2 clio's?
     
  19. James23

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    1.2s are rubbish though!
     
  20. Ryang556

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    Never had so many people compliment my mini haha, most people I ever talk to call it a rust bucket :sleeping:
     
  21. Ryang556

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    Asked once... oops but what's so bad about them?
     
  22. Scrooge

    Scrooge ClioSport Club Member

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    1.2s are boaty heaps of unreliable crap, no fun and look pants.

    Minis might be a tad unreliable and rusty but at least they're cool and fun.
     
  23. Ryang556

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    I thought the 1.2's were quite reliable?

    Then again at least when a mini is unreliable they're cheap enough to fix!
     
  24. Italian_Job

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    for a 1.2? what are you smoking man?
     
  25. Ryang556

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    They're more reliable and quicker than a bloody 998 mini?!
     
  26. Scrooge

    Scrooge ClioSport Club Member

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    Around a B road they're not.
     
  27. Ryang556

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    True that, I leave the fair few cars for dead around B roads :up:
     
  28. Scrooge

    Scrooge ClioSport Club Member

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    I've only ever been scared properly in two cars, one was a 998 mini with yoko A048s the other was my 1380 clubman with the same tyres on.

    just grips at ridiculous speeds.
     
  29. Ryang556

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    What made you sell yours!
     
  30. Scrooge

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    Couldnt afford the insurance :disappointed:
     
  31. Italian_Job

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    Mini has soul, you cannot trade that for 1.2, you're going to regret it.
    Man up and save up for something nicer.
     
  32. Ryang556

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    Like a nice Stage 4 1330 for it? haha

    Biggest problem with a mini is there are so many around me getting stolen :disappointed:
     
  33. Ryang556

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    Ahhh gutted! :disappointed:
     
  34. plymcl172

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    keep the Mini, I am not a big fan of the Mini but nice to see one around as they are so rare around here

    and even if you get a 1.2 don't mod it please ! will look gash !
     
  35. Italian_Job

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    haha that could be an idea.
    what about a clio 1.6 then, their engines are wicked.
     
  36. Ryang556

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    Well it was just a stand in, if I was going to get a modern car with slightly more power it'd have to be a fabia VRs
     
  37. GiT

    GiT ClioSport Club Member

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    The Mini looks screwed, I'll give you £500 right now for it.

    I of course lie - KEEP IT!

    Mini > Clio 1.2 16v
     
  38. Chip-mk1

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    Your mini is cool, but having owned them for years and doing 10s of thousands of miles in them I have to say if its a long distance car you want they arent much good compared to a modern car, hence most people on here although they all think they are cool dont drive one. lol
    Every journey in an old mini is like a little epic voyage, all great fun and all that when its just social, but sometimes for work etc you just want to get in a nice comfy modern car and know you are going to get there without any fuss.


    Ive still got a couple of minis (one 998 and one with a vauxhall 1.8 engine in it on twin carbs) and I cant imagine ever not owning one TBH (even though ive not driven mine for years and they are just sat gathering dust, lol) but I also cant imagine ever wanting to go back to relying on one as my only car like I did for years and years.


    In short : Mini = ideal weekend != ideal daily
     
  39. GiT

    GiT ClioSport Club Member

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    I loved my 1977 Mini! Black with With Weller 8 Spokes. Blew 2 engines but was a right giggle.

    Agree that for long distance they are a pain lol.
     
  40. Kneel

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    1.2s aren't bad at all for cheap cars tbh. but it wont be anywhere near as much fun as the mini. A set of coilovers will make it more fun on a B road, but still not a mini.
     

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