Cooper S - whats it like?

Cooper S - whats it like?

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Kitty_Kat

Original Poster:

202 posts

190 months

Monday 13th March 2006
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Hi all!

Seen as though this is the mini forum...i was wondering whether you could give me a little advice and insight?

I've been bought a day at Rockingham in a Mini Cooper S, and I was wondering what people thought of it to drive, whether there is anything i should know about driving it?

Basically put, is it nice, ok or naff to drive?

Kitty_Kat

baskey

14,271 posts

197 months

Monday 13th March 2006
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they're rubbish

they respond quite well to feint turning into the corner...not really worth red-lining a std cooperS cos they have preety flat power curve... not sure what you're getting at really...!

Kitty_Kat

Original Poster:

202 posts

190 months

Monday 13th March 2006
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I'm just wondering what they are like to drive basically...i'm a little nervous to go out on a track seen as though it'd be my first time on one and i was wondering what the car was like to drive. Like if it goes around corners nicely or whether it "throws a hissy fit".

Kitty_Kat

clairey

696 posts

231 months

Thursday 16th March 2006
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I love mine, and it is really nippy! Not great at cornering, and i usually play "lets see how long it takes me to get the traction control on" but I do really enjoy driving it. You will need to have your foot in the carpet, but if it's your first track day, whatever you in should be fun (i did my first one in a battered Clio!!) Enjoy

mindgam3

740 posts

207 months

Saturday 18th March 2006
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When I went for my M3 drive at rockingham, all the Mini's were coming back with smoke pouring off their tires, continued to do so even after they had been parked for a minute or so hehe - looks like your in for some fun

KingRichard

10,143 posts

203 months

Sunday 2nd April 2006
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Kitty_Kat said:
Hi all!

Seen as though this is the mini forum...i was wondering whether you could give me a little advice and insight?

I've been bought a day at Rockingham in a Mini Cooper S, and I was wondering what people thought of it to drive, whether there is anything i should know about driving it?

Basically put, is it nice, ok or naff to drive?

Kitty_Kat


Mine almost kept up with Tony996 in his Lamborghini Diablo, they are very usable cars, you can use all of the power all of the time, even in the wet which a Lambo can't

Quite comfortable hooning with TVR's and Lotus'... You will have serious fun, the instructors are great and will have you 'cadence clutching' and all sorts

Marki

15,763 posts

241 months

Sunday 2nd April 2006
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baskey said:
they're rubbish

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No i think your review is rubish , they are a hoot to drive and i feel you have never even driven one ,,,,,, nob

baSkey

14,271 posts

197 months

Sunday 2nd April 2006
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Marki said:
baskey said:
they're rubbish

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No i think your review is rubish , they are a hoot to drive and i feel you have never even driven one ,,,,,, nob


donkey - look in my profile..!

Marki

15,763 posts

241 months

Sunday 2nd April 2006
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Well your idea of shit is different to mine and most other people the MINI Cooper S is a great drive ,,,, Donkey yourself

baSkey

14,271 posts

197 months

Sunday 2nd April 2006
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Marki said:
Well your idea of shit is different to mine and most other people the MINI Cooper S is a great drive ,,,, Donkey yourself


oh dear - the sarcasm evidently wasn't clear enough - i used the sarcastic smilie and everything...