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Old 04-27-2014, 11:53 PM
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Default Trade in my 2011 MCS??

Hey guys. I have always been a Mini guy and have owned two minis, both S's. I currently have my 2011 Mini Cooper s. I test drove the new mini and I like the ride but HATE the look. For some reason I decided to test drive the Abarth which I have always thought was cool (I'm Italian so I have a spot in my heart for it). I REALLY enjoyed it. The sound the drive the feel in the cockpit. I loved it. But I'm not sure if I should trade in my MINI or not. Do you think I'll miss the extra power my S has compared to the Abarth?? I mean I live in Hawaii so I'm not pedal to the metal often but I enjoy a good drive on windy roads with a little bit of power. What are your guys thoughts! Thanks!
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:47 AM
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My honest opinion, based on the fact that I have owned or driven almost all MINIs and FIATs, I think that the Abarth feels most like the R53, and would definitely get a FIAT Abarth, but Iím not sure if it would be enough to trade in the R56 for it. Your MINI is a lot more car than the Abarth, but at the same time the Abarth is so much more RAW than the R56, the way I see it. I had a lot of fun in the Abarth and it reminded me a lot of my R53. If you can get the Abarth and still keep the R56, do it, you wonít regret it
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