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#1 blacktulip

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 10:44 PM

I think I've found a car that comes close to out handling a mini in the way of a clio sport 182. Shoot me down please but its true 😳

#2 Petrol

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 10:57 PM

LOL. Car's are horses for courses.
I work at a petrol station. I have a Mini and the boss has a Bentley. I'd race him 3 times around the station for pink slips. 
What would I choose for a motorway cruise though?

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 11:08 PM

I think I've found a car that comes close to out handling a mini in the way of a clio sport 182. Shoot me down please but its true

 

My son-in-law has had one for about three years

 

It is not really good enough for track days, but it has too much power to be fun negotiating Milton Keynes roundabouts.

 

Guess what.

 

He keeps dropping hints to me to build him a classic Mini.



#4 Black.Ghost

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 09:43 AM

I’ve just managed to bag myself a 2005 1.2 Clio (clearly not as much fun as the 182) with just under 60k on the clock with MOT for £50! Driving it home yesterday put a smile on my face, so I can imagine a more powerful version is a good laugh.

Pics please.

#5 johnv

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 10:32 AM

50 years of development is going to show somewhere .. I think a well sorted 'S' would out handle an austin 7 ..


Edited by johnv, 10 December 2019 - 10:32 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2019 - 10:54 AM

It's subjective.

 

But no manufacturer is going to make a car as extreme as a Mini again. Weight, size, ride height, wheel inertia, spring rate are all intrinsic to how a car handles.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 11:38 AM

Small hot hatches are about as fun as it gets these days. I've had some powerful motors but a short blast in a friends Fiesta ST the other day put a huge grin on my face. I'd quite like to try some of the really tiny ones, like the VW Up GTI or similar. They'll never be like a mini, but I expect you get lots of smiles per mile (and per £). 



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 02:12 PM

I think I've found a car that comes close to out handling a mini in the way of a clio sport 182. Shoot me down please but its true

I found one years ago - the Honda CRX (Mrk2). I've had three of them and would own another tomorrow if I had the space.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 02:43 PM

 

I think I've found a car that comes close to out handling a mini in the way of a clio sport 182. Shoot me down please but its true

I found one years ago - the Honda CRX (Mrk2). I've had three of them and would own another tomorrow if I had the space.

 

 

Is that the late 80's/early 90's one with the really flat back panel? I remember my mum having one, but my dad always pinching it and leaving her with his company car. May have been a G reg. 



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 02:46 PM

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 02:53 PM

the closest I found was a 2007 Suzuki Swift Sport.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 07:30 PM

 

 

I think I've found a car that comes close to out handling a mini in the way of a clio sport 182. Shoot me down please but its true

I found one years ago - the Honda CRX (Mrk2). I've had three of them and would own another tomorrow if I had the space.

 

 

Is that the late 80's/early 90's one with the really flat back panel? I remember my mum having one, but my dad always pinching it and leaving her with his company car. May have been a G reg. 

 

 

Yep, that's the one. Still one of my all-time favourite cars. I had a UK 16v, JDM Si (pretty much the same as the 16v) and a JDM 1.5. I never had a VTEC, that would be next on the list.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 11:46 PM

I was invited to do a test drive in a Fiat 500 Abarth recently by  friend who had just bought one. What a fantastic little car. Like a 'grown-up' Cooper 'S', and still a small car, by modern standards.



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Posted 11 December 2019 - 01:45 PM

My son-in-law has had one for about three years

 

It is not really good enough for track days, 

 

 

They are near ubiquitous at track day events, every other punter seems to have a Mk2 Clio.



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Posted 11 December 2019 - 11:29 PM

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It's a very fast little car. It handles unbelievable.




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