Mini cooper S VS 3 series BMW

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  1. JosephRawr

    JosephRawr New Member

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    Which one is better?
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    In what way.? That's like asking "Smart car or Suburban? which is better?"

    What do you want in a car?

    Mini advantages -
    -Front seat space. You wouldn't know it but it's a lot better than a 3-series
    -Cargo area: Fold down seats and hatchback FTW. We fit all 4 MCS 17" wheels and tires in the back.
    -Steering response: Incredible. No flack in this car whatsoever
    -Turning Radius: Flip a bitch anywhere/anytime.
    -Price is a lot cheaper than a 3 series

    Mini Disadvantages -
    -Ride quality: it's pretty freakin stiff. I like it like that but most don't.
    -Low on power. I heard the turbo ones are much better but the s/c ones were pretty slow.
    -Understeer: If you push the car understeer will rear it's ugly head reallly quick.


    3-series (I'm guessing 328) advantages -
    -Much better powerband than the mini (excluding the turbo mini as I've never driven one so I can't comment)
    -Interior quality: The mini's is good for it's segment, but it can't hold a candle to the BMW.
    -Overall handling characteristics: just a much more balanced car. May not have the crazy steering ratio the mini has but it still has awesome steering.
    -Many more options available than the mini

    BMW disadvantages:
    -Price
    -Low on cargo room
     
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    For what?

    Parking lot AutoX?
    Mini

    Track Car?
    Personal Opinion

    Driving with a blue tooth ear piece in?
    3 series
     
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