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Buying a second hand mini - tips

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Now I am a mini owner and I think there is some essential advise that all potential mini buyers should know. If I had known these tips when I had bought my first mini I would have saved myself a lot of hastle. So here it is. If you are planning on buy ...

danielhills 15.02.2001 · Read full review
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Ubiquitous succesor to the Mini

Advantages: Economical, Oodles of character
Disadvantages: Cramped interior, basic trim quality

...1.3 Austin Metro for sale in my local free-ads for just £350, I was exstatic. I remember my best friend owning one from new and he had said that it was the best small car he had ever purchased. My wife needed a new car for work, and so I ...

Tonyoverdrive 19.01.2006 · Read full review
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Mechanic From Hell

Advantages: Good cars as long as someone doesn't mess around with them
Disadvantages: Dangerous boy

My brother is Mini mad. When he passed his driving test, he bought a Mini straight away. His first Mini was a Blue W reg model. The trouble was we had just moved from Southport to Glossop, and he had left the car in Southport. Therefore, we had to dri ...

mandyco 13.03.2001 · Read full review
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Mad Bad Metro

Advantages: cheap, fun to drive, great handling
Disadvantages: unsafe, "sad" image, oldfasioned

I owned an F reg metro from new. I brought it in 1989 and it gave me 10 years old faithful service until i decided to get rid of her. I like the metro, and in my opinion is certainly one of the better small cars around. The metro, like any other car has i ...

djp110 13.04.2003 · Read full review
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My beloved car

Advantages: Cheap, economical, surprisingly fast, full of character
Disadvantages: Tends to get burnt whilst sitting in driveways :0(

...21st birthday present I recieved a 1972 Austin 1300 GT. This was not really my car of choice, but i loved mini's and my dad is a classic car freak so he'd found me this little Austin. We spent months doing my "Polly" up, she got the full works, new ...

austinhead 10.08.2000 · Read full review
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