im currently thinking about changing my car over, i have a 2005 new shape 3 door ford focus, and whilst its nice and smooth and new and stuff it is just so boring, its a 1.6 with 115bhp but i cant take the grandad jokes anymore haha,
im thinking about trading it in for a new shape mini cooper, the main thing that im worried about is this:
i test drove a mini before i went for the focus but the only think that put me off was the lack of boot space, the thing is i like to take my dog out (black lab) in the back for walks and stuff and the focus is a monster sizewise but its killing me trying to park it in my garage cos its so wide, i hear the mini back seats fold down? do they lie flat? cos if so i could be going for a mini cos i love them so much compared to my focus.
also out of the focus i get roughly 200 miles out of £20 would i get the same from the mini? (bearing in mind i aint a boy racer, and i used to get 300 miles out of £30 from my old clio 172 and thats a 2.0!)
finally, would a set of 17 inch cooper s wheels go straight onto a cooper no problem?
Previous owner of my cooper had a dog. I found that out from the scratch marks on the back of the front seats!
The rear seats do lie perfectly flat. I recently loaded 4 17" wheels in the rear without a problem.
As for MPG, It really does depend how you drive it. For example I drive hard then petrol does go down quicker, but driving at sensable speeds, its usually good mpg. On the motorway I get good MPG though.
Any Mini wheels as far as I know will fit only any model mini. I recenlty upgraded my cooper from 16" to 17", just swapped them straight over.
awww i like dogs.
All MINI wheels are 4 stud, same spacing etc so you can put any MINI wheels on any MINI.
I also believe the cooper would outpace a 1.6 focus as my mate has the 1.8 and he was about even with my ONE when it was standard
GREY COOPER S
17" Alloys, 15% Reduced Supercharger Pulley, Panoramic Sunroof, Auto Air Con, Spoiler, Half Leather Sport Seats, Twin Exhaust and personalised numberplate
I have a Cooper and a labrador who loves the mini, sits in the passenger footwell with his head on the dash, as people have said the seats fold flat so plenty of room in the back. 17 inch alloys go on no problem as do 18s, bigger is possible but need to make a few adjustments.
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