I disagree personally The fog lights are very vulgar and, although it has started to win me over, I still am not a major fan of the newer shape (no offence to any R56 owners) and I don't think the cabrio version will woo me over either unfortunately
So are they bringing the new cabrio out '09?? Or is there one in the works that will be coming out sooner?
Looking again at the pictures, it appears that bulky roll-bar of the current model may be carried over to the new model? I hope not - somewhere else there was speculation that they would be replaced by some pop-up device in case of a roll-over? Or does the car need this feature to ensure structural rigidity when the roof is down?
The rear roll bar was something that we speculated about when the first set of spy shots of the new cabrio came out - the one with the top up where you could see that the rear roll bar was like a flattened "M".
In the new pictures it is enclosed ina black "sock" or "t-shirt" but it is obvious what the shape is.
I propose that the roll bar is just the top section of the black thing behind the rear seats and that it does NOT have head restraints built into it. I suggest that the head restraints are on the rear seats themselves and therefore there is more rearward visibility because there are no restraints permanently blocking the view.
IMO a much cleaner solution.
If you know how many MINIs you have you don't have enough ...
I just hope you are right, BigYin. We have already abandoned any plans to buy a Clubman until they sort out the daft door farce (missus will stick with her Scenic for the moment), so I just hope they don't do something equally dumb to compromise the new Cabrio!
I can understand that, and sympathise! I was quite surprised at the extra work the Cabrio needed in production. It amazed me that MINI took the decision to soldier on with the old model for about 2 years, and instead focus efforts on the new Clubman. I would have changed my Cabrio by now if the new model was available, but have decided to hang on and see what happens with the new version. But the longer MINI make me wait, the bigger the risk that some other car might take my fancy......
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