In the showrooms on March 15th. Not sure why there is a lack of interest. I know there has been some debate about the look of the car so perhaps people are reserving judgement until it is out and about.
To put this into perspective, we sold our R53 Cooper S back in 2010, after which I moved on to a Mk 2 Focus RS and then a Land Rover Freelander 2. Consequently, my expectations of space are a little compromised.
However, when I got in, my head was resting simultanously on the head restraint, the roof lining and the section of the roof where the sideways sun visor fits. When I got out of the car, I had to bend my neck to get under the top of the door aperture. When I closed the door from the inside, I had to put my elbow into the oval door cut out, or wind the window down and leave my elbow sticking out of the window, Land Rover Defender style!
I had heard big things about the increase in boot volume, but I couldn't really tell any difference
Genuine question: Have my expectations changed, or is it a bit tighter inside than it used to be?
May '04-Feb '07 R50, Feb '07-May '10 R53. Outgrown!
Now Land Rover Freelander 2 (No.2), Triumph Tiger 1200 & Triumph Daytona 1200SE powered
4000 Advance Orders - MINI success story worth celebrating - From Oxford Mail
Thursday 13th March 2014
"THERE is a stand-out figure that truly shows the quality of the motor vehicles produced in this city: 4,000 advance orders for the third generation Mini have been made before anyone has seen the car.
Today our Motoring Editor, David Duffy, gives his verdict on the latest version of the Oxford Mini.
It goes on sale on Saturday and he is mightily impressed.
The Mini plant is a core part of this city and is rightly valued.
But sometimes local pride can blind us a little over how the Mini is viewed further afield.
There are 900 a day rolling off the production line, but even the most ardent critic of the little motor cannot quibble with that queue of 4,000 waiting to get behind the wheel of the new generation." Mini success story worth celebrating (From Oxford Mail)
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