Ahh, roll on May/June 2002...... By the way R1 your MINI looks fantastic. Personaly the Black Roof with the Silver bodywork is the best combination and I think I am close to going down the same path with my "S". Black with the Australian sun is a problem, but maybe if i stick a sunroof in it that will reduce the amount of black paintwork....lol.R1 said:I also noticed that the MINI looks like it will feature on a free CDROM featuring the car of the year tests in next months EVO mag.
I also noticed in the car of the year write up in EVO that one of the test drivers said,
"On one downhill section I was in the (BMW) M3 and Dickie was following in the MINI and there was nothing I could do to shake him off. That shouldn't happen!!"
Power is nothing without controll!
According to Autocar, the voting journalists either put the MINI at the top of their list or much further down the list - that is they either loved or hated the car. (The same applied to that other hotly tipped favourite the Honda Civic.) The Peugeot won simply because more people placed it second or third on their list - fewer people put the Peugeot top of the list than either the MINI or the Civic.InsiderMINI said:Odd how the Peugeot 307 and not the MINI has won the European car of the year. Guess the journalists that vote in that can't enjoy driving and have no sense of style.