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I'm not a fan of the new Mini Clubman S look. 4 doors is very tame/family-ish and the bulging rounded rear barn doors have made it look bloated. I love my 2012 Clubman S, its styling and 2-1/4 door panel look. Anyone else not in love with the new Clubman look? I hope Mini brings back the classic style again someday. If not, I may end up going with the standard Mini S.
 

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I'm not a fan of the new Minis at all, I feel MINI are loosing their focus and the car is getting bigger with every new model

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Much prefer the Old Clubman Look .The New Minis are to big and the clubman now looks like a boring family car .
Completely agree. The more I look at the new Clubman the more I dislike it. BMW have really messed the design up and blew it all out of proportion I feel, there was nothing wrong with the old design or size in my opinion!

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The latest MINIs (the F56 hatch onwards) are too ugly. The 3 door hatch too big, the 5 door ridiculous, and they ruined the clubman by making it massive and ugly. I'll keep my R53 for a long time, but when my day to day driver - a R60 Countryman comes up for replacement, I might have to go to a different brand as I suspect the impending new Countryman will also be larger and fugly.
 

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But on the other hand, they are tapping into a new market segment. Minis have been too inconvenient as a daily drive before or for the main family car. With the new Clubman and Countryman they are big enough. :)

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If this is the way mini is going with their design then the minis I currently have will be my last ones and will not be replaced.

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But on the other hand, they are tapping into a new market segment. Minis have been too inconvenient as a daily drive before or for the main family car. With the new Clubman and Countryman they are big enough. :)

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Mini means small, the family requirement should of been kept for the 3 and 5 series BMWs

The r50 and r53 are the only minis I will own.

mini means small not ****ing enormous

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Mini means small the family requirement should of been kept for the 3 and 5 series BMWs

The r50 and r53 are the only minis I will own.

mini means small not ****ing enormous

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Exactly. BMW have already made a mess of their car range with there "a car for everyone" approach, leave MINI alone. Stop making them bigger and rethink the new styling.
 

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Agreed in parts, just been out on the R52 soft top and it's more fun and chuckable than the new Clubman and the dash is tidier. Having said that for a small exec car you need the toys :)

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The F series minis are just rebodied BMW one series anyway and there is nothing mini about them apart from the badge ....

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And that's all it is. You only need to look at the R56 to see how pish a car it is....

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