Ummm, at the risk of being chastised by the "anti-everyothercarexceptMINIbrigade", which particular Model Alfa Romeo, and MG did they put the Cooper up against??.batemano said:Did anyone see the Cooper on Driven last night? I missed it, but I just read on the 4car website that it beat the Alfa and the MG easily on the test track. Nice one Mini!
Thanks for that. Strange to compare it with the MGF don't you think. The MGF here is the mid engined two seater. Is that the same one ?Red & White Cooper 2 said:Standard (i.e. non-chili) Cooper compared with 1.6 MGF and 1.6 Alfa 146 (i.e the Focus sized hatchback).
For those in the UK who missed the programme it is repeated on Sunday afternoon.
Good one. Thanks for that. Being away from the uk for so long, I miss out on knowing where all the good motoring links are. Never seen this one come up on my search engine, as whatever you might think, search engines from different countries are a little biased.Redhotmini said:
I missed the very start of the show, did they do a real life 0-60 test? because at the point when the mini and the alfa sprinted away together the commentator stated that they had an identical 0-60 time of 10.6 seconds! I thought it felt slow when idrove the mini cooper but not that slow.Sirobbo said:Hmmm,
The Mini and Alfa left 20 seconds before the MG on the track but then again the MG was driven by Jason Plato, the current British Touring Car Champion.
It was a typical Driven test IMHO. Not subjective but easy to watch. At one point they amazed me by getting more boxes of wine in the Alfa than the Mini or MG!!
I was expecting them to then tell me that the MG only had two seats and a roof that can fold down thus making it less than ideal as a family car.
I think the peugeot couldn't have been trying. The Cooper feels quite slow to me-nothing like a hot hatch at all.I am currently driving an mr2 turbo mind you so maybe thats why it feels so slow.However I drove a T sport Yaris which is supposed to have a similar 0-60 but it felt much quicker than the Cooper.I've decided to go for the Cooper s because I don't think I could live with reving the Cooper to 5000 rpm just to get some response out of it. Do'nt get me wrong the car is superb but why tart it up with alloy wheels and go faster stripes when it is clearly not in the performance league of modern hot hatches.MiniMayhem said:. The Cooper overall certainly felt much livelier than the Alfa and was well up to keeping up with hot hatches (eg. Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi) on the motorway though I wasn't going to indulge in any racing(!)