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Old 06-02-2011, 10:57 AM
tagheuer tagheuer is offline
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ah, my "mistake"....the Mini Cooper and the Hyundai Elantra are in different classes, which is why BMW can claim the Cooper is so great on gas.

Technically that's correct, but that statement is very disingenious....

The Mini Cooper is classified as "Mini Compact" car.

There are plenty of cars, which in fact are larger and more powerful, that get better gas mileage (i.e. the VW Golf and Jetta, in the "Compact" category).

And, the Hyundai Elantra, for some reason is in the "Midsize" category...and IT gets better mileage than the Cooper too.

In light of this, the Cooper's fuel economy is nothing special at all, you can get a midsize car from Hyundai (still a compact car in my opinion and most others) with much more interior space, larger trunk and more power that still gets better mileage....

Sure, the Cooper DOES get great mileage, but there are at least three other cars which are larger that get better mileage....nice comparision EPA, and way to rely upon it BMW
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