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Old 06-22-2007, 08:07 PM
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Old 06-23-2007, 02:50 PM
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:20 PM
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Cool. I don't get the point though. Just an extended version of the Mini?
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:55 AM
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:19 PM
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I don't get the point though.

More room for our gang. I'm going to be taking a good long look when they come to our local dealer. I am concerned the extra length will spoil the handling.
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:47 AM
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So, it's only got the suicide door thing on one side? That little door needs to go especially if it's only on one side. It ruins the lines with that extra post. I've never seen twin rear wipers either. They look like bug antennas or something.

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Old 06-26-2007, 12:56 PM
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Pictures with rear tape removed

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Very nice proportions.
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:02 PM
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Love the blue. Hate the silver rear. I hope that's optional. It will be a shame if getting a white roof forces white around the rear doors. Notice the camera rig inside? Looks like someone is making a promo video.

Overall I'm still interested.
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:24 PM
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Meh. Don't like the two-tone treatment.

Really, it needs to have wood applique. :P
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:26 PM
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Meh. Don't like the two-tone treatment.

Really, it needs to have wood applique. :P
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I've never seen twin rear wipers either. They look like bug antennas or something.
Toyota Camry Wagon?

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Old 07-24-2007, 08:04 PM
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The contrasting rear treatment is standard... it will match the roof color, either silver or black (no white roof offered on the Clubman).
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:39 AM
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Do you know if a body colored roof and rear be available? I don't much care for the silver rear.

Black might be ok.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:37 PM
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Do you know if a body colored roof and rear be available? I don't much care for the silver rear.

Black might be ok.
not sure about the roof, but the rear treatment will ALWAYS be a contrasting color, and can not be ordered in body color.
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:01 AM
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I will try to keep an open mind until I can see one in person.
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:30 PM
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:53 PM
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I wonder if there will be market demand for this car?

It just doesn't make sense to me, but I am certainly not "everyman."

Who will buy this car?
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:56 PM
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:15 PM
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I'd consider it... my kids have outgrown the backseat in my Cooper S, and I was hoping for a 5 door BMW 135 to replace the MINI... maybe have to have another look at the Audi A3 now... the kids like the Scion xB... w/ a TRD supercharger kit.
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I guess the US launch of the Clubman means we'll never see the 135 hatch. .
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I'm okay with the backseat door on the curb side only... keeps the fuel filler in the right place. Dual rear wipers look dumb though.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:23 PM
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Roof can be body color. Rear will always be one of the two contrasting colors:

From the official press release:
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As an option the MINI Clubman is also available with the roof finished in body color, in which case only the C-pillars including the upper section of the bumpers are finished in contrasting Silver or Black.

For the US market --> No diesel. No brake energy regeneration. No Auto Start Stop.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:25 PM
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I wonder if there will be market demand for this car?

It just doesn't make sense to me, but I am certainly not "everyman."

Who will buy this car?
My coworker is excited about it... she likes MINIs (her son has one) but needs a little more room for her bicycle (and doesn't want to drive an SUV)...
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:30 PM
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For the US market --> No diesel. No brake energy regeneration. No Auto Start Stop.
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Although it will not be available on the US models at the time of launch, the Brake Energy Regeneration feature ensures that the output coming from the engine is converted primarily into drive power, with electricity being generated for the on-board network only when the engine's drive power is not in demand;
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The new Auto Start Stop feature on manual gearbox versions of the MINI Clubman also serves to improve efficiency by switching off the engine in idling situations. It is important to note that like MINI's Brake Energy Regeneration, this option will not be available for US models at the time of launch.
Soooo.... maybe not at launch, but sometime in the future... I realize I'm grasping at straws, but they may yet surprise us...
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:43 PM
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My coworker is excited about it... she likes MINIs (her son has one) but needs a little more room for her bicycle (and doesn't want to drive an SUV)...

We are very much in a similar situation. Getting a bike rack for a Miata is a pain. Great Dane in a Miata is possible but just plain nuts. (I'll try and get photos next time Debbie puts the Willow in the Miata)

I think there is about zero chance of the current diesel coming over. 0-60 > 10 seconds I'm fairly certain the AC stops cooling when the engine stops. Both of these just aren't going to fly in the US market. Too bad.

I'd never buy a Prius, but a Mini diesel I'd consider.
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:10 AM
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Meh. Don't like the two-tone treatment.

Really, it needs to have wood applique. :P


Looks better on older models, not newer
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:34 AM
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Looks better on older models, not newer
Careful now... keep up your "activities" and you'll be stylin' in a mini-van... and they DO come with wood grain!

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