Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by JosephRawr, Oct 1, 2009.
Which one is better?
In what way.? That's like asking "Smart car or Suburban? which is better?"
What do you want in a car?
Mini advantages -
-Front seat space. You wouldn't know it but it's a lot better than a 3-series
-Cargo area: Fold down seats and hatchback FTW. We fit all 4 MCS 17" wheels and tires in the back.
-Steering response: Incredible. No flack in this car whatsoever
-Turning Radius: Flip a bitch anywhere/anytime.
-Price is a lot cheaper than a 3 series
Mini Disadvantages -
-Ride quality: it's pretty freakin stiff. I like it like that but most don't.
-Low on power. I heard the turbo ones are much better but the s/c ones were pretty slow.
-Understeer: If you push the car understeer will rear it's ugly head reallly quick.
3-series (I'm guessing 328) advantages -
-Much better powerband than the mini (excluding the turbo mini as I've never driven one so I can't comment)
-Interior quality: The mini's is good for it's segment, but it can't hold a candle to the BMW.
-Overall handling characteristics: just a much more balanced car. May not have the crazy steering ratio the mini has but it still has awesome steering.
-Many more options available than the mini
-Low on cargo room
Parking lot AutoX?
Driving with a blue tooth ear piece in?
Added some stuff.