VW Rabbit vs Cooper Mini: Unpimp the Rides

Posted on July 7, 2007. Filed under: Cars, Shopping |

I decided to get neither car. Instead, I opted for a larger and more practical hybrid. But I test drove the Cooper Mini in NYC yesterday. And it is one sweet little pussy wagon. To console myself for not having bought it (or the Rabbit), I’ve been watching these videos. Watch the heads of those dummies! Back and to the left. Back and to the left. It’s like watching the Zapruder film.

Snap! Ve just dropped it like it’s hot.

Unt now eet ees time to unpimp ze Rabbit:

Sheiss! Frau Bucher says ‘You got an “F”‘

Although the front of the Golf looks worse than the Mini, I think the Rabbit’s performance was the better of the two. If you notice, the head of the dummy in the Mini whips forward and hits the side of the car on impact.

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VW GTI or BMW Mini?

Posted on July 3, 2007. Filed under: Cars, Shopping |

I am trying to decide which new car to buy. I want a small car that gets good gas milage. Since I’ll be driving it every day, the way it looks is important to me. The other factor is cost. I’m not sure how much I want to spend. What are your experiences with these cars? Are they all they’re hyped up to be?

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