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imp Nov 10, 4:55am - #322360 
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Celi or Mini?

Granted, this will be a biased response, but I was wondering what you guys thought of the Mini Cooper compared to the Celica? How does it compare in price, excitement,etc. I love both cars, and still have a year or 2 until I will be able to buy either, so I'm just kickin ideas around, thanks

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SmutasticGT Nov 10, 4:58am - #322361 

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(correct me if im wrong but)mini's only have about 115 horses i believe...thought i wouldv been a lot faster
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GTaintsobad Nov 10, 5:02am - #322362 

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mini's are for girls, men shouldn't drive "cute" cars unless they're poor and have to, as it makes your testicals shrink (thats just something I heard) ... sorry to be blunt
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CelicaGTizzle Nov 10, 5:04am - #322363 

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Buying a Mini would be like buying a Beetle. It is a joke for any guy to do... The only thing worse you could do would be to buy the convertable verisions of either.

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ToiletPaper Nov 10, 5:04am - #322364 
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i would choose the celica over the mini.
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fonz182 Nov 10, 5:07am - #322365 

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Originally Posted by GTaintsobad

mini's are for girls, men shouldn't drive "cute" cars unless they're poor and have to, as it makes your testicals shrink (thats just something I heard) ... sorry to be blunt


i think it would be cool to get an old school mini cooper though
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imp Nov 10, 5:09am - #322366 
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No offense, but a lot of people consider the Celica a "cute girl's car" as well. Im just lookin for somethin good looking, and fun to drive, both cars seem to fit the bill

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GTaintsobad Nov 10, 5:20am - #322367 

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yeha, the old school mini's are cool - the modified rally ones are insane
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Joey Nov 10, 5:22am - #322368 

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i wouldn't mind having a cooper-s
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PnOy2nv Nov 10, 5:22am - #322369 

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celi all the way thumbsup...but the minis are cool
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2003cbgts Nov 10, 6:09am - #322370 

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no comparison.. celica all the way.. only good thing i see about minis is that dirk diggler drove one rofl rofl
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ragingpaseo Nov 10, 6:19am - #322371 
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the john cooper works ed. is quicker than GTS. i guess it's cute looking. confused not much else, it's extremely small, crash test sucks, reliability sucks really bad (still english made), and go kart feel... spineyes
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imp Nov 10, 6:32am - #322372 
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^^^ Didn't the Cooper beat the F-150 in crash tests? And I would assume reliability would be good,seeing how its made by BMW

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ragingpaseo Nov 10, 6:33am - #322373 
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^check consumer report...
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thE_laW Nov 10, 6:37am - #322374 

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man i would so rather have the cooper s works with the supercharger and just tune the crap outta the suspension, get that biotch in dark gray..noice

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jyboygenius Nov 10, 6:59am - #322375 
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I will tell you why you should choose the celica over the mini. I'll give some reasons, rather than ersponses. Bear in mind, I'm using the cooper S

-Celica is japanese, hence a general case of better reliability
-Wanna go out to the track?? Celica will win here. You put two capable FWD vehicles on the twisties, celica has better road holding abilities, acceleration and braking.
-MINI's are extremely hard to get hold of.
-180hp vs. 163hp. Who doeosn't love HP? (Note: it's got 156 lb-ft though frown)
-MINI is extremely light, so in adverse conditions, it'll be MORE prone than the celi to lose traction.
-Celica looks better, that's only IMHO.

There are a few reasons for the MINI though. A John Cooper Works Mini would be awesome. A car british in style, but german in execution. Choose wisely, you won't be dissappointed in either one.

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celicat23 Nov 10, 12:18pm - #322376 

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For sheer driving enjoyment, you'll have more fun with the go-cart handling of the mini than the celica. And if you think it looks a bit booring, there's allways...

http://www.amimotorsports.com/konigsedermini.htm

You have to sort out what you're after. A celica with exterior mods is more of a posers car than the mini, for sure. But if your only goal is to have something fun to drive, I'd go with the mini.
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jonnyess Nov 10, 12:48pm - #322377 

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Yes, you can definitely expect some bias on a Celica enthusiast's website. Having said that, (and please excuse the Starbucks-driven morning harshness) if you buy a Mini, you might as well wrap your genitalia in a pink bow. rofl grin

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celicadragon Nov 10, 2:47pm - #322378 

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are you kidding?? celica if your seriuos

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Akita Nov 10, 4:06pm - #322379 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
the john cooper works ed. is quicker than GTS. i guess it's cute looking. confused not much else, it's extremely small, crash test sucks, reliability sucks really bad (still english made), and go kart feel... spineyes


What's wrong with English made? cheeky bastard!!
The mini cooper S is a quick car, and it handles extremely well, personally don't really like the interior design that much but it is very well built..

BTW the new mini is a BMW, therefore German made, so ppppppfffffttt tongue
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ExNihilo Nov 10, 4:11pm - #322380 
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Basically, I would only get a Mini as a "fun" car, if money wasn't the object, and I could afford to continuously pour money into it to keep it maintained.

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ragingpaseo Nov 10, 4:11pm - #322381 
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^german engineering, but english made...
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stefanoc Nov 10, 4:14pm - #322382 

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i really like the mini. i cant compare it with the celica somehow, but i would have loved to buy one if i didnt get a celica. the car just looks cute and fun to drive, and not lot of ppl have it. and i thought that they did great on crash tests, actually outstanding.
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combatc87 Nov 10, 4:31pm - #322383 

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Originally Posted by celicat23
For sheer driving enjoyment, you'll have more fun with the go-cart handling of the mini than the celica. And if you think it looks a bit booring, there's allways...

http://www.amimotorsports.com/konigsedermini.htm

You have to sort out what you're after. A celica with exterior mods is more of a posers car than the mini, for sure. But if your only goal is to have something fun to drive, I'd go with the mini.


That Mini looks cool. I've got a friend who's got a Cooper S in Gunmetal (or whatever it's called). It's not bad looking. It definately follows Euro styling with the understated but refined looks. Problem is the car is heavier than the celica. I personally wouldn't buy one (I'm not that big on the Euro styling), but I'm sure it has a really nice feel to it. I used to drive a VW Cavrio; it had nice handling, very nimble, though severely underpowered and very feminine.

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ragingpaseo Nov 10, 4:34pm - #322384 
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Originally Posted by combatc87
and very feminine.

hehehehe... rofl
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combatc87 Nov 10, 4:44pm - #322385 

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Yeah, yeah, laugh it up (I know I did). It was my sister's car that was handed down to me. It was a good learning car, but it was Pearl Blue, making it look purple in the sun (pause for laughter)... But hey, free car. And, since I had not choice in the car, I guilted my dad into buying my Celica grin.

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Akita Nov 10, 5:55pm - #322387 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
^german engineering, but english made...


What's wrong with English made anyway? you never seen a Jaguar, Aston Martin, TVR, Lotus.. and most of the UK Toyotas are made here now I believe..
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gts2k Nov 10, 5:56pm - #322388 

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spaztikid Nov 10, 6:07pm - #322389 
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i wouldnt get either.
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BaTMaN_4 Nov 10, 6:17pm - #322390 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo

the john cooper works ed. is quicker than GTS. i guess it's cute looking. confused not much else, it's extremely small, crash test sucks, reliability sucks really bad (still english made), and go kart feel... spineyes


One of my good friends has one and their crash testing doesn't suck man, we were shooting a video on the freeway going 110mph and i made a hard right lane change from the inside lane attemting to get into the offramp (exit), when he did the same he lost control (has no downforce) and spun and rammed a Neon from behind (totaled the Neon) then he hit the middle embackment with his bumper (all this while im looking in my rear view eek), i pulled over and i see my friend walk out like nothing and goes to the Neon to see if the lady is fine, then i booked it because i figured people would say we were racing, which in the end they did and i was wanted by the cops for about a week until my friend said that he didnt know what car it was thumbsup Sooooo their crash testing doesn't suck, he still has it and feels like new, also he can keep up to a GTS and he is stock thumbsup

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isn't the handling on a mini supposed to be amazing?
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^^^Yeah, thats what I heard

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i like the mini but CELICA all the way hands down, and to the english dud, the toyota fabricks are just placed in britten its the same ass them in japan its not about place ment but about fabrick controll and standar. and the celica is not made in uk
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TaeMachine Nov 10, 8:37pm - #322395 
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A mini's and a celica's handling are both really good. It's proven on all the national-level autocross results.

At this point, I would get an 05 Mini with the LSD. It will kick the celica's ass.
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CelicaPrincess Nov 10, 10:22pm - #322396 
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Another plus about the mini is that it has a 4 year BMW warrantee thumbsup
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CelicaRacer05 Nov 10, 11:17pm - #322397 

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my friend has a mini cooper S, with yellow rims/wheels and green body, its pretty sick, upgraded turbo, intercooler, and reprogramed ecu, its fast, but really really low, i wouldnt think of puting a kit on it, or anything, a rwd model would rock though, but its quite expensive
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RevMonster Nov 10, 11:26pm - #322398 

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I'll be the only one here to not just say "Celica". I think it all depends on which model of each you're looking at.

If you want an auto, just get the Mini. Automatic Celica's are not that fun to drive. If you're looking at stick... would you be getting a Cooper or Cooper S, and a GT or GTS?

I think, in stick, it goes Cooper < Celi GT < Cooper S < Celi GTS

The Mini is a nice car... I don't care what the stereotypes say. If you don't need the space of the Celica, you might want to look at a Cooper S. thumbsup

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eddie_725 Nov 11, 1:17am - #322399 
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The celica and mini are closely match but the celica is just better

The mini weighs like 100-150 pounds more then celica but have good torque. thumbsup

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jyboygenius Nov 11, 3:43am - #322400 
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^^You're wrong. Mini's weight 2300 lbs stock. Celicas are 2500.

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combatc87 Nov 11, 5:37pm - #322401 

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i've seen that the Mini S is 2630

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QuickChick03gt Nov 11, 6:15pm - #322402 
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I think the mini is a cute car. I looked at them a few weeks ago i think the inside is sweet looking.
There was a cool cooper s there it was black with some gunmetal rims it looked sweet but it was really expensive.

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trdhondakiller Nov 11, 6:37pm - #322403 
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i'd like to have the s/c one. wut's the weight on those?
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ArumnDark Nov 11, 9:45pm - #322404 
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I heard that Mini's don't have to be brought in for regular service as often, but otherwise I haven't heard anything good. Go Celica wink

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