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Michael_X
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 6:12:27 PM

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On Mini Coopers.

I was shopping for a new(ish) car today. And I thought, okay. What the hell. I got in an unlocked Cooper and was actually pretty surprised. I liked it a lot too. I'm going tomorrow for a test drive.
MY QUESTION. Do you think it's gay for a young male to drive one? I honestly didn't think it was a big deal but a couple of my friends say its gay, some say they don't care. My gf's opinion is out the window. She says "I'm manly enough to drive one without looking gay"
I just want an honest opinion on what people think.

THanks

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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 6:15:11 PM

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I think if YOU like the car, who cares?
I think if you can AFFORD the car, that's even better!
nothing worse than a guy getting a big-assed truck/SUV and can't afford the insurance or the gas!
LadySharon
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 6:26:05 PM

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If you like the car, then go for it. Why do you care about what others think of you driving a Mini Cooper? They're not the ones driving it, you are. The only person's opinion that truly matters in the end is yours.

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secretjanedoe
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 6:26:09 PM

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To answer your question I think it depends, no its not gay for you to drive one, however, if its one of the 2011/12 versions than its a waste of money! The new ones are ugly. Get an older one like '09 or '10 they are way cuter. But on a different note, screw the mini! Go Golf TDI it's sexy as hell and gets great gas mileage plus I drive one so you know its awesome!


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Tyking85
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 8:23:58 PM

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Hey, honest opinion from a tool to another man, unless you look and act like Jason Statham you shouldn't own/drive a mini cooper. Anything with the word "mini" in it is not for a man. lol Its a big expense, and its not like you can bring it back if you don't like it. Its the 2nd biggest purchase you'll make. The fact that you need people's opinion should answer your question. If that wasn't the case, you would have already owned it. Don't get me wrong, its a great car, its just the perception people have of it. But i'm not saying to go buy a big truck to show you're a man. Just certain cars have certain perception. Look at getting the BMW 1 series, a little more money, but its got similar platforms.
Michael_X
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 5:20:53 PM

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I don't care what other people think. For now, the car would fit me fine. Just school, work, trainer on the side, and just getting around. It fits. I'd be fine with it and be happy.

I'm just asking what peoples general opinion is.

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Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 5:42:35 PM

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With parking spot sizes now adays, it's awesome. Get it decked out, they are very cool. If you're not going to hit the highway with it, don't worry about it.

Gay shmay, you have a girlfriend, do the guys who said it was gay have a girl or guy on their arm. You like, she likes. Have fun.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 6:20:14 PM

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I own two a '72 and an '06. The suggestion of gay never occurred to me, but I've never worried about my size or social standing.

I would wave if I saw you drive by.

DLizze
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 6:51:44 PM

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Alternatively, for about the same amount of money, you could get a REAL Austin Mini with the Cooper options, and save a bundle of insurance, by running it with Historic tags. In my experience BMW,and the BMW Mini in particular, are vasly over-rated. While the BMW Mini drives and handles nicely, is most assuredly NOT a Mini Cooper. IF you had ever driven a real Mini Cooper, you'd know that. ALso, the BMW Mini is just as likely to have things go wrong with it as its namesake, and that will cost just as much to repair. I am, to put it mildly, less than impressed with the BMW Mini. IF I were in the market for a small, sporty vehicle, and Hell-bent on having a new or newish one, I'd go for a Mazda Miata. It is a lot more car for the money. Of course, if you're worried about "badge image", then clearly you NEED to own a BMW.

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secretjanedoe
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 6:55:52 PM

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I just looked up the old minis ('72 and austin) they are so sick and bad ass looking screw the TDI go with one of those!

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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 7:20:23 PM

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My first car (well, one teh same - that's not the actual one)

I called him Boris LOL

Seriously I was brought up on Minis and could probably even now strip and rebuild one even now...

I know that the new Minis won't be quite the same, not so Gung Ho and great to work on, but they are a seriously cool wee car - I'd LOVE one!!
(my wee brother drives a new Beetle and it doesn't bother him! lol)

Oh, or you could go for one of teh giant Minis? (But maybe you'd be protesting too much??

secretjanedoe
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:33:30 PM

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I think the cooper coupe is pretty sexy. Look at the mini beast with its spoiler and shit. Oh snap!

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abygaleturner69
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:47:09 PM

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If you like it, buy it. I tend to do what pleases me (especially when it's my money) not what pleases others. That being said, is the car realistic to your lifestyle? A few years ago, I was going to buy a sports car that I wanted so badly... But I listened to my brother. At the time I was living in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, I would only be able to drive the car 8 months out of the year.... so... I bought a Jeep Sahara.

Mini's are sexy cars (driven by guys and girls, gay or not) and so are AM's... but what is realistic for you?

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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 9:28:10 PM

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Michael_X wrote:
On Mini Coopers.

I was shopping for a new(ish) car today. And I thought, okay. What the hell. I got in an unlocked Cooper and was actually pretty surprised. I liked it a lot too. I'm going tomorrow for a test drive.
MY QUESTION. Do you think it's gay for a young male to drive one? I honestly didn't think it was a big deal but a couple of my friends say its gay, some say they don't care. My gf's opinion is out the window. She says "I'm manly enough to drive one without looking gay"
I just want an honest opinion on what people think.

THanks


First off, I think you need different friends. Or more experience around people who might actually be gay, lesbian or 'gasp' bisexual.

Then you might realize that the slur you just tossed around twice, is fairly offensive.

But, what the hell do I know. I'm just some dude playing a dude, pretending to be another dude ... on the internet.

Get whatever turns you on and the hell with your envious, bigoted friends, I say.

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Nikki703
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:56:27 PM

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I am not really a fan of Mini's, although the one secretjanedoe posted looks kinda hot. But I never thought of them as being Gay.

If you like the car then get it. Dont worry about what others think. Should go for everything you do!!
sprite
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:36:51 PM

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i like them - they are cute. ah, and what WWM said.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 12:31:02 AM

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Mini Liking Spriteness wrote:
i like them - they are cute. ah, and what WWM said.


You know I used to think Minis were pretty cool...then I found out Sprite likes them...

Now I'm not so sure...dontknow


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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 3:41:31 AM

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I like the older style, and saw one like this last night.





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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 7:51:41 AM

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I have to admit that the word 'plonker' sprung to mind when I saw the question posed.

Some good comments above. Having never owned a Mini in any of its incarnations, I still remain an ardent fan of the car. If there still remains an element of doubt regarding the machismo element then simply rent/watch the 'Italian Job' (both versions) or the Bourne Identity. The cars are amazing.....

better yet....

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or

Italian Job Tribute

but my fave is still the 1969 versions of the Minis ... indulge me
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 8:03:20 AM

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To tell you the truth I didn't know that a Mini Cooper fit the gay stereotype. I did know that the PT Cruiser did. So maybe it depends where you live. And I wouldn't worry about it. Your friends know who and what you are, and most people of substance don't really dwell on those stereotypical images anyhow.

If you do get the Mini Cooper, toss out all your metrosexual clothes and and get an obviously straight guy haircut. Install a gunrack in the Cooper and get an NRA bumper sticker. haha

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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 8:14:39 AM

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it's not gay if you put a small block chevy engine in it.
DLizze
Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 9:00:20 AM

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cathy22 wrote:
it's not gay if you put a small block chevy engine in it.


But if you do, there won't be any room for either a driver or a passenger; it will have to be turned into a radio-controlled drone car.
Best alternative location I have ever seen for a small block Chevy mill was in a "big" Healey. That car ran like a scalded cat. It ploughed like a country mule, though, and gave a whole new meaning to the term "understeer". :-)

@ secretjane - The spoiler looks interesting, but can the car actually go fast enough for it to make any real difference? Those things don't do much to improve handling below about 100 MPH. Back in the late seventies, when my boss was racing a BMW 2002, we discovered the most effective body modification was the addition of an air dam, and ground effect pieces along the undercarriage between the wheels. Even after we did that, we discovered the addition of a spoiler to improve high speed handling wasn't worth the tradeoff of increased drag at lower speeds.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 9:14:23 AM

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I don't think it's gay at all. And even if it is; it's your car and why should you care what other people think? Your gf is clearly convinced that you're straight so that's all that matters really.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 10:17:40 AM

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The BMW Mini is an oxymoron, it's just too darn big to be called a "mini". "Maxi" would be a better term, but to answer the original question, no it's not gay for a man to wanna drive one. Looking back to the days of the old mini, it was an icon in it's day and was driven by plenty of manly men, rally drivers for one, Mr Bean drove one too, though he's not particularly manly. I'm not a fan of the BMW Mini, but if you like it, go for it, I just think you'd be better with a proper old skool Mini.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 8:01:47 PM

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I don't think they are gay. Personally, I don't care for those kind of cars, but if you like it, then go for it! I don't see why your friends are making such a big deal. It's only a car, and you will get the opportunity to exchange cars.
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