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I went out to lunch today and next to my 09 CTS was the new Mini Cooper that still had the window sticker. The sticker had a MSRP of 32,800.00 :eek:
I looked at my CTS and then looked at the MINI and I said to myself "why would anyone pay 32K for that turd? I paid less than that for my 09 CTS and it's SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much nicer and you get so much more for the $$.
It made me realize that I got so much more car for the $$. I love my CTS. :thumbsup:
 

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Yeah but your CTS doesn't come with a speedometer so large it attracts asteroids that pass near Earth's orbit . . . :eek:


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They do pay dearly for those Mini Cooper's, however they do hold their value and do very well in the resale market. They have a large, well established fan base. I gotta admit it....they are damn cute car's. I like the new Mini 'S' Clubman.

Certainly no comparison to the CTS, but then they weren't meant to be.
 

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Well, I also like the Cooper and am glad that we have so many cars out there that can appeal in such a variety of ways. I am not in the crosshairs of the Cooper's marketing mavens but still admire the car for what it is.

At the end of the day, though, I agree that a CTS is more car and more car for the money.
 

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Well, I guess there is no accounting for taste. Our family owns an '08 CTS and an '05 MINI Cooper. Each of these cars always causes me to turn my head and stare. Can't say that for many other makes/models these days. I can also tell you that the MINI is a blast to drive. If you enjoyed driving a go kart as a kid, driving a MINI as an adult is the next best thing. Sure you can configure lots of options and spend a lot of $$$, but base MINIs start at $19,000 and with 35 MPG, it's actually a pretty economical car.
 

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I have heard that the mini coopers have tons of problems, resulting from poor quality materials. Sorry, but I cannot be specific.
 

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I would buy a mini Cooper only if they included a spoon with the vehicle. EMTs can use it to pick me up after a serious accident.

For every 500 lbs you lop off a car, your chance of serious injury increases by 20%. Published by ins statistics. Ergo, I drive nothing smaller than a Buick Century or a Taurus.
 

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Before I purchased my 09 CTS, I looked at the BMW 1 & 3 series, and the MB C class.
I did a lot of research and spoke to many of my friends who own BMW & MB's.
Most said they would not buy another German car since they had so many problems. If you go on the MB forums most of the topics are about their issues. MB rates at the bottom in reliability. I waited many years for the American auto industry to build a car that I wanted to buy and they finally did "the CTS". For the most part I owned Japanese cars but it feels good to own one of America's best cars. :patriot:
 
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