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View Poll Results: which is a better car for wifey?
Mini Cooper 44 47.83%
Audi A3 45 48.91%
other (explain) 3 3.26%
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      10-06-2009, 11:34 AM   #45
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Just get what your wife wants...

If she want an apple, get her an apple...

You don't show up one day with oranges and expect her to jump for joy and kiss you...
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Be a good husband and get her the mini
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She likes the Mini. Get her the Mini.
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If its her car and shes driving it everyday, why would you get her an A3 if she likes the MINI?
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      10-06-2009, 01:19 PM   #46
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I also agree with getting what she wants.

You have your car, she has hers.
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      10-06-2009, 01:41 PM   #47
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my simple answer is safety and practicality. the A3 will be better for when we do pop out a few little ones too!
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      10-06-2009, 03:32 PM   #48
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I would say none of them.

infiniti ex35. power, luxury, style more so than the a3/mini and designed from the ground up for women.

you will thank me because one extra thing the ex35 has is higher ground clearance and easier to sit as you don't have to lower your body down to get in the car. in the long run, it will take a toll on your wife. not to mention top notch reliability and electronic.
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I like it...but that's a no go for wifey...she is from china...therefore she wants nothing from japan lol
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Get her a Clubman S, very fun car. The A3 is nice but isn't anything special. I actually had more fun test driving a Cooper S than I did in a 135i convertible. Yes its alot slower but there was just something about the Mini that was so fun. My wife would love one too but she is stuck with the main family hauler.
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I like it...but that's a no go for wifey...she is from china...therefore she wants nothing from japan lol
in that case, cooper S.

She is racist. j/k
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in that case, cooper S.

She is racist. j/k
haha...sometimes I really think so...but I see her watching jp tv and listening to their music so I get confused lol
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haha...sometimes I really think so...but I see her watching jp tv and listening to their music so I get confused lol
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Can I throw another very recent addition worth consideration.

2010 VW Polo GTI

I've seen photos of it and it actually looks more muscular than the Golf GTI and I bet it will be even better to drive with 200hp and very little weight to pull around. For those interested in something even wilder there will be a CUP version with (wait for it) 280hp from it's 1.4TSI (supercharge+turbo combined), that's 200hp/L.

Not for the faint-hearted.
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randomquickness -- what is your budget? are you buying or leasing?
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      10-08-2009, 11:05 PM   #56
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I'd like to keep it under 20k. I'm looking at roughly 06 year models
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      10-08-2009, 11:44 PM   #57
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Wow! When I voted for A3 it only had 2 votes including mine vs. 20 or so for the mini. What happened?!
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      10-09-2009, 12:51 PM   #58
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haha, I guess people were afraid to put a VAG product over the mini on a bimmer forum. now look which one is winning HAHAHA!
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I went ahead and picked up a 2010 Mini. Base model Chile Red with white roof, mirrors, and bonnet stripes plus: automatic trans, arm rest, sport seats, and bluetooth/ipod adapter. I was going to buy a used one but when they offered me 2.9% APR on a new one I couldn't refuse. Looks like wifey is gonna have one awesome Christmas! I'm taking her to pick it up on Monday and the dealership is gonna have a big bow on it when we get there.
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Congrats to you and your wife on the new Mini!
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thanks! it's on tomorrow! be afraid! jk
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thanks! it's on tomorrow! be afraid! jk
I was born for this baby.
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