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Mini puts the fun into driving

The Mini Cooper 1.6 should put the smile back on many motorists’ faces, writes Ferdia O’Dowd.

9th December, 2006

At last, it has arrived. F e w n e w c a r launches have followed such a high and prolonged degree of speculation as the BMW-owned Mini.

The best news first: the latest car is just as entertaining to drive as its predecessors. However, when it was driven extensively in the west of Ireland and then on a circuitous route back to Dublin, few onlookers realised that it was the new model. Designer...

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