Originally Posted by Elphaba
One fact we can't escape is that there is no longer a short wheel base MINI, so none of the Fs will drive like a 'MINI ' as we knew it anymore. Choosing MINI will now be all about design and toys, as the track is now the same as any other hatch, and there is no real differentiator in handling. That's why I got my first MINI - having come from RWD little MX-5s I loved that the MINI still felt it was 'turning on a dime'.
Why should a car's size determine its handling?
I will be taken to task and shot at dawn for this no doubt
but I test drove the new ST Fiesta a few months ago which is nothing like a Mini to look at but......and it's a big but..............the handling on that car is nothing short of superb!!!