The Smart still not so smart

Here is a video review from Cnet for the 2011 Smart ForTwo. What was interesting was the inclusion of an automated manual transmission. What was expected was that it is still is quite bad. Perhaps that is why MINI has not gone the route of including an automated tranny.


Mini on MINI Action

Snapped this photo over the weekend of the new MINI Countryman with a classic Mini on the roof. It was parked in front of Patrick MINI in Schaumburg. I think the recent travels on a flatbed tow truck were to get it from the east coast to Chicagoland. Keep you eyes open as I think it might be making the rounds to a city near you.

FYI, it seems to just be a steel frame on posts that are welded to the roof structure that support this classic Mini.


And That's Why I Just Don't Bother

Sometimes internet commenters are just plain mean on Motoringfile. Some just take it too far thinking they can hide from being responsible and just lash out at other people. I used to love reading comments on Motoringfile four or five years ago because they were actually useful, entertaining, and/or smart. Now, just as on the forums over at NAM, it just is not fun anymore.

I will say that for some, comments/forums are still entertaining and useful at times. NAM is a great resource as is Motoringfile if you don't mind the occasional irrelevant comment. I just don't like wasting my time with this baby stuff by participating in comments or forum posts. That's why I reinforce Motoringfile's position and say, we ARE better than this.

Keep it positive people. Happy motoring!


MINI tattoo where? Ouch.

I don't remember seeing this headline on Motoringfile. Those crazy Germans. Enjoy.
link to video
Well, I guess Motoringfile did report on this a last week. Don't know how I missed this article.