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This was legitimately on my Reddit front page just now:

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It's a four year old i30 gearbox :o

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This was legitimately on my Reddit front page just now:

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It's a four year old i30 gearbox :o


Hearthly, can you set a reminder for four years from now to give us an update on how your i30s gearbox is going please.

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Look at the collection of iron filings it's made!

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Reddit says that's a first gen Hyundai attempt at a CVT so not really the same as a standard manual gearbox in a brand new Hyundai.

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Reddit says that's a first gen Hyundai attempt at a CVT so not really the same as a standard manual gearbox in a brand new Hyundai.

I wouldn’t worry. The chances you’ll see what it looks like at four years old are so infinitesimal they’re practically zero.

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I'm so glad I'm no longer the butt of all of these jokes.

It was threatening to be me for a while, too. Luckily most of the time I changed my car is because it died.

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They didn’t die, you gave up on them :'(

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I30N in the plate, the car is an I30N!

I30-MANX was also available, but that was £7500.

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Oh right, I sort of get it now. If I squint.

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The number plate is what he will be shouting when the gearbox dies.

"Come on I30N!"

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Rear silencer fell off yesterday! Heard a dragging sound on my way to softball, so stopped and had a look. Exhaust was dragging on the ground, so turned around and slowly drove home. Getting up onto the drive the dragging sound stopped… got out and had a look, the back box had fallen off entirely.

Garage pricing me a new one up as we speak. I’m just glad this didn’t happen last weekend when I put 400 miles on it around London…

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£305 all in and it’s being done on Friday! I was expecting worse tbh.

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Mini have launched a 306bhp version of the Countryman and Clubman John Cooper Works.
Starts from about £26k with 4WD and a decent spec, and it looks brilliant.
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I just don’t like any Minis made after about 2010ish. The normal 3 door has got too big and there are hundreds of really ugly variants.

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There was a lovely black convertible Ferrari on Albert Dock today. Looked brilliant. Last week I also saw the Lamborghini SUV, which is quite the thing. Bloody marvellous.

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Mr Chonks wrote:
I just don’t like any Minis made after about 2010ish. The normal 3 door has got too big and there are hundreds of really ugly variants.


For me, the Mk3 was when it got large enough to be my main car.
I do think the Mk1 is the purest modern Mini though, and they are ageing brilliantly.
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I would absolutely love one, but not as my main car. As you say, they’re too small.

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I would absolutely love one, but not as my main car. As you say, they’re too small.


A friend had one when they were still quite new, and I fitted an aftermarket cd changer in the boot for her. I’m sure it reduced the luggage capacity by about 50%.


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I just don’t like any Minis made after about 2010ish. The normal 3 door has got too big and there are hundreds of really ugly variants.


You appear to have written 1998 wrong.

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I just don’t like any Minis made after about 2010ish. The normal 3 door has got too big and there are hundreds of really ugly variants.


You appear to have written 1998 wrong.

The first new Mini was fantastic I think. Much bigger than the original but still had the charm. They’ve just gone very wrong now.

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Okay. Your beard is stupid. We all have opinions.

Ad hominem. He did an ad hominem!

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My first car was a Mini. Of the 1963 variety. I loved it, but I was 17. I’d like to drive one again, but I suspect I wouldn’t love it much anymore

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My first car was a Mini. Of the 1963 variety. I loved it, but I was 17. I’d like to drive one again, but I suspect I wouldn’t love it much anymore

I think you might though, they're incredibly good fun to drive. Not something you want to live with day to day but you should get one for weekend warrioring.


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They are like a go-kart. Very heavy steering but stick to the road.

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I had a 2006 Mini Cooper S convertible. It was amazing to drive, even with the typical convertible "shake", but the rear visibility with the roof up was fucking appalling (so much so that driving test centres banned people from using them for their tests)

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They are like a go-kart. Very heavy steering but stick to the road.

Tell that to Marc Bolan.

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They are like a go-kart. Very heavy steering but stick to the road.

Tell that to Marc Bolan.

I had to Google this just now as I thought you meant Marc Bolan died go-karting, and wondered how on Earth I’d not heard that before.

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Tell that to Marc Bolan.

I used to occasionally walk my dog past where he died when I lived in Putney. It was always marked with flowers, cards, and other such memorials.


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They are like a go-kart. Very heavy steering but stick to the road.

Tell that to Marc Bolan.

I had to Google this just now as I thought you meant Marc Bolan died go-karting, and wondered how on Earth I’d not heard that before.

He fell off his white swan when someone banged a gong.

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Tell that to Marc Bolan.

I used to occasionally walk my dog past where he died when I lived in Putney. It was always marked with flowers, cards, and other such memorials.


Did he end up in the lake?

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Tell that to Marc Bolan.

I used to occasionally walk my dog past where he died when I lived in Putney. It was always marked with flowers, cards, and other such memorials.


There's a memorial like this down the road from me. Now, if I were to die in such a horrific car crash, I don't think I'd like to be remembered on the side of the road where I died...


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Ok, we'll do it on the opposite side.

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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Tell that to Marc Bolan.

I used to occasionally walk my dog past where he died when I lived in Putney. It was always marked with flowers, cards, and other such memorials.


Used that road as a cut through a couple of times when Lady T was at roehampton uni and I had a car


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