MINIs at Paramount Kings Island

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 9:11 PM
Hey all,

Any MINI owners out there? If so, PKI is hosting an event for MINIs on the 18th of June to celebrate the recent opening of IJ:ST!

Info from PKI:

· First ride of the day on new ITALIAN JOB: Stunt Track

· Exclusive Ride Times in the evening on top park attractions, including the new ITALIAN JOB: Stunt Track

· MINIs on display throughout the park

· Free parking and a sectioned off MINI area of the parking lot to park in!

· See if you and your MINI are selected to be a part of The Parade of MINIs through the park at a selected time during the day

· Special MINI breakfast and dinner!

So if you've got a MINI, head out there for a day of fun! And even if you don't, come and see the spectacle!


Tuesday, June 7, 2005 10:07 PM
Now they just need to hire Mini Kiss to play the opening and it will be really sweet ;)
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 12:26 PM
I so want one of those cars. Don't know what it is about them that I like. Although after seeing them time trial in the parking lot on media day, I'm every bit impressed that those little things can really fly and handle well.
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 12:29 PM
The only problem with a MINI is that if you are in a freeway accident, you can kiss your *** goodbye. I wouldn't mind owning one myself, but they are pricey.
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 12:44 PM
The OTHER problem with the MINI's is the horrible reliability with them right now....
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 4:22 PM
You'd be suprised!! Do a Google search on 'MINI vs. F150'. In a head-on collision into a brick wall, the MINI driver would have been able to walk away with only a few scratches. The F150 driver, well, he wouldn't have had any legs left! And I know of a (true!) story where a MINI convertable flipped, the driver and passenger were able to walk away, and once the MINI was flipped back over, it was able to be driven home!

That was true with the teething pains of the '02s and early '03s. From '04 on, other than a few very minor problems like small rattles (they aren't Japenese cars after all!), they're relatively trouble free.


Wednesday, June 8, 2005 4:39 PM
You can catch PaulB11 at your local MINI dealership selling cars.

To me they look like clown cars. MINI's and VW bugs are two of the ugliest cars on the road.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 5:33 PM
Seriously though, their crash tests are really good. I test drove one when shopping for my car and as soon as I sat down I had a big smile on my face. It was just too small for my 6'1" arse.

Sounds like a really fun event!

*** Edited 6/8/2005 9:33:28 PM UTC by eightdotthree***

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 6:21 PM
I really love how different they are. No one on the road will mistake it for anything else. And Jeff, you're right, they are very nimble and quick, I was lucky enough to have a little test drive session if you will. (Know a guy for Ferrari)

I'd love to have one.

- Josh

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 6:38 PM
To be honest, I love mine!

I've had it about 7 months and have no problems. It is by far the closest thing I can imagine to having you're own coaster. Excellent acceleration, corners as tight as you dare take them, and about 34 mpg with all that.

The minor service issues I've had were quickly addressed by my local BMW/Mini dealership. They really believe in that car and are willing to do just about anything to keep people happy.

I'm in Cincinnati and will be at PKI with the car on the 18th!

*** Edited 6/8/2005 10:39:00 PM UTC by JamesB***


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