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Old Jul 25th 2013, 6:15 am
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I saw a mini a couple weeks ago on the freeway, super super nice, with the Union Jack not just on the roof but down the sides hood (bonnet? ) and back too. It was awesome.

Looked teenie around all those lorries and suvs, but awesome.

Sure they won't get blown away on the Mackinac?

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Old Jul 25th 2013, 8:03 am
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Looks like the British built ford transit van is now a thing of the past.
Goodbye Southampton, hello Turkey
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Old Jul 25th 2013, 9:43 am
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Looks like the British built Ford Transit van is now a thing of the past.
Goodbye Southampton, hello Turkey.
I thought that the British built Transit was "done" at least a year ago, if not two.
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Old Jul 31st 2013, 3:51 am
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Been driving a newer Lacrosse recently. It makes me feel old, and I usually drive a Grand Marquis!

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Old Jul 31st 2013, 4:22 am
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Been driving a newer Lacrosse recently. It makes me feel old, and I usually drive a Grand Marquis! ......
Go start a "Let's talk about sofas" thread if that's the best you can do!
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Old Jul 31st 2013, 5:16 am
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Hey now, May's on my side

After I get the upgraded police suspension on the big Marquis (next week! KYBs, bigger sway bars etc) you'd be surprised. The entire suspension platformwide was revised in 03 after Ford learned lessons on weight savings on the all aluminum Jag. A very large aluminum crossmember runs from one side of the front to the other, with solid steel upper control arms and cast aluminum spindles and lower control arms, coil over shocks. It also serves as the engine cradle. Also goodbye to recirculating ball steering, hello rack and pinion Live rear axle yes, but with a watts link. The rear still does shift in high speed corners though.

Heck I checked out a euro spec GTI a couple years ago and it had stamped steel lower control arms. Of course it doesn't weigh 10 tons either

See, a Grand Marquis is the same as a big Jag, and better than a GTI lol!

OK, I'll stop now

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See, a Grand Marquis is the same as a big Jag
Damp rear carpets?
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Damp rear carpets?
And virtually worthless after six years!
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LOL! Though with Panthers the waters' on the front carpet. 'Forward' progress? Pulaski that's why I buy them 6 years old

I can't believe I had to say it no longer has recirc ball steering - in 2003! SUPER high tech stuff there.

Here's a hilarious take on the Beetle:

http://jalopnik.com/5660233/i-steppe...asons-it-sucks

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LOL! Though with Panthers the waters' on the front carpet. 'Forward' progress? Pulaski that's why I buy them 6 years old

I can't believe I had to say it no longer has recirc ball steering - in 2003! SUPER high tech stuff there.

Here's a hilarious take on the Beetle:

http://jalopnik.com/5660233/i-steppe...asons-it-sucks

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Funny stuff. But they are not really THAT bad. Tons of them driving around down here.
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Managed to liberate the mini. It turned out its a 1974 mini 1000, its great condition needs a new battery and all of its fluids changed and a new set of tyres.

Here it is getting its first wash in 7 years
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Old Aug 6th 2013, 2:53 pm
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Managed to liberate the mini. It turned out its a 1974 mini 1000, its great condition needs a new battery and all of its fluids changed and a new set of tyres.

Here it is getting its first wash in 7 years
Congratulations! It sounds from what you said, and looks from the picture, to be in pretty good shape.
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Managed to liberate the mini. It turned out its a 1974 mini 1000, its great condition needs a new battery and all of its fluids changed and a new set of tyres.

Here it is getting its first wash in 7 years
Cute. I'm always surprised how many old mini's are running around Lima. All in good shape too.
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Nice looking Mini you have there, congrats!
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Cool! Like the rally lights.

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