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Road Trip in Cooper S

Discussion in 'General Car Stuff or non-Zed Specific Stuff' started by Mr-P, May 11, 2014.

  1. Mr-P

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    Well I have just got back from a 1915 mile road trip in the Mini Cooper S.

    Things I liked :-

    French Roads - less traffic and great road surfaces compared to ours.
    Sea food was amazing - as we stayed just short of Mont St. Michel
    Mini returned 37.4 MPG for the overall trip.

    Things I didn't like :_

    The French using bumpers for parking assistance, Mini came back with a slight scratch it didn't go with. All I know is it was a grey car from the paint left on my rear bumper.
    Belgium drivers proved again they are the worst in Europe.

    Below a picture of the Cooper with Mont St. Michel as a back drop at night.

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    How did you find it comfort wise? I was amazed how comfy my Cooper was on long journeys, and yours must have soaked those miles up nicely.
     
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    Sounds and looks like you had a good trip.
    I have not been in France for a while now but the road from the Belgium border to Calais used to be awful and there are some bad roads in Belgium too.
    The motorway at the Dutch-Belgium border always makes me laugh.
    It is a sort of 'no mans land'
     
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    Comfort wise it was great even with modified suspension, was even ok with it fully loaded with the rear seats down so I could get all the kit in.