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I've always loved MINIs since my dad came home in one after work in 1972 but I've never owned one till now.
I really like almost all of our car and have only the minorest of gripes.
I think the SE designers failed with 2 things.
1. Ride height - treat us like adults and let us decide how we traverse speed bumps - I get that the battery is right under there but it would look sooo much better if it was 30mm lower.
2. The rear apron looks awful - I submit my evidence below of how they should have done it.

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I guess styling is also personal choice. The Leaf styling works with the rest of the car. Putting it on a Mini wouldn’t work in my opinion… and would no longer look like the Mini retro styling
To each thier own for sure. I just feel that the price we pay here in Oz is a premium one but those couple of things let it down.
For sure I could pay to lower it (my wife won't let me) but the rear valance feels cheap and there is no easy way to fix it. It looks like the designers grandad dropped in to see him and did the rear design 🤭
The leaf one looks good on the leaf wasn't suggesting it would look good on the SE but if nissan can do a sporty looking one on the leaf then MINI could have too.
Here's my better idea that wouldn't have cost them any more to make could increase range (aero and all that) and might even reduce the dust pickup on the rear as well. I might start a crowd funding page to get an aftermarket one made 🤔 anyone got a free wind tunnel I can use?

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At least it looks awesome from every other angle, I just need to get the missus to back into the garage 😃
 
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