What kind of hell is this? Please stop.
I think it's pretty simple.Not sure where all the hate is coming from
I still think you’re missing the point of the concept, its not a driving experience car...it’s got a complete different purpose, filling a market which surely huge in the future (autonomous vehicles and shared mobility). Nothing to do with our MINI hatches.I think it's pretty simple.
Let's talk about what defines a MINI. What did make me or you choose this car instead of the other one? Why didn't we get some Toyota or Skoda?
For me, first and foremost it's driving experience aka "fun to drive". The handling, throttle and steering response, overall nimbleness. In Russia \ Belarus the dealers don't offer many of the fun cars you can get in EU or US. There's no Civic Type-R, there's no Focus ST, there's no Megane RS. And it turns out there's NO OTHER car that can give you the same driving experience for 32.000$ as the JCW. Ok, even in EU\US the MINI is a solid competitor to other hot hatches.
Second, it's about the looks, the design. MINI has a very distinguishable design among other cars. It's fun but doesn't look like a toy at the same time.
Take both away and what remains of MINI?