Pick of the Day: 1992 Rover Mini

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Pick of the Day: 1992 Rover Mini

Due to excessive viewings of the “Italian Job” (both the original and the remake), I’ve developed a taste for Mini Coopers. I drive a 2015 Mini and I aspire to get a classic one, but I have less-than-stellar coordination. This lack of coordination isn’t an issue when driving an automatic: put it in drive, press the gas and point the car in the direction you want to go. My dad described driving an automatic as “point and click,” and I agree with this sentiment.

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1992 Rover Mini

I can drive a manual transmission, but there won’t be any heel and toe dance, plus I might damage the clutch slightly during normal driving. Without a grading curve, I consider myself a B- manual transmission driver and if I had to pilot a right-hand drive car, I can imagine that I would be in the D+ range. Cs get degrees but low grades lead to a fried clutch. Of course, a vintage Mini that was converted to a left-hand drive configuration will cure any misgivings I have about driving a standard with my opposite hand.

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