I spotted a white UP Gti coming down Craig side on to the prom in Llandudno today on a local CY plate thought it might of been the legend that is Llandudnoboy but it had been raining so couldn’t of been him lol.
Yes, Mini’s are a very common sight, we seem to have a certain exclusivity partly due to VW suspending and then resuming orders.The first one i noticed was last year in White coming out of a side road in Wilmslow. Then some time later there were two both at classic car shows one in silver and one in red. Then the white one i test drove and now my car in red.
I have never seen one on the road in my town Manchester,unlike the Mini when sometimes i am sure every other car on the road is a Mini. Tescos car park looks like a MIni dealers car park.
Of course some would say you see loads of Minis because they are so good and you dont see any UP GTIs because they are no good. Thank goodness we know better.
Let the sheep stick to their Minis. We know which is the best car and we love our exclusive UP GTIs.
I’ve done about 150 miles in a Mini Cooper, predictably they drive like a mini BMW, from my viewpoint it was let down by the ride (even though it had the runflats deleted) and the seats were too firm compounding the semi-stiff ride. Went ok, was well built and had a nice chunky feel.Did you see the programme on the tv some time ago ASH from the Mini factory with James May showing how the car is made? It was very good.
I must admit i was tempted to be one of the sheep and test drove a few Mini Coopers. They drove well but i thought they were too expensive like for like year for year compared to the UP GTI or even the Aygo.
I am happy i went for the UP GTI. It looks good,drives nice and smooth,goes like a rocket ship when you put your foot down,gets good MPG and has nice features such as heated seats and cruise control.Its a great car.
Sorry - I’ve diluted the rarity that bit more today. 😂The first was a Red one coming towards me on the road. We waved to each other. It took me back to the days of my MGB, and Spitfire when all drivers of these cars waved.
Wow the UP GTI is getting too popular. We cant have that can we. I want my car to stay exclusive and rare.