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17 07, 2018

Mini 2019 Launch Review in Melbourne Australia

By |2019-06-29T17:13:19+10:00July 17th, 2018|Car Reviews by Brand, City Car, Local Launch Reviews, Mini Reviews|0 Comments

Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis, CBE, FRS, RD designed the first Mini released 1959. Alec Issigonis wanted an affordable city car that could take a family and all their stuff, and it was tiny. Sales were slow until pop stars and royalty made it a 60’s icon. It had to be cheap to run, fun to drive, and easy [...]

13 03, 2017

Mini launches the all-new Countryman

By |2017-03-13T10:00:30+10:00March 13th, 2017|AWD, Car Reviews by Brand, Mini Reviews, SUV|0 Comments

All-new MINI Countryman completes the MINI range Range features a wide variety of drivetrain options: two- or all-wheel drive, petrol and diesel options with automatic transmission as standard Advanced standard safety suite includes Active Cruise Control, AEB, forward collision warning, park distance control and speed limit info fitted range-wide Reversing camera, auto tailgate, dual-zone climate control, comfort access, through-loading luggage [...]

30 08, 2016

Mr Mini Takes His Top Off

By |2017-03-10T14:19:30+10:00August 30th, 2016|GayCarBoys Gay Car of the Year, Mini Reviews|0 Comments

    We sent Brent Davison to cover the Mini Convertible Australian launch. You can read about it here. I like the look of Mini very much. There is just enough of the “classic Mini” to evoke the memory of a carefree flower-power summer without being merely a hollow pastiche. In many ways, the 2016 models are exactly what the [...]

27 04, 2016

MINI CONVERTIBLE: Still a Gay Icon, Still Cool

By |2019-06-30T16:14:38+10:00April 27th, 2016|Car Reviews by Brand, Convertibles, Gay cars fit for a queen?, Mini Reviews|1 Comment

  Forget expensive Italian and German sports cars, says Brent Davison, because Mini’s latest Convertible makes standing-out in the crowd a relatively inexpensive exercise that doesn’t diminish the fun factor. HIS NAME WAS WRITTEN proudly in that kind of brash, bold script a young man might use. “Cooper S” it said in a manner designed to capture the attention in [...]

21 10, 2015

Mini ONE: a de-featured entry level city car we needed, but be careful what you ask for.

By |2017-03-10T14:29:28+10:00October 21st, 2015|Mini Reviews|0 Comments

    Yes Yes Yes oh YES: looks, heritage, nice cornering, build quality Oh dear me no: expensive, choppy ride, too few features, long options list, very noisy tyres. Pricing is: 5 door $29,712 and 3 door $28,579 on-Road in NSW for the 6 speed manual, auto adds $2350. Engine/trans: 3 cyl turbo petrol, 71kw/180Nm, 6 sp man/auto, Fuel cons: [...]

29 01, 2015

Mini Countryman Cooper S: Good Enough For Dakar, Good Enough For Me

By |2017-03-10T14:39:04+10:00January 29th, 2015|4WD, Classic cars, Gay cars fit for a queen?, Hot Hatch, Mini Reviews, SUV|0 Comments

    Yes Yes Yes oh YES! Pert and cute, comfy, economical, classic Oh dear me no: Options options options options, firm ride OK, the Dakar model is enhanced to within an inch of its life, but it’s still a Mini. BMW want you to think of Mini as “young, hip and fun”, and for a change, the marketing matches [...]

20 07, 2011

Gay Icons: The mini, 50 years young. New Countryman, the best thing since, well, the old Countryman

By |2017-03-10T15:23:00+10:00July 20th, 2011|BMW Reviews, Executive Saloons, Gay cars fit for a queen?, Mini Reviews|4 Comments

  Ah the 60’s. a time of enduring classics, sexual freedom and Woodstock. It has been said that if you remember the 60’s, you weren’t really there, but plenty of evidence remains today to elicit a misty-eyed response from all but the Gen-Y-bothers. Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton were fashion’s face of the 60’s. They both regularly modelled Mary Quant’s famous [...]

14 06, 2011

The Hot Hatch Hoedown: Mini JCW, Honda Civic Type R and VW Polo GTi

By |2019-06-29T18:15:44+10:00June 14th, 2011|BMW Reviews, Comparrisons, Coupes, Gay cars fit for a queen?, Honda Reviews, Mini Reviews, VW Reviews|3 Comments

The hot-hatch niche is chockers with Shockers, but some are truly tasty and here are three tasty titbits. For those who have read my stories in the past will know I loathe non-existent suspension that has the merest few millimetres of travel. It is almost always coupled with tyres that are nothing more than smears of  expensive rubber on even [...]

25 05, 2011

Road Deaths: Education NOT Cameras save lives. Speed doesn’t kill, lack of driver education does.

By |2019-06-29T18:14:50+10:00May 25th, 2011|BMW Reviews, Gay Car News, Holden Reviews, Honda Reviews, Jaguar Reviews, Lexus Reviews, Mini Reviews, Mitsubishi Reviews, Peugeot Reviews, SAAB Reviews, SUV, SUV Large, SUV Medium, SUV Small, Toyota Reviews, UTE, Volvo Reviews, VW Reviews|3 Comments

For years we have wondered if speed cameras actually do anything to lower our road deaths. Here is a graph you might find interesting. The countries with the lowest death tolls are the ones with the highest driver education standards. Interestingly some of the countries with the lowest death tolls have the highest speed limits. Germany is a case in [...]

13 05, 2011

Top Tip 6: The Test Drive, make it a LONG one. If the salesman is cute, take him with you…

By |2019-06-29T18:15:06+10:00May 13th, 2011|BMW Reviews, Convertibles, Holden Reviews, Honda Reviews, Jaguar Reviews, Lexus Reviews, Mini Reviews, Mitsubishi Reviews, Peugeot Reviews, SAAB Reviews, SUV, SUV Large, SUV Medium, SUV Small, Top Tips, Toyota Reviews, UTE, Volvo Reviews, VW Reviews|0 Comments

You selected a few cars and you want to make sure it’s the right choice. Chances are you’ll be living with this choice for 3 to 5 years at least. If you have your ducks lined up, you’ll have cash or finance ready to roll. Tell the salesman this and say your are ready right now. Tell him that you [...]