My first car was a 1965 Mini, similar to the one below. A cute little car, just right having just passed my test. Nippy and cheeky to park, just a shame the engine blew after about a month.
Length 120in 3948mm
Width 48in 1220mm
Height 48in 1220mm
Wheelbase 80 in 2032mm
Some 36 years (and several cars) later, I now drive a 2005 Peugeot 206 1.4 Hdi diesel like this model.
Lovely car, economical to run, reliable, bought new and has only just clocked up 34000 miles.
Length 151 in 3835mm
Width 65 in 1652mm
Height 56.2in 1428mm
Wheelbase 96.1 in 2442mm
Today, I was a passenger in my own car, and one like this parked alongside me. I wouldn’t normally have noticed, but
a) it was bigger than mine and
b) the driver nearly hit me
Length 161.3 in 4097 mm
Width 70.4in 1789 mm – exc. mirrors
Height 61.5in 1561 mm
Wheel Base 102.2in 2595 mm
This, Dear Readers, is a Mini Cooper Countryman.
Mini? Ha ha. Not as I remember them!