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Post by Will Anderson » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:58 pm

Dropped Middlebridge 14 off for its MOT today (passed, no advisories, thanks) and parked next to a ford B-Max. I have this mental image that a Scimitar is a large car and a B-Max is a small people carrier. My mental image seems to be incorrect! :)

And that is an icy puddle, not leaking fluid! :)
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Post by peter freeman » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:19 pm

Ah but look at the length of the bonnet - says a lot.



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Post by Will Anderson » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:27 pm

True, it has about 3 times the cc's of the B-Max. :D


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:40 pm

Yes, it's true that Scimitars are much smaller than we think: :)

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Post by tanuki » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:00 pm

Indeed Roger ! Even a "true Mini" looks big compared to a Scimitar :shock:
And I am not talking about the monster modern cars such as a Clio :roll: :mrgreen:
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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:04 pm

I can't get my S-Max into my garage, but I can walk around the Sabre Six when it is parked in there.


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Post by ScimmyMike » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:07 pm

The best things come in small packages it appears :lol: :lol:


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Post by Scimher » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:31 am

I was in the SE5, ages ago, behind a BMW Mini 'Countryman', sitting in a traffic light queue - I was looking up at the top of the thing (& I sit quite high in a Scimitar...) This thing looked like a van to me; I have no idea how they have the temerity to call 'em 'Minis'... :shock:



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