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#4785062 - 06/12/18 05:07 PM 2016 Mini Moke rental review
wings&wheels Offline


Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 608
Loc: New England, USA
Rented this in Turks & Caicos a few weeks ago. Wasn't really a vaca and I wasn't going to be driving much, so I figured I'd have some fun.

This is a tropical runabout based on the Mini platform; essentially a Mini nose and floorpan with two large structural channels (sponsons?) or rocker boxes housing the battery and fuel(!...have to love fuel under your elbow). The engine is a small I4 DOHC something, with a pretty slick automatic that blipped downshifts.

What a crude, awful 'car'.... Bad rust in the seams already, rattled and clunked, and had an overall amateurish build quality about it. Fiberglass shell seats were only adjustable fore and aft and had a weird angle that, for an average sized person, made either the pedals or wheel comfortable but not both. I was impressed by how the manufacturer managed to make a 1.5 yr old vehicle smell and feel just like a ~40 year old British car.

In short...awful by any reasonable measure....so now how do I justify getting one grin

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#4785141 - 06/12/18 06:23 PM Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 806
Loc: KS
It looks kinda cool. What's the MSRP one of those bad boys?
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#4785235 - 06/12/18 08:15 PM Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 06/08/09
Posts: 408
Loc: New England
Find one at least 25 years old(so you can put a plate on it)and import to U.S.
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#4785280 - 06/12/18 09:20 PM Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 40477
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#4785467 - 06/13/18 05:13 AM Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4577
Loc: Down Under
Any idea of the weight ?

I had a few mates who had an original Moke which they use to take bush. It never got stuck, as any problem, they would jump out, grab a corner, and carry it over the issue.
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#4785468 - 06/13/18 05:17 AM Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: 'Stralia
We found one for my FIL when he ran a newsagency, they are pretty light, two of us could shuffle the back end around.

https://www.moke.com.au/about/production-details/419-what-does-a-moke-weigh

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#4785488 - 06/13/18 06:05 AM Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Reminds me of the ones in the TV show the Prisoner almost 50 yrs ago.

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#4789382 - 06/17/18 05:55 PM Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels]
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 14309
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Mini Mokes are awesome fun vehicles that have been around FOREVER.
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