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2016 Mini Moke rental review #4785062
06/12/18 05:07 PM
06/12/18 05:07 PM
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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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Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels] #4785141
06/12/18 06:23 PM
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It looks kinda cool. What's the MSRP one of those bad boys?


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Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels] #4785235
06/12/18 08:15 PM
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Find one at least 25 years old(so you can put a plate on it)and import to U.S.


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Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels] #4785280
06/12/18 09:20 PM
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'Stralia
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'Stralia

Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels] #4785467
06/13/18 05:13 AM
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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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Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels] #4785468
06/13/18 05:17 AM
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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

Re: 2016 Mini Moke rental review [Re: wings&wheels] #4785488
06/13/18 06:05 AM
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Reminds me of the ones in the TV show the Prisoner almost 50 yrs ago.



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


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