How Tiny is the X1/9 in todays World?

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by Eugene Harvey, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. Eugene Harvey

    Eugene Harvey True Classic

    Location:
    Auckland, NZ
    Went to the Supermarket today in the X (Sun was shining as it's only allowed out on sunny days) and when I came back a Hyundai x35 (small SUV) was parked next to my tiny car and dwarfed it! Took a photo with my phone, but stood too close and wide-angle flattered the poor tiny X. So took some other shots later on. Poor little X doesn't even come up to the window line.
    I'm sure those of you in the US will be able to do a lot better with the mega SUV's and Sports Utilities!
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  2. Eugene Harvey

    Eugene Harvey True Classic

    Location:
    Auckland, NZ
    Oh, by the way, here is the original photo which makes the X look huge. Trick photography when you consider that the front of each vehicle is actually in-line.

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  3. Huey

    Huey True Classic

    Location:
    Quakertown, PA
    The roof of my X barely reaches the window of my Ford Ranger and the handlebars of my motorcycle. Kind of unnerving if you think about it.
     
  4. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    Yea, this is not a good conversation, it's enough to make us all chuck our Xs and get something safer...like a Ducati Monster.
     
  5. MikeHynes

    MikeHynes True Classic

    Location:
    Goodfield, IL.
    My X makes me smile, so does my truck, but for very different reasons. My car is fun to drive, my truck will pull a trailer in comfort.
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  6. Mechanogeek

    Mechanogeek True Classic

    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    I can't find the car, again. I am sure it was here someplace!

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  7. Ulix

    Ulix True Classic

    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Even next to a Smart car, an X looks tiny, especially if it has been lowered a bunch.
     
  8. Eugene Harvey

    Eugene Harvey True Classic

    Location:
    Auckland, NZ
    Well at least we can look on the bright side, we'll never have any issues not being able to open our doors in a carpark!
     
  9. Rupunzell

    Rupunzell Bernice Loui

    Location:
    California
    Not so oversized next to a Lambo.
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    Exxe and NSX fits under a truck quite well.
    Front:
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    and back:
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    ;)
    Bernice
     
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  10. Rupunzell

    Rupunzell Bernice Loui

    Location:
    California
    Any wonder why performance street tires are so difficult to get for the exxe?


    Bernice
     
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  11. avusblue98

    avusblue98 True Classic

    Location:
    SoCal
    When the new Mini first came out, their original ad campaign was as the 'anti SUV'. Soon dropped as I guess they decided they didn't want to challenge the prevailing size anxiety after all....
     
  12. Jefco

    Jefco It goes WHICH way?

    Location:
    Portland OR
    Better tire selection in 14 inch sizes? The Biturbo wheels look great, 6 or 7 inches wide?
     
  13. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    Mike, nice stance on that blue X, what suspension do you have?
     
  14. Rodger

    Rodger True Classic

    Location:
    Olympia, WA
    You want small, try an MG Midget. You can almost drag your fingers on the ground when you are sitting in it. My step-brother has one and I rode in it recently.
     
  15. Eastep

    Eastep Dub-ing

    Location:
    PA
  16. Eugene Harvey

    Eugene Harvey True Classic

    Location:
    Auckland, NZ
    Have a go sitting in the X. I'm only 5'10" and sitting in the drivers seat I can open the door and barely bending forward touch the tarmac. That's in a stock standard X. I'd bet any of the lowered X's would be able to do it without moving!
     
  17. MikeHynes

    MikeHynes True Classic

    Location:
    Goodfield, IL.
    Stock, with cut springs. Not optimal, but cheap.
     
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  18. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    Mike, cheap is optimal.
    Eastep, you have a Fiat GT42.
     
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  19. Rupunzell

    Rupunzell Bernice Loui

    Location:
    California
    Bertone GT107.


    Bernice
     
  20. Ed Lord

    Ed Lord Low Mileage

    Location:
    Mesa, Az
    47C6F86A-F955-42C1-84A6-CF5C53B5FEE6.jpeg In my garage of misfit toys an X19 isn’t that tiny
     
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