I bought my 2005 Mini Cooper S used in the summer of 2008. I loved her immediately and really began to enjoy driving, and made excuses just to drive somewhere. She is so zippy and cute, and she packs ...
I bought my 2005 Mini Cooper S used in the summer of 2008. I loved her immediately and really began to enjoy driving, and made excuses just to drive somewhere. She is so zippy and cute, and she packs a punch when you really need it. She can turn on a dime, she's very responsive. I love being so tiny, and having those backup sensors, I never back into things anymore. If I'm going to be a taxi mom, I should be able to enjoy it, right? The kids love riding in the back of the Mini, there is plenty of room for both of them. They like to put their arms up like they're in a rollercoaster, they have such a blast. And, I enjoy having people yield me the right of way because they're too busy staring at my car to take it. :)
In the spring of 2009, a young driver who just got her license pulled out in front of me while I was going 55 MPH on the highway with the top down. While the whole front of her car was totally crumpled and destroyed, my Mini looked like someone had just hit her good in the eye and was otherwise fine. She protected me well in the crash, I was able to walk away. Don't let the small size fool you. These are solid cars and very safe. Even the emergency crew on the scene couldn't believe the impact the Mini took and how good she looked in spite of it.
I will be a Mini driver for life-- they are full of style and personality, and safe too.