So Brynda, my wife, and I are going to be in the market to replace my Subaru Forester soon (less than six months) and we have been thinking about a MINI. I love the idea of having one and getting a British flag on the roof (me being British an’ all) and we have been kicking the idea around for a month/six weeks or so. But…my wife’s car is a VW Beetle, so another small car might be a wee bit impractical.
We went out and test drove 4 MINIs today. I think I like the 5 speed manual Cooper the best. We also test drove a couple of Subaru’s and thought about other SUVS but the bottom line is I liked the MINI the most.
MINI drivers, I want your opinions. Are they as fun to drive as my short test drive makes me think? Are the usable for everyday driving and tasks (grocery store, etc)?
We are DINKs (Double Income, No Kids) and plan to stay like that. The only thing we need to think about is carting around family member occasionally but the Bug fits 4 people pretty well for all but long trips. How is the MINI with hauling people and stuff? We don’t haul stuff often (we counted it up and have hauled stuff in my Forester this year about twice that wouldn’t have fit in the Bug) and we think with the savings we may make in gas usage we can rent a truck 4 times a year when we need stuff for the yard or house or just get it delivered for $50 or so.
I think our minds are probably[sub]mostly[/sub] made up, but I do want to hear what people have to say.
[sub]No need to tell me we are crazy, I already know that[/sub]