You all know I’m a fan of classic British cars. I have two of them (not Minis). When the New MINI came out it seemed wrong to me. First, it was bigger than the original. Second, it’s a BMW. I remember when everyone had to have a BMW 320i back in the '80s, and it really turned me off. Third, the original was cheap transportation. The new ones aren’t exactly cheap, their fuel efficiency doesn’t seem fantastic, and they require premium fuel.
Still, they do look nice. And they’re the right size for me. And they certainly get better fuel economy than my Cherokee. And they’re definitely more practical and more reliable than an original one. They’re wearing me down. They’re starting to grow on me. They evilly hiss, ‘Join ussssssssss!’ I can see myself driving one in Old English White with a black top and red interior.
I don’t need another car. Parking is problematic now, and I hope to be driving the MGB in three months’ time. Besides, I’m making extra payments on my house.
But the Jeep will need to be replaced someday…