If you worked at a dealership, and could take any used car out for lunch, which one would you choose? We have Buick, SAAB, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, and lots more. Today, I volunteered to pick up our lunch at Chipotle’s and took a car that you’ve probably seen a lot of. It’s one of those iconic, sporty, little cars that you’ve always wondered what it would be like to drive: a 2007 MINI Cooper S with a 172 hp turbo charged engine and 6 speed manual transmission. After picking up our order, I had to pull out of the driveway quickly and actually chirped the tires through the snow!
But there’s something else interesting about this car. Sure, it’s too small for a family like mine. But I kinda like it. It’s zippy and really does handle like a go-cart. My body wouldn’t handle the stiff suspension for very long, but when I remember the MINI Cooper’s key, all that is quickly forgiven. I’m not a “cool” person but this key is. It actually looks like the Starship Enterprise. And to start the car, you have to make the saucer part dock with the dashboard. There’s just something “cool” about a key that looks like that.
I like that.