Leased a 2004 chili red w/black top Cooper S three weeks ago and handed the wife the keys to our BMW X5 so she'd have something sizeable enough to haul the kids around in. Trouble is, they all want to go in the MINI. Never even considered a MINI until the local BMW (Laval, Que.) dealer loaned me one for a weekend last summer, and I was hooked. I don't think it's possible to appreciate how terrific this car is unless you drive it. Zips around pretty good in the snow, too. The winter wheel package and seat warmers come in handy in these parts. Happy to be aboard.
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