"Both the cooper and cooper s have arrived stateside. I have had the pleasure to drive both of them, and they are loads of fun. The cooper s takes that level up a few notches, of course with the supercharger helping out. I have seen about 40 or so here already, with more coming soon."
"I haven't had the opportunity to flogg a cooper, just taking it from point A to point B, less than 20 mph, so I can't tell how how fast they are, but they do handle exceptionally well."
I too think that the Gold MINI was/is destined for autoshows. It fits. Since MINI has a few MINI autoshow exibits (I think 3) that travel the shows, one of them contained a Gold MINI. NAIAS 2002 had the Gold MINI. Toronto Autoshow does not. Even the MINI exhibit looks to be a different design. Anyone with a keen eye, check to see if the Gold MINI has the North American wheel spats with the reflectors lodged in them. I seem to recall that the gold one didn't have the reflectors.What do you make of a sighting of goldish MINIs? [/B]