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samwoo2go 12-30-2007 08:21 PM

My mom wants to lease a Mini Cooper coupe!
 
So I was guna post this in E90post (I usually post all off-topic there) BF seems like a better place for this as there are more "prime aged" people here.

So my mom (shes in her early 50s) has a camry right now and she said shes kinda bored with it after only a year.
So we were driving 1 day and she saw a mini cooper and she asked me what it was cuz she really likes the way it looks. I told her and she did some reasearch and heres the problem.

I personally really want her to get it, cuz its an awsome car and I can drive it sometimes. :angel:.
But she did a little reasearch and she realized that most people that drive that car is under 30. So now she is iffy about it because she don't want that image of old woman trying to be young (cuz she is not, she just likes the classic british look).
I know people will say its her money so screw what people think, get what she wants.

but she is Asian and very traditional and she cares how other people especially withing the Asian circle how people perceive her.

So I guess my question is do you guys know anyone over 50 driving a Mini? Do you think its weird or "unfit" for prime aged drivers?

BTW the clubman is a no go, she wants the coupe.

Thanks guys

cjwheeling 12-30-2007 08:25 PM

Two of my more "well off" friends are driving Mini Coopers. Both of them have a decent stable of cars, and both of them are over 50.

Both of them like their Mini better than any of their other cars, damned what anyone else thinks.

samwoo2go 12-30-2007 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cjwheeling (Post 2898576)
damned what anyone else thinks.

That's what I told her, but you don't have an Asian mom man... I also suggested leasing to her so if she is really that uncomfortable with it, at least its only 3 years.

We also priced it out and kinda surprised how cheap the mini is, with the trim and options she wanted and 0 down, lease payments were only like $300 a month. :thumbup:

getz 12-30-2007 09:05 PM

1. Pics of your mom are highly advised.

2. If you type the word cuz one more time, bimmerfest will send out its own personal assasin to terminate you without further cause.

3. The mini cooper is a fine vehicle (although asians everywhere will be secretly mocking your mother).

-Getz

Not very helpful, since 1996

samwoo2go 12-30-2007 09:20 PM

haha that wasn't very helpful CUZ you didn't asnswer any of my questions

///M3lissa 12-30-2007 09:47 PM

Mercedes is the way to go. The bigger the better.

brkf 12-30-2007 10:14 PM

Cooper is a hatchback, not a coupe.

I don't understand the concept of "appropriate" cars. A car is just a car. All that matters is that you like what you drive.

Your demo information is way off base. The Mini line sells exceedingly well to boomers - especially as a third car for empty-nesters.

FWIW, I ditched my boring e90 for a 07 Cooper S and couldn't be happier. It's a far more engaging, less Buick-like car.

kundan 12-30-2007 10:20 PM

tell her go right ahead, you live life once live it like a king or queen, and these r her golden years, tell her to go for it with out a seccound chance and its great on fuel. Also its sort of a bimmer isnt it? lol. and its a gud little toy for her to cruze around in.

Chris90 12-30-2007 10:31 PM

My mom is 75, and drives a Mini Cooper. So there you go. :)

B-Pecan 12-31-2007 12:47 AM

My neighbor down the street drives a mini. He's on his early 60s

samwoo2go 12-31-2007 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dawg90 (Post 2898790)
My mom is 75, and drives a Mini Cooper. So there you go. :)

i think that'll do it. :rofl:

Imna try my best to convence her. It'll be sweet if she gets the cooper, she wants either the darker red with a black roof or the white with a black roof. Automatics tho...:tsk:

Thanks for the help guys

MMME30W 12-31-2007 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samwoo2go (Post 2898570)
So I was guna post this in E90post (I usually post all off-topic there) BF seems like a better place for this as there are more "prime aged" people here.

So my mom (shes in her early 50s) has a camry right now and she said shes kinda bored with it after only a year.
So we were driving 1 day and she saw a mini cooper and she asked me what it was cuz she really likes the way it looks. I told her and she did some reasearch and heres the problem.

I personally really want her to get it, cuz its an awsome car and I can drive it sometimes. :angel:.
But she did a little reasearch and she realized that most people that drive that car is under 30. So now she is iffy about it because she don't want that image of old woman trying to be young (cuz she is not, she just likes the classic british look).
I know people will say its her money so screw what people think, get what she wants.

but she is Asian and very traditional and she cares how other people especially withing the Asian circle how people perceive her.

So I guess my question is do you guys know anyone over 50 driving a Mini? Do you think its weird or "unfit" for prime aged drivers?

BTW the clubman is a no go, she wants the coupe.

Thanks guys


#1) Your mom so rocks.

#2) This 40-something came within a stroke of buying a MINI recently - only reason I did not was because of the continued reliability of my E46 ZHP.

#3) www.northamericanmotoring.com These people are all just as crazy as your mom and I.

Tell her to GO FOR IT!!

MatWiz 12-31-2007 06:23 AM

Here in NYC you'd see more gray hair people driving the Mini, than you'd see young ones. As a matter of fact, now that I am thinking about it, you can hardly see any young people driving it.

mw

phantombmw 12-31-2007 08:01 AM

I think the average age of a MINI driver would surprise you, last stat I heard was late 40's.

samwoo2go 12-31-2007 03:47 PM

Whats a good mini forum?

AndrewZ 12-31-2007 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wingspan (Post 2899118)
#1) Your mom so rocks.

#2) This 40-something came within a stroke of buying a MINI recently - only reason I did not was because of the continued reliability of my E46 ZHP.

#3) www.northamericanmotoring.com These people are all just as crazy as your mom and I.

Tell her to GO FOR IT!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by samwoo2go (Post 2900002)
Whats a good mini forum?

#3

Galun 12-31-2007 04:04 PM

I think your mom rocks for wanting a mini.

Melissa 12-31-2007 04:16 PM

When my folks were living in FL, they were in a large condo complex for seniors only (60 years plus). I remember seeing quite a few minis parked in the lot.

She should go for it and to heck with what others think.

Eddie Bimmer 12-31-2007 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samwoo2go (Post 2898570)
but she is Asian and very traditional and she cares how other people especially withing the Asian circle how people perceive her.

Tell her she might be able to special order it in white, a very traditional asian car color.




:angel:

Salvator 12-31-2007 08:08 PM

Click and Clack think she should... :)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...122001502.html

tommydogsdad 12-31-2007 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samwoo2go (Post 2898570)
So I was guna post this in E90post (I usually post all off-topic there) BF seems like a better place for this as there are more "prime aged" people here.

:tsk::thumbdwn:


The main differences between this Board and E90 Post are:

1. We have a command of the English Language and don't write like 17 year old Punks.
2. We don't start threads about showing off and racing.
3. We actually bounce ideas/concerns off one and other.

We're not all "prime-aged." This board just has more class.

cjwheeling 01-01-2008 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Salvator (Post 2900541)
Click and Clack think she should... :)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...122001502.html

Wow, nice obscure reference for mini's and older drivers. Well done!

BmW745On19's 01-01-2008 01:05 PM

I like Mini Coopers, but the non-turbocharged ones are ungainly slow. I think I can out run one on foot.

But seriously though, 9 seconds to 60?! If that were my mother, I'd get her the Cooper S, that way she'll have some power to get down the road, if needed be.

Mr. The Edge 01-01-2008 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommydogsdad (Post 2900549)
This board just has more class.

your avatar exudes class :eek:

BmW745On19's 01-01-2008 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. The Edge (Post 2901420)
your avatar exudes class :eek:

:rofl::rofl:


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