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Old 01-02-2012, 07:59 AM
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Tell Me the Real Truth - How Do You Like Your Mini?

Especially those of you who went to the Mini from driving say, a 4-door sedan or even something more (kind of) exotic like a BMW or Audi coupe or convertible.

I've had a number of Mazda Miatas over the years, currently have a Boxster, and a BMW 3-series X-Drive wagon. I love convertibles, but find the current Mini vert to be a little goofy looking - and it has such little storage space for every day stuff let alone a trip. The soon to be available Mini Roadster looks to be a real hoot, but kinda pricey for what it is...

The standard Mini could be a fun (almost) DD but I wonder how many of you bought/leased one only to get tired of the small size and limited cargo/stuff space? How do you feel about it now that you've had it for some time? I know the Clubman and Countryman are options, but I'm not sure I want to go with either model... especially if I were to keep the BMW wagon (see rather oversized pic below)!

And of course the issue of maintenance and reliability always comes up in every car forum, so how would you rate your experience there?

Don't get me wrong - I'm not raggin' on the Mini. I like it. But I've not had much seat time other than a test drive a couple years ago, and yet I still find myself attracted to the idea of having one. I'm just looking for real-world feedback on the practicality, fun factor longevity piece, and costs to keep things going.


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