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14 April 2010 @ 11:19 pm
If we were to trade up my cute little 2002 red PT cruiser (I think we named it Kozi? I'm a bad car mom) for a hawt little 2010 green Mini Cooper Clubman, what would I name it? No one in MM wore green D:

Upsides: More power, can handle hills and the highway without having to pull out a cheerleading squad to encourage it, all the new technological marvels which have come in 8 years of carmaking, better gas milage, NEW TOY

Downsides: Half the carrying capacity (even as a clubman.. going from 64 cubic feet to like 32ish), the fear of messing up a new car, getting used to spedometer being in a retarded spot (RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DASH WTF)

We've been thinking about replacing the cruiser since it broke a few months ago, and we were initially looking at replacing it with a Minicooper Clubman S. That's the one with powah. Since the local dealership had EXACTLY what Matt wanted in a Camaro, though, we got that instead. Now.. there's a cute mini at a dealership in Arlington, so the cute car itch has flared up again. :X
Makotokinomakoto on April 15th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Doooooo eeeeeeeetttttt
Minis are the emperors of the commuter car world. Lauren tells me that Dallas is full of them now, which I still can't imagine. Where are the white F-150s...?
HIDE your face: A MISERABLE PILE OF SECRETSkyonomiko on April 15th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
There's an official mini dealership on the north side of Dallas right along I-35 somewhere. So says google maps! There's also one between Dallas/Ft Worth in Arlington! But it's one of those BMW hybrid lots. Apparently BMW has some happy fun time deal with mini so that you can get minis at most BMW dealerships now. Surprisingly, the BMW dealership we are going to has way more minis than the actual mini dealership. (More clubmans, at least.. and that's the minicruiser)

I see a lot more of the regular minis tooling around town than ever, which is better than seeing all those hummers clog up campus back in the day :X

But what is a mini anyway??

Makoto: Sandwich Daykinomakoto on April 15th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Also, you destroy me every time you use that icon. FYI.
Nerdy Temptressbevo on April 15th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
Do it!!! It would be fun to have a little peppy car!
HIDE your facekyonomiko on April 16th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
minis have soooo much more pep than cruisers T..T

Whenever I have to go up this one hill in town, I floor the car and then have to pat it and encourage it to get to the top of the hill
Nerdy Temptressbevo on April 16th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
All of a sudden Kate Bush popped in my head...LOL.....You know..Running up that hill....