Mini Cooper Convertible S
I always wanted a convertible. From when I started driving, I pictured myself cruising with the top down, tunes blasting, as I enjoyed the sunshine on my face and the wind in my hair. However, my pocketbook, my practicality, and two kids that needed braces kept me from my dreams, until, finally, in the spring of 2017, I was ready to take the plunge. I had fallen in love with the beautiful lines of the Fiat Spider, and I had run the numbers and seen that, yes, I could afford my dream car.
So, one gorgeous sunny Saturday my spouse and I went to the Fiat dealership to test drive a Spider. It was every bit as beautiful as I thought it would be, but when I slid inside the seat was literally not wide enough for my butt. Oh, I could fit in the seat, but it was nowhere near comfortable. Back to the drawing board.
Over the next few weeks, we test drove every affordable model of convertible out there. While they all looked cute, there was something not-quite-perfect about all of them. Until we went to the Mini Cooper dealership and drove a Mini Cooper Convertible, S model. The car is cute with the top up, but put the top down and suddenly there is a dash of sophistication in the appearance. The interior has a retro-cool chic, which is even more pronounced in models with interior upgrades. It is a small car, but big enough to fit four passengers comfortably for short trips and two passengers, very comfortably, for longer distances. The Harman Kardon sound system means I can hear your music, even with the top and all windows down. However, most impressive is the zippy BMW engine under the mini’s hood, which means that when I slip it into S-mode, I am no longer driving a cute little car, but a street legal go-cart with incredible acceleration and handling.
I highly recommend the Mini Cooper Convertible for anyone looking to buy a convertible.