Mini have been rather quiet lately.
So I decided to check them out and see what ever happened to the famous British Hatch masters.
I don't think Mini get quite as much of the recognition they deserve anymore. I feel like they've sort of slipped away. It's not that their cars got worse, if anything I believe they've gotten better. But they've become what I would perhaps describe as novelties. And everyone loves a Mini, or at least they should. I decided to check out Mini's latest model range, because they are awesome. But keep this picture in mind when we take a look at the little brits of today, because this is what made them who they are, and what made me and many others fall for them in the first place.
They is a real cool car. An epic car, even. Mini's are getting bigger, they are packed full of useful (and some useless) tech stuffffff. They go vroom vroom fast. And they look awesome. But this is the real Mini, the original.....Mini. Today we see a number of offers from our favourite hatch makers (ok my favourite hatch makers). We start with what is probably the best one.
Mini Cooper S:
This one's mine. Well, as far as online configurations go it is. It's simply amazing. Very, very awesome. Brilliant style, easily my favourite for the current hatchback market. Because this one is modern, and yet steeped in history, and is wonderful. It's also very patriotic.......cuz cars can be patriotic now apparently. It's definetely the best of the lineup for me anyway. It is the definition of creative and quirky. Visual evidence now courtesy of the interior pics.
Anyone else REALLY bothered by those wheels? I know I am. But beyond that it's all the Mini we know and love, just with the gentle and soothing hum of the electric motor. Something I have found myself very much a fan of in recent times. I don't have a lot more to say about it, other than yay for a solid looking future from Mini! And when I say solid I mean very hopeful because it's winning a lot of awards and is getting a lot of great press lately too.
Ah, good ol' controversy. It's been a blast, but I must say goodbye to the 'mostly' very pleasant Drivetribe public upon releasing my statement of love for this car. YES, it may be seen as the pinnacle of hypocrisy to badge a car this large a Mini, but there's really method to the madness. So sit back down loudmouth, and hear me out. It is big for a Mini, but for its class (if it even has a class) it carries the name quite well. It's a car for MANY terrains, and happy four or five person families to enjoy life in. That is normally the territory hit up by the modern Crossover or possibly even some modern SUVs. So yes, it remains the smol kid on the block. And I like it, cuz if all else fails it really looks the part, which don't lie is really key.
Mini Ugly, a.k.a Mini Clubman:
Now, I am not one to share my opinion often (😉), but this is an awful car. Imagine buying a Mini for space. I mean at that you really should just put on the dunce hat and go sit in the corner, because honestly that is hilarious. I don't expect you all to get this, but I think that is one of the worst looking cars of 2020. And do judge a book by its cover, because does anyone even like it anyway? If you do please contact me at WhatAnImbecileIAm@ChristAliveINeedGlasses.com. As we know I've never taken to the estate car as it is. But I have mellowed for some over the past while. God forbid......even liked some. This though, is pathetic and I do not accept its existence. Just let me have my sulky moment, thanks.
So yes, do not fear people. Mini are okay, in fact they are great for the most part. Their wonderful cars still retain the 'I've just seen a ghost' expression and that's reassurance enough for me that all is in good hands. Past is good, present is good, and future we are promised is good too. Good. All is good. Great!
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