My boyfriend has been telling me for months how great the 4-door Mini Cooper is. ‘Yeah, yeah’, I said. They’re so SMALL. Not that I’ve ever driven an SUV or anything, but Minis are both small in size and stature. I loved my tiny VW Polo Match that I had in Paris. It was a dream to park, but with 4 doors and a hatch-back, it had adequate space for 4 adults or the ability to haul most things (including every piece of furniture we bought at Ikea minus the double mattress).
Back in the U.S., I’ve been cruising around in my parents’ sedan, a roomy 4-door with huge trunk. The big drawback – no hatchback. Which means that I have been compelled to forego many occasional sale furniture purchases. I am thus determined to once again have a vehicle that can haul things.
Enter the 4-door Mini Cooper. I wouldn’t have believed it, but I think I might have found my dream car. I will repeat that. DREAM car. I’m not shelling out any money right now, nor is my boyfriend. But when we do, this might be it. Although not as luxurious (i.e. roomy) as many standard American sedans, it has decent space in the front seat (which is most important to me!), decent backseat space (which I’ll use to throw my shopping bags into, or occasionally human passengers), as well as a hatchback with fold-down seats. So I can haul at least most pieces of furniture. The trinity! Discovered at last!
Oh, and the 4-door Mini is higher off the ground than the classic 2-door versions, so they’ll be much better in snow, on dirt roads at the cabin, etc.
For now I have to be content to borrowing my parents’ car. But someday…..