If you're going to spend over 30k you should as well enjoy it!
By tgae on
2014 MINI Cooper Roadster S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
This MINI has been a life changing experience. I've spend too much time searching for what to buy that I finally realized that practicality is the death of happiness. Sure you need a minimum of practicality such as the awesome trunk it has for a small affordable roadster and heated seat for your comfort all season drive but the joy of driving top down in this MINI has been tremendous that no one should wait retirement to live a little!
We've had it 5 month and not a single problem so far and it performed great in the snow with a good set of snow tires.
Of course driving the top down in weather between 45 and 95 is like nothing else but aside from the obvious: The trunk capacity is great and we can't wait to travel with it. The peppy engine with its well respectable gas consumption is awesome, not mentioning how responsive and smooth it is as well.
The sport mode is really worse it as you can have fun on the weekends and still consume less the rest of the time. Our "MINI Yours" interior really makes it special and unique. There's a surprising amount of storage for its size. You'll never feel cramped (we tried the Mazda Miata. That would have been a nightmare for the passenger). And lastly it's a car you can get with a real color!!!
I'm not a fan of run flat so it would have been nice to accommodate a spare tire even on the S model. The room is there but the chassis was not change from the none S and the central exhaust, which I do like, should have been design to accommodate a spare tire.
The paint could be stronger. We got a chip the first few weeks of driving it (could be bad luck).
The options should be more clear when ordering and certain items such as central arm rest should not be an option, really!
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