Toting Precious Cargo - 2007 Mini Cooper S Long-Term Road Test

2007 MINI Cooper Long Term Road Test

2007 Mini Cooper S: Toting Precious Cargo

January 07, 2008

Photo by Caroline Pardilla

I've been lucking out lately with our 2007 Mini Cooper S in that it's been available to me a lot more for some reason so frankly I'm at a loss as to what else I can say about it that hasn't already been said. "Um, it's still a fun car."

But then I realized there's one thing no one has mentioned before: During the holidays when attending the various shindigs, I found that the triangular cargo nets in the trunk (sorry I didn't take a picture of them) were perfect for toting wine/liquor bottles to and from the parties. That way my bottle of 18-year-old Elijah Craig wasn't in danger of breaking or even opening when I had to carry unused portions back home. The nets hold the bottles upright and keep them from colliding into the other cargo you may be lugging around in the trunk...

And, they're great for containing any other small breakables you need to tote. I had also used them to secure beautifully wrapped gifts that I didn't want to get torn during the trip.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 9,235 miles

PS: Don't drink and drive.

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