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Following the reintroduction with the Mini last 2001 by BMW, the classic vehicle has undergone transformations that boggle the minds of Mini fans while still maintaining its status being a cult icon – the happiness evoked by the iconic front grille and headlamps is unchanged but within the hood, the newly revamped Mini is packing an extremely greater punch with 200 horsepower replacing the 1960s original 34 horsepower engine of the first Mini Cooper.
Running out of energy spot one on sight, mainly because "cutest car ever" status. Its classification being a compact doesn’t appear to support the same vomit-inducing powers since the Toyota Prius.
The "new" Mini – Not only a Pretty Face
However, this car is not just a pretty face – the German brand BMW has ensured the tiny little vehicle can hold its very own in its original arena like a racing car. They marketed the emblem "new" Mini Cooper as being a compact car that drives much like a go-kart. Plus they weren’t messing around – the S model is often a car that driving enthusiasts and road devils will be proud to possess inside their "cars which go zoom" arsenal.
If you don’t own and have usage of a Mini, some car clubs offer non-owners the ability to ride together during their driving events to allow them to see first-hand how the car handles and talk all about the fun-size road monster.
This vehicle’s group of followers may perhaps be the most quirky and fascinating groups out there – they’re not shy about proclaiming their love for the tiny terror plus some have taken becoming far as compiling lists of these favorite things about the Mini Cooper!
Reason Top: Face the facts – cuteness is, and forever will be, the deciding factor. The Mini is cute without looking like a chick car. Sure, the woman following is out there too – but men don’t look less manly driving of this teeny-tiny compact. If cars may be viewed as urbane and metrosexual (ie looks good but is straight) then the Mini Cooper would win hands down.
On the side note, the car’s "cute" facade is hiding some powerful surprises. The famous "happy" grille is topped by a hood scoop that inhales refreshing air for that hyped-up engine. If you feel it lacks junk inside the trunk – the twin exhaust pipes would prove you wrong. And lose focus on about being forced to purchase aftermarket wheels – the 17-inch alloy tires are so integrated from the Mini’s design that handling the Mini Cooper at breakneck speeds and harrowing hairpin curves has not been really easy!
Reason Two: The Mini Cooper is gorgeous inside and out! Most cars come with a dashboard having a speedometer, mileage and fuel gauge behind the wheel, leaving the middle dashboard free to the GPS, A/C controls and entertainment system. The Mini Cooper, alternatively, includes a huge (some would say oversized) centrally-located circular speedometer (with some designs featuring a GPS from the center).
And mention owner customization! The Mini Cooper actually has mood lighting installed you could switch on modify at the push of the mouse button. Overlook two-tone interiors and seat covers – you could have all of that using the Mini, naturally, however the items that set it apart from others – it is precisely what helps make the Mini Cooper one of the best choices for the car owner searching for something unique and fun.
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