The good news is, Cindy found a great job, I'm waiting on my bonus, and I'll be ordering my Mini Cooper soon.
It's harder than I thought. There are SO many choices. Do I get the normal Mini or the Mini Cooper S? Do I get it in the Clubman, or do I get a normal sized one? And the most difficult one of all, WHAT FREAKIN' COLOR???
So, I'm attaching some photos of these choices. Maybe you can help me.
Cindy is opposed to me getting the S version. Mainly because it's not as good in gas mileage. But truthfully, by not as good we're talking trading about 4 MPG for 60 extra horses.
The other thing I discovered in my research, is that the Cooper S version is in much higher demand, so it retains it's value far better than the normal Cooper.
Sigh. Think I still like the Clubman though. It's different and cool.
This one here is a Clubman regular style.
This is the Mini Cooper S Clubman in the blue.
I do like the blue, although I like the black roof and trim better.
I test drove the non S version and it seemed to have a lot of pep. But I keep reading that the more you drive it, the more you wish you had the get up and go, to maneuver through traffic or react and have it handle the way you want to.
But I am also wary of getting too excessive. To follow my buying interests, here are the following for any of you Dale Carnegie fans out there:
1. My Dominant Buying Motive is that I want Comfort. This will be both my mobile office and my play car. I spend a lot of time in my car for work and I want to be comfortable in it. I also don't really like driving and so driving a car that is fun to drive is kind of new for me.
2. Must Haves:
- Stickshift/Manual Transmission
- Sport Seats/Comfy seats
- Multifunction Steering Wheel
- Car Alarm
- Everything Else. :)
So, what it amounts to is: Do I need the extra space in the back that the Clubman will provide? Would I rather trade 9 extra inches of trunk space for more horsepower? I don't think I can afford to build a Clubman S version unfortunately.
Sigh. Too many freakin decisions.