I love my cute blue Mini Cooper!
I needed a car in a hurry after I totaled my previous car falling into a ditch and I wanted to buy a car with the insurance pay out and not have car payments. I spied this blue Mini Cooper in the used car lot and fell in love with it. The Carfax showed no problems and it had only 75, 000 + miles on the odometer which I thought was great for a 2005. The steering was stiff and creaky but the dealer promised to fix it. However after several attempts by his mechanic he sent me to a Mini dealer who diagnosed a strut problem which I have yet to fix and the problem has diminished over time. It runs great for a 13 year old car. One thing I was concerned about was the small trunk space, and that it is a 2 door, but by folding down the back seats I can load a lot of stuff. I was unaware that Mini Coopers were made by BMW when I bought it and that all maintenance has to be done by the Mini Cooper dealer because it requires proprietary tools which other repair shops find not cost effective to purchase. However despite all that I love my mini and will buy another when this one "dies" but next time i'll get a 4 door.