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My New Dream Car: Mini Cooper Convertible


Frankly, no car has impressed me in the past. I’ve seen cars as a means of inefficient transportation due to their gas-guzzling nature. But the moment I saw this Mini Cooper Convertible at Phoenix mall recently, I was impressed instantly 🙂

Wait. I am not going to buy it or anything. For that I need to save money – well, almost the entire 40L 😛 (and) I want the manufacturer to release an electric version that is optimized for solar charging.

That said, this is the first car that I’ve ever fancied. The best thing I like about it is its convertible roof option – it is possible to fold the roof behind at the touch of a button. I’ve seen such open cars in old movies but wonder why I don’t see even one nowadays. Perhaps the idea of owning a unique car that is open on all sides and allows wind to flow freely thrills me even more!

I like its retro looks from outside and the modern looks from inside. It’s small enough and that’s important for maneuverability. It’s a powerful cruiser comfortable for long rides… it’s got the perfect colors… it’s so beautiful… I can go on and on.

I wish I could own this car sometime in the future. The electric version, of course – manufacturer, make a note. Don’t worry, you have enough time 🙂

Destination Infinity

PS: What’s your dream car?

12 Comments

  • Rakesh Vanamali

    Marvellous. The Cooper has always been a favourite of mine. Apart from, of course, the very cult status it enjoys, and all the trappings of a good automobile, it feels intensely personal to be able to entertain the thought of owning a Cooper. In some strange way, the appeal is very high and striking. I guess I would, if I buy a car at all, own a Cooper and feel very happy in a deeply personal way in doing so!

  • Bikram

    Electric version and that too Solar charged WOW.. you will be waiting a long time for that 🙂 mini is a nice car but never impressed me .. I have always gone for the big truck types.. 🙂 these days I am running a Lexus 450 but my dream car has always been the Toyota land cruiser and that too with the whole shabaang… One day just one day 🙂

    • Rajesh K

      Land Cruiser is indeed impressive, but costs four times more than this one! The budget(!) mini will do just fine for me 🙂

      Destination Infinity

  • Jina

    wow.. you scared me after seeing the awesome car, before this i was seen the car on some of the literature festival in jaipur or delhi. But the video you uploaded that was really incredible & fab car.

    • Rajesh K

      Indian weather is one issue, and pollution in the cities is another. I think it is possible to use the open mode for short durations. Otherwise the normal covered mode is there anyway 🙂

      Destination Infinity

  • Avada Kedavra

    Looks cool but agree with SG, convertible may not be suitable for Indian weather. We once rented convertible during one of our vacations and found it to be not so great if the weather isn’t pleasant. Also there is hardly any trunk space.

  • QueenBee

    My favourite car has been Volkswagen Beetle! I don’t know how good its performance is or about other stats to make it a worthy buy, but its like love at first sight!
    😛
    Hope I will have one in my garage in future!
    🙂

    • Rajesh K

      The oval design of the Beetle is interesting, looks like it has a convertible model also. Why hasn’t it been released in India? 🙂

      Destination Infinity