Newest Addition to the Garage!
So i bought a Mini Cooper S today... thing is the most fun i have had on 4 wheels.
Got it with cold weather package cuz itll be nice for Reno winters, and the Sport package with adjustable front suspension and traction control.
Also just a quick note for those who love motorsports of any kind, i test drove many other cars.. heres a quick 1 liner overview for each.
Mazda RX8- drove the auto 4 speed w/ paddle shifters. Engine was a dog, stick or 6 speed auto may be a lot better but suspension felt solid.
Infinity G35- drove the 4 door with traction control and a manual optioned auto- Was OK, engine great but the rest was a little bland.
Cadillac CTS- was 2nd choice behind mini, motor with the 3.6 lacks a bit of power but not much, otherwise its a great car looks, handling, comfort overall.
Subaru WRX- thought the STi would be the only fun one.. no, id lose my license with this motor, it HAULS. handling is good, pretty even withthe mini just different...insurance would be higher. but the motor amazed me for the cars weight and horsepower.. it had a Borla exhaust already on it, sounded deep, not riced out at all and not too loud. EASY first choice is performance was all i wanted. but it had more miles on it and woulda cost more in insurance plus i couldnt baby it so gas mileage woulda suffered.
overall the Mini IS AWESOME. great mileage.. aobut 30 a tank according to oweners.. 28-30 anywyas, handling.. it really does feel like a go cart, little to no understeer which amazed me for a FWD car. the interior is by far the only one not too boring, the ladies love it and its jsut a blast to drive, and wouldnt be too hard to set cruise and just relax where the WRX didnt make that easy. Handling alone sold me though, its amazing.