January 2, 2005

JJG Mini Cooper Cabrio
mini cooperJJG and I are going out to test drive cars this week. The current top choice is the Mini Cooper S Convertible.

As a born and bred New Yorker- my lovely wife has only used her license for drinking and voting (once). I’ve got her signed up for AAA driving school to refresh her skills. By the time the 3 month waiting list for Minis is over, she should be ready to terrorize the road.

It’s interesting the reaction the Mini gets. People either love it or hate it. Murph actually calls it “girly.” It seems to me to be the prefect small city car (almost). Pimped out in all black with the 17” rims, bluetooth, iPod connection, parktronic (must have for JJG & parallel parking) and a navigation system— it should suit the JJG/Studio2f conglomerate nicely.

The only potential problem that needs testing: if I fit in it.


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"It seems to me to be the prefect small city car..." Are you saying that the car is small, or that Philadelphia is small?

"Murph actually calls it �girly.�" Come on, look where this is coming from...

"The only potential problem that needs testing: if I fit in it." They only ever fimled Magnum PI with the T-Top on his Ferrari removed - there's unlimited headroom with the top down!

"The current top choice is the Mini Cooper S Convertible." I think you should look at the Bug convertible too. Equally cool decked in and out in black - it offers more room, and can come with the 1.8l turbo. Or you could recycle the grease from your "fry-daddy" and get the diesel.

I think the VW Beetle is actually "girlie"

They're both girlie. Happy new year.

I think you and Murph are both girlie. And it's no more girlie than the VW cabriolet in which you drove around in college.

Get a manly-man car like this one: http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/crownvictoria/features/specs/ I get 17 cty/25 hwy with that 17.5 foot land yacht!

The JJG/Studio2f conglomerate has lived in Philly for how long without a car now? So how much car do you really need? You can be like every other yuppie couple and get a ridiculously large SUV that you absolutely don't need, or be like the more sensible yuppies and get a Jetta, or you can get something that you like, and that fits your low-car lifestyle, like the Mini.

Yo! Don't be dissing my Jetta man! My 46 mpg (lifetime) mocks your 25 mpg highway.

Also, in it's day my VW Rabbit Convertible (it was not a Cabriolet) rocked! Sadly, someone thought that the red light at that intersection didn't apply to them...

Yo! Don't be dissing my Jetta man! My 46 mpg (lifetime) mocks your 25 mpg highway.

Also, in it's day my VW Rabbit Convertible (it was not a Cabriolet) rocked! Sadly, someone thought that the red light at that intersection didn't apply to them...

I'll have you know fella's, my dad a ladies man, drove a VW bug (old style) as my kids would say- and gave it to my hottie brother when he was 16 (his surf board fit very well in the back).

Not dissin' the Jetta my man. I'd be drving one myself if the Crown Vic wasn't a freebie. But once you go 4.6L 8 cylinder, you never go back.

I hate the material of the roof, although I love the Mini's style! kiss

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