When I was young, I was the critical romantic. I loved anything to do with pink and purple, flowers, love movies, candlelight dinners and two-seater convertible cars. To me, that was the meaning of romantic. As time has gone by, my perspective of what is romantic has changed a lot but, I donÃÂt know why, I still think of sitting in a two-seater convertible with my lover as a perfect romantic dream. Guess what? Last Sunday, my dream became my lifeÃÂa sweet smile from my husband at the other side of a carÃÂwe had a MINI convertible for a day!It didnÃÂt take us too long to fall in love with the tiny two-door and it seems like everywhere we went we drew onlookersÃÂ attention. Rather, I should say, the MINI was a hitÃÂnot usÃÂeven though we were an extremely handsome couple. Maybe it was the cool blue metallic that caught peopleÃÂs eyes or its 17-inch 8-spoke alloy wheels, or could it have been the twin chrome exhaust tips at its lower rear.
Anyway, the MINI radiates the most powerful image when compared to any other cars on the road.
The MINI is fully capable, with a supercharged SOHC 16-valve engine that delivers 168-horsepower and 215 km/h top speed. With a manual transmission, the MINI is incredibly fast, going from 0-100 mph in 7.4 seconds-partly because the car is fairly light, even[STARTING TO SOUND A LITTLE CLICHÃÂ]. With its wide track, short overhangs, low centre of gravity, the MINI is a perfectly natural athlete. Though we didnÃÂt really have any romantic inclinations while driving, we certainly experienced lots of excitement on four wheels.
Since I have heard many comments about the choppy rides of the miniÃÂs former models, the road I took was not the smoothest. All the dips and bumps...