Vehicles, in one way or another, we all use them, getting from “A” to “B”, work to play and all those other fine trips.
One would think I would have taken an interest in cars, due to the fact my Dad is Mr Mechanic Extraordinaire, however, this never really occurred, until I got a car of my own, then I started to take some interest in the topic, sadly, the taste I have developed is one for the exotics, Aston martin, Maserati, BMW, Mercedes. Needless to say anything i like is insanely expensive, I have been content thus far, to drool over these fine examples of power and styling…
That is until the recent petrol price-hike, my trusty ’91 Hilux has begun to dig into my shallow hip-pocket at a furious pace… this caused me to start looking at smaller cars, I quickly drew a conclusion, if you want a car that is good on economy, you are reduced to some of the ugliest cars on the market, now it is not that i want something prestigious or expensive, I just want something that doesn’t look like it was styled by a blind guy with one arm, who insists on being called “Tex”.
One may ask why this is so important, well if you don’t already know, I am a Graphic/Web/Print designer (in training) and as a result design is very important to me, right up there with economy and ahead of performance.
This Quandary sent me in search of a “Drivers car” which was economical, indeed a task easier said than done, I narrowed it down to a few smaller yet cool cars, after which, I threw the top few out of the running for simply being outright crazy expensive, I continued to simmer the mix down to come up with my next goal purchase…
Great handling, good economy, insanely good looks and nice performance, how do you beat that?
While this goal will take me a while to achieve, i think it will be worth it to my warped sense of style,
If any of you out there have had a drive of the Mini Cooper since its Acquisition by BMW, I would be very interested to hear your thoughts.
Sorry for my Ramblings i never said this blog would make sense now did i?