I’m nearing both a milestone birthday and a milestone anniversary with my S.O. As much as she would like having jewelry, I think she’d enjoy having the top down in this Mini Cooper Convertible more.
This generation SAABs were the first major update under GM ownership only 5 years before the company’s fire sale to Spyker. This example is bound to have problems endlessly. But who cares it’s irresistible – a lime green Swedish convertible.
As a car nut, there’s nothing better to do on a warm and sunny weekend than put the top down and drive up the coast with your significant other/others/family/partner/NGSP/etc. The purpose of a convertible isn’t rational, is to feel life, experience emotions and get closer to your feelings. The openness makes everything a little more…
Purists suck. They suck because they don’t judge a car on its merits, but on how it conforms to expectations. A purist will only talk well of a car if it’s rear-wheel drive, manual transmission, metal body, and has a engine provenance from the manufacturer. The 3rd generation Lotus from the 1990’s is everything a purist rejects. But it’s an amazing car in it’s own right.
The Ford Probe GT is one of those cars that few enthusiasts will admit to being a damn fine automobile, but it was. These were fundamentally very good cars with sweet driving dynamics and a V6 that sounded far more exotic than it had any right to.