Over the years Jamie & I have become accustomed to enduring long waits. We waited nine
months for our wedding date to come. We waited ten months for our house to get
built. But neither of those compared to our wait for Jamie's car. After a thirteen
month wait, Jamie's MINI Cooper S had finally arrived. She was on the waiting list for
eleven months and it took two more months for the car to get built in Oxford, England and
then shipped halfway around the world to the MINI dealership in Fife. It seemed like the
day would never come, but it finally did. Once Jamie was able to get in the seat of her
custom made car the memories of the long wait soon faded away.
Though small in size and relatively cheap, the MINI is packed with advanced features
such as a super charger, run-flat tires, dynamic stability control, automatic temperature
control, heated seats, automatic wipers and audio controls in the steering wheel. In some
ways, though. the features aren't that surprising since the new MINIs are built by BMW.
In just a month, we managed to put 2,500 miles on the car and will soon be driving it
down to Denver and back to attend our niece's wedding. The car is a joy to drive and often
there are disagreements about who gets to drive. Since it is Jamie's car, I find myself
often riding shotgun. Even so, I still enjoy the ride.
What's Under the Cover?
Could it be...
...Jamie's New MINI!
MINI Getting Acquainted with Jamie
Ready to Leave the Dealership
Motoring on I-5
Mountain MINI (at Sunrise)
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