My brother has a 2015 Cooper S. He bought it new as a graduation present to himself. It’s a great little hatchback with loads of torque, tight handling, and good build quality.
I’m going to go with real. I don’t think anyone would go through the trouble of registering their Fiero in Montana to avoid taxes:
Hey, my 59 year old mother needs a “cool” and “fun” second car to drive 8 times a year when its not too hot and not too cold to have the top down. At least her’s has a supercharger and a stick though.
Quirky secretaries still exist, soon won’t be able to buy new Beetles.
It’d be like Porsche making a Macan GT3 RS
To be fair, these start around $37k and Subaru doesn’t make the STi with a hatchback.
It’s interesting because I had nearly the exact same reaction as the author testing a Clubman S a little over a year ago. Disclosure: we already own a similar gen Cooper S convertible. The car is just too damn big/heavy for the engine to bring over the playfulness of the smaller MINIs. I was surprised there was that…
Walked out on shitty management refusing to fix vital equipment (aka the hot water heater), by law it should have been closed without hot water. Instead chasing pennies the owner decided to stay open. The water tank also was leaking bad into the wall, inside the wall it’s probably mouldy AF. Being cheap he refuses to…
I grew up in a NYC suburb. I think NYC is the greatest city in the world. That's the dumbest thing I ever read
Oh, New Yorkers! We can always rely on you to never let your own inflated sense of self-importance stop you from celebrating your own mediocrity in the grand scheme of things.
This reminds me of the time my buddy and I sneaked in to the house down the block. It was for sale and vacated. We got in through a back door. In the attic, we found the only things left in the house: two boxes filled with every issue of Playboy to that date, all in mint condition and in order. For two junior high…
I work from home and it isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. I’m not self employed, I work for a major company, used to work in the office, and am now remote in a different state. The major benefits are all obvious. No traffic to commute through. Not having to deal with people you hate in the office, or drama in…
Note to Jalopnik staff:
I mean, her comment was definitely not about Michelle Obama’s attractiveness... Like she didn’t mean “ape” to mean ugly, she meant “I’m super fucking enormously racist”.
Except there’s been plenty of people building these STs up into track monsters (drag strip, auto cross, or road course), and those with the RS have been swapping to the 2.0L block if they want to make 5-600 hp to all four wheels.
Having driven an X6M back in 2012 I do agree the shape is odd but the thing is damn fast. A normal 6-sedan could do with a smaller engine and be as fast or faster and behave better on the track but then again, what’s the issue with big cars ? If they’re slow, then just overtake them.
The number of people who seriously underestimate how difficult satire is to pull off is nearly the entire world’s population.