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MINIs have ruined me

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I've been without a car since my R56 blew up. Fortunately I can work from home, but I've been slowly going stir crazy and counting the milliseconds until who-knows-when in December when I will get my F56.

I finally snapped and rented a car. The rental agent seemed to think it was a nice upgrade from a bare-bones car (It's a Camry). It is a decent car, but driving it around I feel like I'm trapped in a soulless, zero-fun hamster wheel of a vehicle.

A couple of times I borrowed the kid's Honda Civic Hybrid (which I previously drove for 10 years) before I got the rental. I felt like a little part of me was dying every time I drove it. The Camry is the same.

I have concluded that the MINI has irredeemably ruined me, and that I am forever cursed to only drive fun, cute cars or suffer a slow lingering death behind the wheel of a boring, gutless normal car.

Anyone else feel ruined by MINIs?
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I've been in love with the brand, the community, the styling and the uniqueness of it for many many years. As I gained more experience in the "design" industry I've come to appreciate it even more.

My previous vehicles were ones that were handed down to me, or something that a family member could no longer afford to drive... I longed for a mini until I finally was able to obtain one.

As I don't get to do a lot of vacationing/traveling but the time came where I knew I had to treat myself... I could go wherever my mini takes me now.. even to the grocery store I smile so much! I use it to visit people but secretly I can't wait to get back in it and drive away! I don't think I could or would ever be able to find "just a car" that would make me feel this awesome.
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