Monday, July 11, 2011

Two Minis For Sale In Bangkok

Both of these cars are offered for sale this month in Bangkok, although I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would buy either one of them.

The bland colored car is a Mini, the newest incarnation of the English Austin Mini. The original mini was very small and kind of cute. This version is quite bulked up, and to my eyes it is not cute at all, nor attactive in any other way. It's also very expensive, about forty-five thousand dollars. Also, being English, it would be a maintenance nightmare and parts would be hard to obtain. So, why buy one?

The yellow car is the new Citroen version of the Mini. It does still qualify as cute, and the cabin was very comfortable. But it's a French car, so again with the maintenance and parts problems. Also expensive, about the same price. So again, why?

But then again, I bought a BMW one time, which just goes to show that people don't always use their heads when it's car-buying time.

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