The SUV craze has really been good to Dad. It allowed him to indulge in his masculine sensibilities in the form of an overly-reinforced automobile (because, after all, how often does Dad drive off the tarmac and go "off-roading"?).
But the economy isn't doing so well as of late, and the $200 fill-up at the station last week really burns him up.
Enter the Mini Cooper S: Dad was young once, and when he was, he drove a sports car. (Ask him some time.) But those aren't so hot on the gas either. The Mini Cooper S solves all his problems: It's easy on the wallet, gets great mileage, turns on a dime, launches off the starting line and can fit in the smallest parallel parking spot at the supermarket with a British cool. What's there not to love? (Mom would say, "the racing stripes.")Mini Cooper S
: Because ever since the kids moved out, Dad's gas-hogging Chevy Suburban has nothing to haul but the cash it takes to fill it back up. (Read the review