I have always loved Mini Coopers. And since gas prices have hit an all time high I decided that it was time to get one! It's fun, it's cute, I actually enjoy driving now and it has GREAT gas millage (425 miles on one gas tank so far and I still have gas left!). All the cars I've ever owned have been picked for me, I got to hand pick this one out and it is a blast to drive. No it's not fast, it's not an "S" model but boy is it fun to drive. A little hair raising on the highways with trucks all around me but it's fast enough to get around a potential dangerous situation if need be. This car received 5 star crash test ratings. All four of us can ride in this car, a tiny bit cramped but room enough for legs (but no stretching). This car has 2 sunroofs so you don't feel claustrophobic. Although it is a little reminiscent of riding in a very small airplane with the huge cockpit right there in front of you. Because the speedometer is right in the middle of the dashboard and the size of a dinner plate! If you're gonna drive your kids around town for this and that you might as well enjoy the ride right?! I'll post a picture as soon as I get one.