Saturday, January 16, 2010
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First of, I don't drive a Mini. Heck I can't even afford to buy one. Nor even ask my folks to buy the car for me. I'm just a fan, that's it. A guy writing about the Mini who can't even afford to buy Japanese for himself. Enough about me.
Here's the catch: Mini will officially open its first store here in the Philippines via its Bonifacio Global City showroom on January 18. That's a Monday. The second most popular car is now offically on our shores.
Are we going to expect a deluge of new Minis treading along EDSA and Ayala Avenue? Most likely. This seriously cute and cool car has been around since I could remember it. Although a Mini Cooper phenomenon has been in the mix the past few years.
It can be outright silly if you think of ginormous floods and massive moonholes here in the metro. But just look at the car. Consider its iconicness. Consider Mr. Bean. Consider the movie The Italian Job. Consider Britain. Consider the pogi/ganda points you will be getting when people see you driving one. Consider the new instant friends and VIP treatments you will be receiving once people start recognizing that you are a Mini driver. Aren't those reasons enough to make you wanna buy one?
By the way, the least you could pay for a Mini would be 1.95 million Philippine Pesos. The equivalent of three Japanese mini cooper-wannabes. You think it is pretty hefty? It is either you save for one, work three shifts for it, or drool while daydreaming of owning one. Heck this is a poor guy's account of the Mini. Hope you enjoyed.
Check the website at mini.com.ph or call 856-7555 for more details about the Mini.
This post was written by: Jerick Baluyot
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