Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mini Cooper Finally In The Philippines

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 or call 856-7555 for more details about the Mini.

8 Responses to “Mini Cooper Finally In The Philippines”

magman said...
January 16, 2010 at 8:39 PM

naaaah... i still heart wrangler jeep

Cedric said...
January 16, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Even a '94 Corolla feels too tight for me, pano pa kaya 'to? Well, granted may pambili ako. :))

Raft3r said...
January 16, 2010 at 9:08 PM

i saw its showroom sa the fort
i'm salivating

Jerick said...
January 17, 2010 at 1:56 PM

yaman. naka-wrangler. hehehe!

welcome to my blog! buti ka pa, may 2M to spare.

you got my cebu treats now?

Stiv Tividad said...
January 18, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Cool, I love Mini-Cooper too! Oh, have you heard about the Tata Nano? I don't know, I just don't have any knack for it. What do you think?

Jerick said...
January 19, 2010 at 9:38 PM

tata nano is an indian car. and that's all i know about it. hehe.

silentassasin said...
January 21, 2010 at 3:48 AM

Asteeg talaga ang mini..kapag yumaman ako eto talaga bibilhen ko.
Nice blog buddy.

Raft3r said...
January 31, 2010 at 12:17 AM

kunin mo na yun otap mo!

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