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2008 MINI Cooper S Convertible Is a Modern Day Collectible

The guys from The Fast Lane Car have an interesting segment amongst their videos, called Modern Collectibles Exposed, in which they separate the one time wonders from the true collectibles of our times.
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Their latest episode featured a car not many would expect: the 2008 MINI Cooper S Convertible. Some of you might wonder what makes this car a collectible in the first place and we'd give you the an exact explanation, usually criticizing what the guys from TFLCar say.

However, this time we completely agree with them. What a miracle! Roman's arguments are valid and we like what we're hearing here.

First of all, the 2008 MINI Cooper S is supercharged, instead of turbocharged. The 1.6-liter engine has 116 HP and 162 lb-ft (220 Nm) of torque and, most importantly, it's hooked up to a manual 6-speed gearbox, just like God intended it to be.

Another plus is the way the MINI drives. It still has that go-kart feeling everyone's talking about and you'll just love driving it. Even though it's not as powerful as a supercar, the fun you get inside a MINI is unique.

One interesting point Roman makes is that collectible cars have to be somewhat impractical. Looking at other such cars, like the Ferrari F430 and the McLaren MP4-12C you'll immediately know he's right. The thing is that in the future, when you'll be looking to buy such a collectible car, you're not looking for practicality.

What you are looking for is exclusivity and pleasure but most of all, enjoyment. Looking at the MINI, it's hard to find something more fun than a Convertible, with a manual gearbox and supercharged engine.

If you're not yet convinced, we strongly suggest you watch the video below, as it makes a few more suggestions. If you agree with us, we suggest you hit the internet and start searching for your own MINI collectible.


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