I’ve come to the conclusion that the MINI is a dangerous car. Not because of its design or construction but because it is so damned small. First, its impossible to see over or around 80% of the vehicles on the road which makes me edgy in close-moving traffic (i.e. all the time in SD or LA). Second, a lot of drivers underestimate the power of the MINI and will pull out in front of you thinking that the tiny car couldn’t possibly be going fast enough for them to be in the way. Finally, some vehicles just don’t see you, especially in the super-lifted automobiles of the Imperial Valley, I swear I could drive underneath some of the monster trucks on the roads here.
Be careful out there!