I'm 30 seconds into my first drive in the MCSc downtown in Chicago stopped at a light. Two of Chicago's finest pull up next to me in an unmarked Crown Vic. This is the conversation that ensued:

Officer: (in the obligatory thick Chicago accent) Hey, how do you like that thing?
A: It's great so far.

Officer:Is it new? I've seen the regular ones but not the drop top.
A: Yeah, they just came out a few weeks ago. What do you think?

Officer: (He gives it a quick once over) Looks like it's a blast to drive. What's it called?
A: MINI Cooper S convertible – it's made by BMW (since I knew that would be the next question)

Officer: (second officer says something inaudible) My partner calls it a babe magnet! Have fun! (light changes)