Since Autoweek seems to be slowly turning into a weekly MINI magazine here's yet another MINI related snippet. This comes from their weekly drivers log:

I enjoyed my romp in the Mini Cooper S convertible more than the non-supercharged version because you can go faster, of course, though mucho fun can be had in both the Cooper and S. My wife is hot to get a Mini some day and heck, why not make it the convertible? There are some glitches; the blind spot is bigger than Godzilla, and you lose the decent amount of space the hardtop offers. But its chassis is nice and tight for a drop-top, especially considering the base model's price range, and small becomes big when the sky appears. It's gonna be a real dilemma.

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