Lodging Planner for Lake Tahoe Weekend Run - May 18 - 19, 2024

Saturday and Sunday overnight run to South Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the backroads, less traveled, and even more scenic than your usual run up the f...

Will Hipsters Live With The Roadster's Hard Ride?

That is what Thomas Falkiner muses in his review of the Roadster for South Africa's Times Live.  Falkiner asks and answers that the Roadster is not for him:

Should you buy one?
Hmm, tough call this one. Although I do like the MINI Roadster’s styling and fine handling, I just don’t think I could live with its vision-blurring scuttle-shake and hard ride. With this in mind I’d probably be inclined to throw my money at a Mazda MX-5. It might not be able to match the MINI in terms of raw engine power and latent exhibitionism but it’s a much more rewarding and, indeed, better balanced alternative.