I will miss my 2003 Mini Cooper. It sat on our driveway for the last six months, till a neighbor finally came over to ask if we would like to sell it. I think I was avoiding this all along… just did not want to face letting it go, even though it was not running.
I will miss how you held the road, your zippy performance and how you continued to turn heads, even after all these years. I will miss your sweet humming engine, your beautiful form and the ease of which to parallel park you. I will especially miss those long road trips, music playing with windows and sunroof wide open. But alas, I will not miss your fussiness… your expensive ability to break internally and always when money was tight. But hey, looking back, one should not to remember those not-so-pleasant times.
I did love this car. If the car gods are listening, I hope (pray) that it will find its new life more rewarding. The kind man who bought it, who just happens to be a mechanic, graciously told me that he was going to make it "nice again" for his own use. As I felt a little heartsick, this part did make me smile, my anxiety relieved that it will not be sold for parts.
Feeling slightly teary-eyed, I bid you farewell my lovely, and many happy, sweet dreams traveling on the road, once again.