Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's no MINI-E!

I dropped #250 off at Morristown MINI for the second scheduled service today and was handed the keys to a silver Dodge Caliber. Morristown MINI uses Enterprise Rent A Car for their loaners, a practice that while I'm sure is economically prudent leaves the customer a little disappointed. Many of the other MINI dealerships are partnered with BMW dealers so other MINI-E drivers (particularly on the West Coast) have had BMWs and ICE MINIs to drive during service. I hope the service doesn't take long because the smell of smoke in the Caliber is getting to me. Besides, I'm actually going to have to stop to buy gasoline, and that sucks. I'm not sure when the third scheduled service is but hopefully it won't be for a while. I miss the car already. I know it's going to be tough to give the car back at lease end, it's the most enjoyable car I've had in a long time.

BTW, I'll have a full report on the cold weather range issues posted tomorrow.


  1. How come every rental smells like nasty cigarettes? I wonder if you can request a "non smoker" car the next time. Hope you get the Mini back soon!

  2. That's a good idea! I'm going to ask at my next service. By the way, I just picked up the car so I didn't have drive the Caliber long.