If you drove a
Mazda Miata or
Volkswagen New Beetle during the first few years of either's existence, you're probably familiar with the hand waving that occurs between early adopters of such unique vehicles. The gesturing diminishes when these vehicles become absorbed by the masses and no one can be sure of the other driver's enthusiasm. We're happy to report that the stop-sign camaraderie between MINI Cooper drivers is alive and well, even seven years after the tiny car made its big arrival. While we enjoy exchanging waves with other MINI owners, we feel a little like imposters as it's not our MINI. But we sure are enjoying our time as guests in the club.