The 2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman is a big Mini. Big, of course, is relative in this case, but this new four-door’s size rankles purists, who point to the name of the brand itself. You can’t have a super-size Mini.
Alec Baldwin ordered the cherries. Martha Stewart recognized her cake stands displaying home-baked chocolate chip cookies. And the lemonade? Just 50 cents, one of the best (and only) bargains on the East End.
Young people are buying cars at a slower rate than their parents, restrained by mounting student loan debt, a rising cost of driving and an increasing reliance on biking and public transportation. Car companies continue to chase them, banking on the hope that today’s car-shirkers will be tomorrow’s car-buyers.