2003 Mini Cooper S vs Pontiac Vibe GT vs VW Beetle Turbo S Comparison Test Drive
Driving is serious business, but who said it had to be seriously boring, or expensive? There’s a new generation of adventurously different niche performance cars, different from both the mainstream and each other, aimed at the magical $20K spot.
They’re fleet of foot, short on girth, long on mirth.Funky, yet functional. Less expensive rather than more expensive, compared to the average midsize sedan. And the Mini Cooper S, Pontiac Vibe GT, and Beetle Turbo S were somewhat selfish, but design. Each one had an edginess to it that refused to follow convention and a certain liveliness that’s sure to plant a smile on your smackers. Non-conformists, right-brainers, your cars are ready. Which would you choose?