Can someone please tell me what’s up with the Austin Mini?
I love the exterior of the Mini with it’s vaguely retro multi-color styling. I hate the interior of the Mini with it’s Jetson’s bulbous plastic futuristic styling.
Is there a cooler car on the market? The Mini is a beautiful vehicle the elicits rave reviews and (still) stares on the street. It’s sexy. It’s cute. It’s just aesthetically right on so many different levels. I like it. I want it.
But then I sit inside it. Yuck! Everything is big, knobby, rounded, oval. The speedometer is a big chunky blob right behind the steering wheel. The various stalks popping off the steering column are bulbous and ovoid.
I can’t find a good photo of what you see when you sit down in the vehicle, but here’s an idea, anyways:
I can’t help but think that whoever designed this vehicle was schizophrenic. The exterior – so sleek, retro, beautiful. The interior – so busy, plastic, cartoonish.
What were they thinking?