We recently spoke to Dani Mahoney, the editor of Missy.ie, Ireland’s No.1 online magazine for teens, about her MINI First.
It’s a 2011 MINI First 1.6-litre.
3. Why did you choose this car?
I just always loved Minis! I lived in Abu Dhabi for 3 years and I promised myself that when I came back home I’d buy myself one. Funny story: I was home for Christmas in 2016 when I saw the MINI that I bought. I wasn’t going to be home until July 2017 and I still only had my learner permit. Me and my mother went to “have a look at it” and I ended up buying it on the spot. I just loved it. I am the queen of impulse purchases, but no regrets!
I think it’s very deceptive. People think that MINIs are a “cute” car for women, but it’s surprisingly powerful. I also love how you see older Minis still on the road. They stand the test of time.
Yes, the boot is so small. I’m not sure that there’s really a point to it.
My phone charger and an audio cable to play my Spotify. I also have a bottle of Holy Water that my neighbour gave me when I bought the car!
Driving it for the first time on my own. Terrifying, but amazing.
Emily Weiss, the CEO of Glossier.
So much fun.