Mii, myself and I
Buying a first car is never an easy decision. Tight budgets and spiralling insurance costs usually mean that style is often forsaken by practicality. The new SEAT Mii Vibora Negra edition hopes to do away with this awkward decision making.
Yes, the Mii boats a measly sub 1-litre engine that casually tickles the 0-62mph mark in 13.1 seconds, but it handles like a testosterone-injected Go-Kart and aims to look like a sportscar while it does it.
The frugal yet mightily entertaining 999cc engine means that refilling is easy on the wallet and insuring is a doddle, yet tackling the twisty country roads still remains challenging enough to put a smile on any wannabe F1 driver’s face.
The source of all this fun is the brilliantly agile chassis that is quite happy be thrown into challenging hairpins and the fruity little engine that loves being revved above and beyond the 7,000 RPM mark.
The addition of the satin black alloy wheels, extended side skirts, go-faster stripes and boot lid spoiler attempt to muscle in with the Mini Coopers and Fiat 500 crowd but unfortunately manages to cheapen the whole thing slightly- but you can rest assured the cleverly constructed engine won’t cost you a fortune in upkeep.
So, if it’s a highly entertaining first motor you’re after, save the money and go for the standard Mii. If you really need the boy racer trinkets, there’s always Halfords.