When I purchased my MiniCooper in Germany about three years ago, I thought that it would be a car that would not be as common in Seattle. Not so. The Minis are quite popular in the US to the point where some dealerships' new shipments are already spoken for. I also think they are more popular in Seattle. I see a lot of them over here. I notice about 3 or 4 of them regularly around the block I live in.
Two weekends ago, I was driving around Seattle Center area and I came upon three other MiniCoopers next to my Mini while waiting for a green light.