To avoid pushy salesmen, Taiwanese model might buy her next car online

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 June, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 25 June, 2010, 12:00am

Taiwanese model-actress Pace Wu Pei-tzu said her next online-shopping purchase could be a car.

Wu was at the Wednesday opening of the MINI Spot 'concept store' in Eton Tower, on Causeway Bay's Hysan Avenue, where BMW MINI also launched a website that enables customers to arrange a test drive, customise and order a car online (at The marque has also set up a 'MINI interaction centre' that its website claims is 'more fun than phone sex' on 3193 6800. Ask any questions about the MINI 'and you'll get real answers without any blah, blah, blah', the marque says.

Wu seemed to click to MINI's e-sales concept. 'I had to share a car with my family, so I never got to choose one that I really liked,' said the 31-year-old star of the action comedy Tracing Shadow. 'When I buy stuff, I don't like pushy salespeople, so online shopping suits me better.'

Wu said she also relied on the internet to keep in touch with loved ones while she has been filming the thriller Mi Shi: Bu Ke Gao Ren (The Ineffable Backroom). And it's been over three weeks since she saw her Malaysian businessman boyfriend, Peter Chen.

'We see each other via webcams,' she said. 'I actually miss my dog more. I can't see or hear it over the internet.' Never mind; the 'MINI Interaction Centre' is but a click away.