As of this writing, this MINI my favorite car ever! I’m a sports car guy from way back – one of my first cars was an old Triumph TR6 – and this car is easily the best handling and most driveable vehicle I’ve ever owned. Although it has more luxury features than I want or need, it still has a great road feel and a peppy engine. I’ve got the base, three-cylinder lump, but it delivers the same thrills and almost identical performance to the “S” for a lot less money. I was kind of worried about dependability, having driven ultra-reliable Toyotas for the last 16 years and knowing the reliability issues of sports cars, but so far the car is performing well, and there’s a great maintenance plan. This car has everything I’ve ever wanted in a vehicle.
Specs/Features: Premium Package, Storage Package. Options: Metallic British Racing Green, Xenon Headlights, White Turn-Signal Lights, White Front Bonnet Stripes, 16″ x 6.5′ Loop Spoke Silver Wheels, Rain Sensing Wipers, White Roof & Mirror Caps, Panoramic Moonroof, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Leather Steering Wheel, Sport Steering Wheel, Heated Front Seats, All-Weather Floor Mats, Harman/Kardon Logic Digital Surround AM/FM radio, 6 Speakers. Standard: 30-40 MPG, 3 Cylinder Intercooled Turbo Engine; 134 HP; 162 ft/lbs. Torque @ 2700 RPM, FWD, Delay-Off headlights, Fully Automatic Headlights, , Pirelli Run-Flat Tires, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS Brakes, Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control, Four wheel Independent Suspension, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Variably Intermittent Wipers, Rear Anti-Roll Bar, Spoiler, Rear Window Wiper, Illuminated Entry, Tachometer, Power steering, Speed-Sensing Steering, Telescoping Steering Wheel, Tilt Steering Wheel, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Front Bucket Seats, SensaTec Leatherette Upholstery, Power windows, Driver Door Bin, Driver Vanity Mirror, Front Reading Lights, Overhead Console, Radio Data System, Satellite Radio Pre-Wire, Air Conditioning, Automatic Temperature Control, Front Dual Zone A/C, Rear window Defroster, Bluetooth, USB/iPod Adapter, Traction Control, Dual Front Impact Airbags, Dual Front Side Impact Airbags, Front Anti-Roll bar, Knee Airbag, Low Tire Pressure Warning, Occupant Sensing Airbag, Overhead Airbag, Cruise Control, Heated Door mirrors, Power Door mirrors, Outside Temperature Display, Passenger Vanity Mirror, Trip Computer, Center Armrest, Split Folding Rear Seat, Passenger Door Bin.