We first drove a Mini D last November while in QLD as the NT has no Mini Dealer. We considered other options but figured the grin factor was worth it combine with the fuel savings. We ordered in mid January and got our car finally at the start of June. A red and black Chilli D with black stripes and rims, the interior got the rooster red leather inserts so it all matches inside and out. It's a head turner!
The car does about a 150km's per day 6 days a week. No major problems so far, except the dash rattle, but hopefully they'll fix that finally next week. You have to love pulling into a servo putting $40 in the tank and driving another +600km's. I think we are currently averaging 4.9 after less than 9000km's on the motor. About 750-800kms per tank. As I get 650km from my Nissan Pathfinder for about $90, I'm pretty pleased.
I know our dealer consider the D a better buy than the MCS
, almost the same fun with lower running costs.