Well thanks to everyone for your help.
Will have to test drive a one and speak to the dealer, obviously its that time of year where car sales are usually slow so might be able to get a good finance deal or something.
My rover is only a W reg making it just over 2.5 years old a superb car just underspecced for the price but mine must have been cursed by some midlands voodoo witch doctor. When I picked the car up from the garage the same night my girlfriend broke the rear window, then 1 year later some bloody idiot jumped up and down on the roof and bonnet. Had the repairs done at dealer and you would never know the damage that had been caused but I do and that is maybe why I am looking at getting another motor.
Don't want to spark another debate but the main reason I have previously been put off buying the MINI it is now BMW and not MGR and also cos of the big problems initially found with them, but I have decided that cos they are still produced in the uk it is keeping some of us brits in jobs!!!