Currently I drive a RenaultSport Clio 182, and do love it, however I'm getting a bit fed up of it's 'French-ness', and having a never ending list of things to spend time scrabbling around on the driveway fixing!
I've only heard good things about the Mini Cooper S, like their style and having seen a few bargains around I'm quite tempted! Basically, what do I need to know!? Besides the basics you look for with every car, I'm not sure what I'm looking for...for reference, I'm looking for an earlier supercharged model, around 50-60k, seen a few for the £5,000 mark. I'm assuming those independent vehicle checks from the AA/RAC are a waste of time? (I'm based in Gloucestershire, England). I haven't been caught out yet, but I've been annoyed that I've had a few faults to fix shortly after buying a car that maybe someone with a more in-depth knowledge would've picked up...
MINI2 seems a great community with a mix of countries, so looking forward to hopefully being a part of it soon!