The MINI COOPER S is a fantastic choice. My wife and I both own one.
Now, I will say this, in the Summer time, the interior will get warm with a MINI equipped with a sunroof. I have the sunroof in mine. On the other hand, it is really nice to have in cooler temps. I have the six-speed manual and my wife has the Steptronic Automatic. The automatic tranny is very fun to play with. If she does not like to shift gears and you do, this is a great choice. Have a good time shopping.
2009 MCS Astro Black, NM Eng. CF front lip, NM Eng. CF scuttles, NM Eng. CF intake, NM Eng. 22mm adj. rear sway bar, NM Eng. adj. sway bar links, and NM Eng. Cat-back exhaust, JCW CF boot handle, JCW CF bonnet scoop, and 3D Design CF rear diffuser.