Picking up a my new 2013 Mini tomorrow! Orange Metallic with black roof and bonnet stripes and a sunroof. Really excited as I've lusted after a Mini Cooper for as long as I can remember. I was finally now in a position to purchase a car for the first time (prior to that I had been given a used civic at 17 and borrowed a mini-van and a Honda CRV from my parents during law school) I knew exactly where I was going. For some reason I test drove other compact cars, since gas mileage was extremely important based on my 60-mile-each-way commute, but I knew all along what I was buying.
My only regret is that I could not buy a manual. As I said I commute 60-miles each way, so you can imagine the traffic I sit in during rush hours, so a manual just wasn't in the cards this go round.
So excited to pick up my new baby tomorrow. Let me know if you have any advice for a new Mini owner! Only pic below, more to follow.