I am an owner of a 2011 all wheel drive mini. I must say, I was pretty skeptical about the upcoming winter in the Sierra's and how it might handle the snow, but it sure made a believer out of me. I would like to suggest; because I love convertibles and have owned one for most of my driving life, but need an all wheel drive vehicle; a convertible all wheel drive model. This may sound silly,but I know I would buy one. I don't buy a convertible as a status symbol, but more for the love of the open air. I need an all wheel drive because I live in an area that receives quite a bit of snow. Lake Tahoe has a lovely summer and I miss driving my convertible. I would love to see an all-wheel drive convertible made by Mini. I would be the first in line to buy one.