Good morning! Newbie from VT. On our second Mini - my wife's midlife crisis was moving from an '09 Cooper S to a '13 Cooper S convertible. Biggest difference right now is the tendency for the new car to backfire in sport mode -a true backfire, not the typical pops of the turbo. Never happened in the '09. Dealer says it's normal. I'm not sold yet. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!