Wanted to take the time to introduce myself here. I'm in the process of buying my second Mini. The first was an original Austin Cooper 1375 GT when I was stationed in Spain in 1975. Been craving a "new" BMW Mini since they came out.
I found a 06 Cooper S hard-top, 47,000 miles, like new condition, new been hit, original owner. Woman I'm buying the car from just got a big divorce settlement, does not need the car. I'm practically stealing it at $4,100.00. All the other Mini's I've priced this year, condition, mileage are selling for around $10K or better.
I had not driven a new Mini until yesterday. Drove a 2008 standard model from the local BMW dealer. It was great fun! Now I can hardly wait to get my "S" model with the supercharger!