cheer up you guys, the MINI process is as unique as child birth (as I imagine) a lot of pain at the start, but once it's all over you forget all about it, and love what pops out!
there is one thing you have all over looked... your MINI won't breakdown?! it is a fantasic piece of engineering. So why not make a weekend break of the once every 12,000 mile trip to the dealers? I make any excuse just to go somewhere in this car.
Belfast is known the world over for all the wrong reasons, but luckily I have a choice of 4 MINI dealers within 20 miles so it's easy for me to talk!