That's a good spec, the MINI you want in a popular color, and the best value for the most options. It will be a "high end" Cooper at resale time, but should sell easily at a good price. You might want to consider xenon headlights when they become available again, but only if they're important to you while you own the MINI. This is my first experience with them and I'm very impressed, but I can't say if the $500 they cost would be recovered at resale. The wait times that your dealer told you sound right. I thought a Cooper might be delivered a little sooner, but for someone just now depositing on an S, the lists are verrrrry long indeed.