Paul, I agree with you. My reasoning to move up to the '05 MCS is mostly related to the mechanical improvements and the "driving pleasure" factor (Which the my '04 MCS already provides in great quantities) that appears to be a cut above the '02-'04 model years.Paul Mullett said:I'd be tempted myself if I wasn't trying to hard to stick to my plan of keeping my S until the "next generation" model comes out!
Despite the fact I don't like a lot of the cosmetic changes, the '05 cars have some nice improvements, mostly in driving pleasure and also (for what I can see) quality and longevity, I'd still be tempted. More ups than downs I'd now say!
Did you use to own a MINI before, or is the '05 your first new MINI?stryder said:It comes down to money. If you look at the 2005 problem thread, its very short, but a few people (myself included) have some nagging issues like vibrations and the H/K speaker issue. No one has any real problems, and I suspect if you get a Jan production or later, to get the latest things, those issues will be fixed, because MINI clearly knows about them.
If the money and finances work out for you, go for it, I can't really see it being a bad thing - it probably makes more sense then worrying about the newest options and changes, when you could get them easier by just upgrading.