Since the bonnet stripes are included in the Sport Package on the S Cabrio I have decided to get them. If I decide I don't like them, am I correct that they can simply be removed by carefully peeling them off? I have decided to switch my order from Cool blue to Chili Red with black top, black leather seats and red interior trim. This is the combo that my better half wanted as her first choice. Dealer in San Antonio was fantastic as they had over 15 cars in stock with various color combinations. Liquid yellow/black was a close second. I drove their yellow S Cabrio demonstrator and it was awesome. I cannot believe the difference in the 05 models. MINI has done a good job recalibrating the engine and modifying the gear ratios. Now I have to start the wait. Production is scheduled for first week in November so with any luck will I have my car around Thanksgiving?