hi steve,cjay said:Hi Steve
I've had 2 CVT Coopers The CVT is a great gearbox! I was originally concerned about reliability but as it turned out it was the most reliable thing in the car. If you do a lot of driving in traffic it makes life easier and if you want to have a blast on weekends the paddles on the wheel are great. Once you have mastered it chasing S's is great fun
Red&blackS said:Alot of the Aussie Mini2ers say the Auto is the way to fly, especially with the shift on the steering wheel...
They say there is an art to drivign them fast, but once you ahve masstered it, you will beat MCS off the line.
Test drive both, work from there...