is any one else fed up with being told noisey gearbox and clutch a "mechanical charectaristic" on 54 plate mini one.they all do that!!. Donnt expect a lada samara to sound that bad never mind a £12000 BMW MINI. Wot u think Just had a phone call from customer services, who id contacted explained about clutch and clanky gear change. told him it had already been driven by BMW technition who said the noise was a charecteristic of new mini and nothig to worry about, So the upstart on phone said nothig more he can say, BMW techs have 10-20 years experiance so what he says is right, (and everyone else is wrong). I fear we are stuck with these noisy MINIS.