I don't own a MINI yet, but I'd really like to buy one. My only concern is that the nearest dealership to where I live (in Durham) is Flow, which is 80 miles away in Winston-Salem. Can somebody in the Triangle comment on their experiences with routine maintenance and/or repairs, i.e. where they were done, how convenient it was, etc. Is there a non-dealer in the Triangle who is certified to work on these cars? Any help would be greatly appreciated.