Fun to drive, expensive to maintain.
I love to drive it. After 50,000 miles I had to replace battery, done through mini dealership the cost was $ 900.00 for the battery and installation was another $ 300.00 the computer in the car has to be reset $1,200.00 total. My sun visor mirrors hinges quit working, they are cosmetic it is only covered in the first 12 months, I missed that window and refuse to spend $500.00 on the parts alone. Rubber Bands hold them shut now. At 90,000 miles had a problem with the transmission. I went to our regular mechanic and the part from mini was $900.00 and the mechanic charged $1,100.00. I saved a ton of money by not using the dealer's mechanic. You have to be careful because the computer has to be reset every time you have anything done, use only a reputable mechanic. Other than that all of the regular maintenance has been covered under warranty. I have no complaints.