Ha, ha, ha, well there is, as with everything, a story behind it! My g/f who i live with had an opportunity to opt out of her company car and get an allowance. She's not into cars at all and was considering getting either a Ford Focus or Mazda 3! I thought I should 'educate her' and showed her some other cars that I liked more, so we went an looked at a BMW 3 series and some VW's obviously. In the end, once she'd seen the Mini's that was it and so we got a cabriolet. My experience of Mini's so far is that they are small and overpriced with poor engines (with the exception of the Cooper 'S') and really poor dealerships. Wendy likes it though, so at least that's ok. I might try and get a 'project' by the end of the summer. Wendy, amazingly, is ok with this idea!