Just Awesome Cars
February 7, 2018
The newer models have been scaled back a bit to meet the US EPA standards, so they are much lighter than the older models, such is the case with my 2007 model. These cars are fun to drive, lots of comfort, kinda road noisy on long trips, very powerful, and are extremely expensive to repair. You must run 91 octane gas, noted and required by the manufacturer, labeled and stated on the gas tank fill door, so gas isn't cheap either. If you can afford them they are great cars, if you're on a budget and can't work on them yourself, they are expensive cars to maintain at a dealership, and few shops that aren't Mini dealerships have the special tools to work on these cars. Dealerships will not sell you the tools, they have to be ordered. I would definitely recommend these cars to friends who can afford them, can do their own work, but not to someone on a budget and not technically savvy.