Made our lifes interesting
By driving for fun on
2007 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Owned in Nov-2007. Never required any service and computer shows that it needs have service after next 8000 miles for my current driving conditions. I had Mazda 6 before this car which was fun to drive but this is way more fun asking for more and more all the way up to turbo boost when I floor the gas pedal. Neither powerful nor fastest but it is quick, agile, solid and builds confidence even at high speeds on irregular pavements and curves never fails to give feedback to the driver. Premium gas is recommended but not required. Plenty of cheers/curious looks/hand waving/questions from others and other Mini owners is something I've seen with Mini Cooper only but not with any other car.
Fun factor, incredible gas mileage, doesn't require premium gas, 3 year free maintainance from BMW although it never required any in 1 year.