2007 MINI Cooper S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Driving experience is fun fun fun. The reliability is not so fun. There is a design flaw where it won't start in really cold temps. My sunroof won't open when its really hot. I have it in the shop twice to get lights replaced and two other times for minor issues. The seats are great for short trips since they hug you in the seat...but for long trips my lower back aches terribly. Also, the center console opens on its own by merely brushing it with my arm, needs a better closing mechanism. The sunroom screen doesn't block enough sun.
Great looks, performance and handling.
Fix cold weather start issue, better seats for long trips, better center console, improve sunroof screen, better placement of drink holders, more user-friendly computer (need the manual every time there's an issue). In my opinion, if its only two years old, there shouldn't be any issues!