I have about 18,000 miles on my 2008 C30 and still love it. No significant problems. It's great to have a unique sporty car that's not seen everywhere, such as the Mini or VW GTI. There are a lot of aftermarket performance parts that owners are tricking-out their C30s with now. I'd suggest a used 2008 or 2009 with low miles on it. Same exact powerful engine for both years.