Well we did it, bought a new MINI Cooper that is. This is a car for the wife and we have been looking and researching for a long time. I thought that she was going to go with the diesel Jetta but she surprised me and went with the MINI! We were thinking about the S model with the turbo but ended up with the base model with the Getrag 6-speed stick and a sunroof. Less power but still handles great for a little less coin. The MINI comes with 3 year service but the first scheduled OC is 15000 miles or one year whichever comes first. I do believe that I will change it myself before then!