This is a really enjoyable car! I have been driving company cars from a single manufacturer for over 25 years, and finally had a chance to buy something for myself. I looked at many different manufacturers, but landed on MINI. The Clubman is a super solid car, with excellent handling characteristics and a firm (yet compliant) ride. I wish the 2.0l turbo had more power (I drove a Cadillac ATS with a 2.0l turbo that was awesome), but I gladly give up a little off the line performance for excellence throughout the car. MINIs can get pricey, but I special ordered mine so that I only got the equipment that I wanted. This was a great choice in cars, and the dealer experience was equally as good. I suspect there will be more MINIs in my future!