I actually considered a Mini Cooper s when I got my current car but didn't think it would work with a 1 year old and prams, car seats etc. Ended up with an Audi A4 black edition. Maybe own a mini one day.
My uncle recently got an original mini fully restored for my cousin as a 21st birthday gift. It was taken back to bare metal and rebuilt. I've been meaning to get a loan of it one day to take it somewhere to photograph it