So its been ~6 months and the car now has 54k on it. I got the main cooling fan replaced under warranty last month (saved $900... whew). Also had to get 4 discs and pads replaced and the power steering lines done for $750 (local mechanic, dealer wanted ~$1400). A motor mount was replaced yesterday for $105. So needless to say it is not the cheapest car to own... and mine was in very good shape for its age! The car now has an M7 Upper strut brace, DDMworks CAI and 15% pulley. The pulley was installed by Helix Motorsports in Philly yesterday-- awesome place, beautiful garage and a nice quiet little waiting room with a xbox in it. He found the broken motor mount and only charged me for the part to replace, also no charge to install spark plugs I brought in (small but hey they coulda charged a half hour work). Still managing 28mpg on the highway and the pulley makes it feel like a different car at 4k rpm :awe: --- I know, lots of mini haters on these boards but I figure a few might be interested! Its an 04 with 40k I bought for 11k. Has maintenance records from the dealer and a good warranty good until 60k which saved me $1200 immediately after purchase to get the car back to perfect running shape. Planned mods (if I ever bother with them...) are the usual for these cars-- Exhaust - CAI - SC Pully-- which should make the car even more fun to drive Pics taken with my dads's Leica M8 which I have no idea how to use.