My best friend is in the market for a used car and she’s dead set on a Mini. She’s not picky between which of the first two gens she gets. She equally likes the ‘00-’06 & the ‘06-’13 models. I have ZERO experience with these cars, so I’m looking for some info on them. Hows reliability? What are common problem areas? And most importantly, since I’ll be fixing & maintaining it, how hard are they to work on, and how expensive are parts. It has to be easier to maintain than a 944 or a Supercharged Xterra, right?