My wife has a Mini Clubman Diesel and loves it. My 520d just died.

I’m debating a cheaper Mini Cooper S for me and then taking care of any deferred maintenance and bolting on as many JCW parts as possible. Does this make sense? Has anyone else gone this route?

Potential candidates include:

http://ww3.autoscout24.fr/classified/280…

http://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/92385…

As much as I’d love to DD a 944 or SM it just isn’t going to happen.