As some of you know (and probably expected) the Passat is becoming more of a headache than I anticipated, so the search for a replacement continues. The frontrunner - The R-Design V60- is out because of the terribly terrible Volvo double clutch, which seems even less prepared to Brazilian conditions than my not so terrible but still sketchy DSG6. IN COMES THE MINI.

I’ve started looking at bog standard 2.0 S with the sound pack and ZF Auto. What do you thing about them? Power is good, the gearbox is good, suspension will probably be a bit tough but thats ok, and I can get some warranty with MINI/NEXT.