I just test-drove the 2003 Mini Cooper S, with the 200-hp John Cooper Works supercharger. Very nice… Don’t know if or when I’ll be getting one, but I did enjoy it. Great handling; jumped off the line; I ran it from 0 to 70, without really pushing it, in no time flat and without even feeling it. It ran smoothly, quietly, and comfortably, and it still could pull you back into your seat, accelerating from 70 mph. Excellent little car. The one I configured is $25,196, with everything I want enough to be willing to pay for it. I like it.
[Ed. note: I removed a link on 6/7/2016 because it was no longer valid.]