My dealer emailed me this morning saying that my car had been delivered last night and I could pick her up today. I finished all my work related crap in a hurry, called my 'driver' and got there in the afternoon. When I saw here sitting in front of the showroom covered by rain drops (it was raining pretty hard then), I was glad that I got the EB. The paint looked simply gorgeous. I think that the rain drops enhanced the brilliance of the paint. Got some free stuff worth $35 and I drive off in a heavy rain.
I am loving it! The ride is plush, nothing harsh at all. Compared to the Mini, my traded-in car, Scion xA, is like riding on four stones, not to mention the SLK55 AMG. I did not feel any harshness with the run flat tires at all. Might be something to do with the size (16"). She wanted to take off badly at every traffic lights but I managed to baby her well
I was struggling with the clutch though as it has this looong travel and engages right above the floor. Very different from the one in my previous car. Please someone come up with a mod to shorten the travel and bring the engagement point higher.
The LED head and fog lamps are awesome. The basic stereo is good enough for me but if you want some clarity in the sound, get the HK system. Love the sports seats covered by the tweed. They go well with the Satellite Grey doors, I think.
The visibility is questionable though. The rear view mirror is super "mini" and I would remove the rear head rests from the seats. I did not get the auto dimming option while thinking that I know how to flip the mirror. It is very hard to reach the mirror while seated and I think I should have gotten that option!
Anyways, I will wash and detail her tomorrow, and take some photos and post them here.
Another happy Mini owner.
PS: My dealer, Otto's Mini was awesome to deal with.