Hi, thanks for the welcome, the mini unfortunately is like a loan just for the year. But suppose there's always the option to buy it, my mum is also covered on the insurance and drives an old car so may persuade her into buying one with a few more toys, she'll have to prise keys off me first . May even consider me to look at moving onto the mini in the future. I haven't driven one since I learnt to drive which was a first gen One 1.6. Hope I don't get too much stick for this... My other car is a 14' Ford Fiesta ST which was a bargain and I couldn't say no, but the high sales numbers are looking like it's gonna hit hard in depreciation. When I bought it was cheaper to buy new than used.