I'm the new owner of a 2003 R50. From what I'm seeing online, the P185/60R15 Continental tires on the stock steel Holies are not a stock tire size. I'm not too surprised, since I bought it from a shop/breaker yard and they probably put on some decent tread tires that happened to fit. Seems the OEM tire size is 195/55-16 But I'm curious what those here with experience think of how this size choice works. I have no complaints about handling (though this is the first MINI I've ever driven, so I don't have much comparison) or mileage (just got 40 MPG on my first road trip.) However, the car does seem pretty noisy. Let me add that I'm really new to the idea of changing tire sizes on ANY car, and offsets etc still confuse me. I'm not looking for a track tire and I'm more interested in quiet, long tread life and a smooth ride than aggressive performance. Oops! Titled it as "205" but the tires are definitely 185s.