A couple of months ago my old car was totaled (sigh) and I bought a 2005 MINI Cooper, automatic, with about 100k miles on it. Since then it has caused me a lot of trouble and cost me significantly more than expected. Today while I was leaving work I went to pull out of the parking lot and my car wouldn't go anywhere. It moved, but just barely enough to get me out into the middle of the street. I was able to drive it home but it seems like it isn't switching gears. It won't exceed 2500 rpm and doesn't want to go faster than 30ish mph. It's been kind of jerky since I got it but everyone said "Oh that's just how a CVT drives". Until now it's been worst when I put it in reverse and try to back out. For a second it seems like it won't move and then suddenly jerks back. Now it is basically un-drivable and I'm debating wether this would be covered under the tranny recall. There isn't a check engine light on, which would make me suspect a speed sensor, so I have absolutely no idea where to start. Any help would be much appreciated.