I have been thinking of trading in my 07 MCS, and wanted some input into a good Mini upgrade. I definitely want to stay with Mini, just trying to figure out how big I should go....if upsize at all. Also thinking of getting a convertible, but can't upsize doing that. With that said, why would I or would I not want a Countryman? I do like the response of an S, so can't do a Justa. The room of my MCS has been plenty over the last year plus, but also selling my Tahoe....thus the reason for possible upsizing the Mini. Seems kind of weird to go back in years, ie an R53 vs an R56.....or am I wrong in my thinking. But, I will NOT buy another R56. Love the turbo though!! I know kind of bouncing around a bit.... Sorry!!!! Thanks for the input. Just really looking for the pros, the cons of your favorites and least favorites.