It must be disheartening for ff to have had the car stolen, but personally, I would not like to drive an old-style Mini - too dangerous in a crash.
EA, you've changed your Avatar too?
Is it an expression of solidarity with ff, or are you trying to inject a bit of Comic Relief into a sad situation?
I was persuaded to buy a Mini once, because I was told it was trendy, actually it had a Mini Cooper engine, all the add ons, nice paint job, I never felt so unsafe and so low to the ground. I quickly sold it for, yes, a Renault! Boring!
I bet Simon's Organ Works are great ...
My brother has invited me to a performance of Carmina Burana next week as compensation
Edit: I'll just pretend I didn't see those other comments