I would get the mazdaspeed 3 over the MINI. I think, for your price range, that is what you should get. Take it out for a test drive. It's just going to be your DD, and everyone I know that has dirven a mazda3 says the FWDness isn't as much of a turn off as one would think. The mazdaspeed3 has to be even better.
Originally Posted by MTurboPower3
you should get what ever you want but not the mazda