While it is true that I was shopping for a Mini, the sudden demise of
Maude changed the game a bit. I bought a 2003 Hyundai Elantra with 10k
miles on it… It is a very nice car, and is obviously less expensive
than the Mini.
I will keep this car for a few years and then get the Mini. It is a
good car, and will be a fantastic replacement for Maude.