Ahh, the beloved Mini. Drives like a go-cart, looks pretty cool, and line of cars that apparently has a history of transmission problems. Sigh. Recently our Mini's transmission died and we were faced with the challenge of finding a place that would work on Minis that is not the dealer (i.e. that won't charge us a BILLION dollars). Unfortunately our favorite place (see "Dufresne's Auto Shop") did not have the specialty tools to work on the Mini's transmission, but via some Mini owner forums we were sent to this place. THANK GOD! These guys were awesome! Completely transparency in everything they did, fantastic client service and just nice people. They even took photos of some of the things they did because they thought we would be interested to see just how crazy it looks when you have to dismantle the front end of a Mini. So! I highly suggest these guys to ALL Mini owners, and from what I saw they have only rave reviews from BMW owners also. It seems rare to find such great car places -- what a find!