I own both a Mini Cooper and A BMW and I have some questions for all of you. Do you feel that a Mini Owners should be considered a BMW owner or even affiliated with BMW(s) What are your feeling that Mini's are so closely assosited with BMW I ask this as I had my Mini before my M3 and people always asked me who made it (they didnt understand Mini was the "car make") I always told them that its a Mini Cooper BUT BMW makes it so its a really nice car both inside and out, I always felt akward saying it was made by BMW and have never really felt that the Mini has desered to have BMW affilitated with it. I would really like to know how ya'll feel about it. I have the BMW CCA sticker on my Mini but feel wierd having on there (wife didnt want it on her car) I always have loved BMW's and belive fulled that it is one of the best if not the best car made, as it is "The Ultimate Driving Machine" and so far I feel that the "DAS COOPER" is living up to that motto, not only that the price tag on the little bugger is up there... and dont even get me started on parts, yet alone getting it serviced at a stealership, or finding on for that matter that is less than 3.5 hours away. Anyways Please vote with how you truly feel, and give me some feed back please.