I have a 2003 Mini S with 205/45 R17 84V tires. My problem is I have had several flat tires since changing from run-flats. My tire man at Firestone (who I have made wealthy since I am there so much) said it is due to the design of the car and there is really no way to circumvent the problem. He said the tires have no reinforcements because they are so small and this makes them very vulnerable to all the potholes. True? I don't know of any way to solve the problem but to possibly replace the wheels/rims with smaller ones that would take larger, stronger tires. Any solutions or advice would be most appreciated. Thanks!