Quick Intro. First off I don't actually currently own a Mini, although my first car in 1974 was a 1967 Austin Mini van that I bought for £150 with MOT, splits in the rear subframe and a leaking petrol tank, which had to be replaced before the subframe could be plated. This was replaced by a 1971 Mini 1000 in 1975. The next mini was a Snap Dragon yellow Mini 1000 bought new in 1980 that replaced a1973 Austin 1300. That was my last Mini although I do still own the car that replaced the Snapdragon Mini which was a new 1983 Metro 1.3 HLE.
My user name is what I use on the VW Forum as my main car is a 2013 VW Touran.