I don't oppose FWD as much as some, but I do think it would be best left to the Mini Brands. Those that oppose it the most probably are American's, and honestly, we may not ever see these models in the US...
The only issue I have with Mini is that they are so damn "cutesy" if they infused more attitude in their design language, they wouldn't be so off-putting to me.
-- 2015 i01 (i3) BEV, Laurel Grey all options -20" wheels.
-- 2015 i01 (i3) with REx, Laurel Grey, all options, 24 month test drive.
-- 2003 330i ZHP, Imola Red Build Date 03/03/03 SOLD! Owned for nearly 9 years.