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.
-- 330i ZHP
-- Build Date 03/03/03