So far I haven't really had any problems getting onto highways or anything like that with my car, but I've always had fairly basic cars and I can understand how, if you're used to driving something more powerful, you might wan't a little more for this car too.Nice looking car. Just registered so we can get as much info as we can before taking the plunge. Thought I'd post because we are also in NOVA and just visited the Alexandria store yesterday. Like some (as we understand) we are possible Mini Cooper converts. My wife loves the little 500 and some of the options. After driving it yesterday, the only thing that stopped her from wanting one right then was the power output (she currently drives a 07' Cooper S). It's now my job to do one of two things....a) find some perfomance mods to speed the little 500 up, or b) get ready to possibly make another vehicle change if she gets it and ultimately doesn't like it.
Anyway, glad to be here so far!