I am a marketing professional, car enthusiast and MINI Moterer in the Boston area. I own a 2013 JCW Coupe named Oswin (yes, Whovians, that Oswin!) and my wife drives a 2008 Clubman we call The Brown Bean.
[Automotive News](http://www.autonews.com/article/20150319/OEM11/150319823/bmw-settles-dispute-with-ftc-over-mini-warranties) reports that Federal regulators examining MINI’s warranty coverage have agreed on an outcome.
All good automotive press will at some point conduct long-term testing and provide updates. Car and Driver has an [update](http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2014-mini-cooper-s-hardtop-long-term-update-review) on their 2014 Cooper S.