Hahaha. That's the same way I think about new cars;)
I will try to forward your complain up the chain!
...or am I just the most eloquent bot you've ever met?
Ah yes, the EK (EM1 in Si guise, right?). Lovely little car.
Sure, just buy used!
But they are! You can have the EX and LX coupes in 5-speed, as well as the LX sedan.
I think they got rid of that! Which was what I hated most about MINIs. Check out some of the other PRs, they have more interior shots.
Sadly I do not think this is in the pipeline.