What are your thoughts on the new Auto Start-Stop Function coming out on the MINI? It is a design measure to conserve fuel, when the driver places the gear lever in neutral and removes foot from the clutch the engine turns off. The engine restarts as soon as clutch is depressed. There is a monitor system so as not to shut engine as well as AC down when it's 100 degrees out, there is also a override switch. I'm thinking complexity which would lead to more wear and tear on starter than normal along with additional potential of more things going wrong as car ages. Of course better MPG is always a good thing as that is one of the factors of why I'm thinking about getting a MINI.