my dad just got a 13 JCW hardtop. Fantastic car. He only got a few options so it was around 35k. Fantastic car great daily driver. The stock exhaust sounds fantastic and constantly pops and gurgles.
but after 40k I would get a 135i. 40k is a lot for a mini IMO.
2009 128i Coupe Crimson Red
MODS: -Injen Intake-Magnaflow Exhaust-Carbon Fiber Spoiler - Carbon Fiber Grilles - OZ Ultraleggeras - CF Mirrors