I like balance in my life.

I have my Z3 for the summertime, and over the shoulder I transition into my 'winter' car; a 2007 Yaris. I find myself rocking back and forth trying to help it go up hills LOL and quite honestly the Yaris has no features making it safer to drive in the winter as the Cooper or even the Z3 for that matter.

So now I am thinking about upgrading my winter vehicle and wonder about the Cooper as a possible choice - it's FWD, BMW, ABS, DSC all the safe and fun acronyms and heated seats besides!

How do the 2 vehicles compare? I have not driven one yet; there's no dealer near here that I can find...