Lol now what makes you say I should have gotten an Android Ian ?
Bearing in mind I know little about the iPad mini, but my understanding of Apple is that you need to jailbreak them to get full functionality out of them. I have seen plenty of installs, but not one has a simple to use GUI / front end for driving. Getting steering wheel controls to work with them, at the last time I looked, appeared to involve multiple components etc. Additionally many times I see people using an iPad they have a head unit as well stashed away somewhere.
Just seems odd to me that so many people are picking them, maybe there is a reason that I just don't know about.... why did you pick an iPad mini for example?