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Posted: 1/17/2015 6:14:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/17/2015 6:15:09 PM EST by Banditman]
My Wife's new ride. This is a cool little car. 2014 Cooper S hardtop.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:19:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/17/2015 6:29:40 PM EST by brown424]
Just bought my SO a Cooper Coupe, two seat.
Roof line is funny but it's a great little car. Her two seat Mercedes was totaled when she hit a deer.
Cooper is fun to drive, 32.1 MPG and right now costs about 25 bucks to fill up
It is two tone black over grey as well with the black wheels.
Taken at the dealership with iPotato and in the rain




Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:43:27 PM EST
My dad has the same car as the OP, except the rally stripes. It was one of the couple of retirement car gifts to himself. I drove it a few times, I like the nimble aspect of it. I wrench for a living, I would hate having to wrench on this thing.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:49:02 PM EST
Nice we have an early one.

Nearly 200k miles :) they last well. You would hardly know to drive it,

My daughters car.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:57:01 PM EST
I like the English ones.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:58:56 PM EST
I love Mini's I have one as a company car.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:00:54 PM EST
Nice car OP!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:01:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/17/2015 7:08:17 PM EST by BallisticTip]
I like them.

Although, they were not very reliable back in the 70's.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:06:29 PM EST
I think they are neat espcally the S models
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:31:29 PM EST
It's surprising how much room there is inside. A friend has one and it's very nice.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:34:24 PM EST
I passed one the other day that said .... FIAT LOL ... on the plate ...
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:34:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pesty:
Nice we have an early one.

Nearly 200k miles :) they last well. You would hardly know to drive it,

My daughters car.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2zpt8cz.jpg
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Ahh, The steering wheel is on the wrong side.





Roy
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:42:29 PM EST
My sister in Orlando has a 4 door Cooper. She really likes it. Sucks she has to run Premium gas in it though.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:42:30 PM EST
One of the members here walked away from a nasty ass accident when he was driving one - the mini was really smashed up, and he was apparently just fine. Maybe he'll see this thread and post the famous pic.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:52:24 PM EST
I have been looking at them but have heard horror storys about the cost of parts and maintenance.

I don't mind wrenching on my own cars but I don't want to be raped on parts
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:54:58 PM EST
We went ahead and bought the extended warranty like a sucker...however, the female unit can just drop it at the dealer if it needs windshield wipers. It is worth my peace of mind not to have to find some dude to work on it. However, every one I know and have talked to doesn't back up the horror stories.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:55:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MILLERLGT82:
I have been looking at them but have heard horror storys about the cost of parts and maintenance.

I don't mind wrenching on my own cars but I don't want to be raped on parts
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We have warranty and the prior owner had bought a transferable maint program. We
should be good for years. It does look like a nightmare to do maint on.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:02:57 PM EST
Yeah we were going to return it but they gave us a discount.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:05:23 PM EST
The guy who works on my pick up ain't gonna work on this Mini for sure.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:07:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By one2boost:
My dad has the same car as the OP, except the rally stripes. It was one of the couple of retirement car gifts to himself. I drove it a few times, I like the nimble aspect of it. I wrench for a living, I would hate having to wrench on this thing.
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I think the first step in every maintenance task is to remove the entire front end.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:07:25 PM EST
Should ask the mechanics and see what they think about them, I know I was advised to not get one.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:07:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MILLERLGT82:
I have been looking at them but have heard horror storys about the cost of parts and maintenance.

I don't mind wrenching on my own cars but I don't want to be raped on parts
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Don't buy a snowmobile then
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:09:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By brown424:
Just bought my SO a Cooper Coupe, two seat.
Roof line is funny but it's a great little car. Her two seat Mercedes was totaled when she hit a deer.
Cooper is fun to drive, 32.1 MPG and right now costs about 25 bucks to fill up
It is two tone black over grey as well with the black wheels.
Taken at the dealership with iPotato and in the rain




http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g362/sheriffoconee/IMG_4068_zps1622e953.jpg
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NICE!
Never saw that one, I do like it.
I'd even drive it.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:10:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MILLERLGT82:
I have been looking at them but have heard horror storys about the cost of parts and maintenance.

I don't mind wrenching on my own cars but I don't want to be raped on parts
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We got rid of my wife's Countryman at a little over 100k. Little, but expensive things were starting to go wrong. We heard that a replacement tranny runs around 6k, and the only dealer in the state, is in Edmond.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:11:25 PM EST
Nice car. Need pics of the wife.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:29:09 PM EST
2013 Clubman here. 6 speed manual. Love it.

Pic not mine cause I am too lazy but this is what it looks like:
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