Mini Cooper S

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  1. If its an up to 2006 R53 Supercharged MCS this is a useful (USA) buyers guide:
    [URL]http://www.motoringfile.com/mini-r50r53-buyers-guide/[/URL]

    If its a 2007 onwards R56 Turbocharged MCS this is the basis of a similar future guide:
    [URL]http://www.motoringfile.com/2010/03/08/an-owners-view-issues-with-the-r56-over-the-years/[/URL]

  2. thanks the car im looking at is a R56 turbo charged looks like a great car full service history 22000 miles looks like its been well looked after, just need to test drive it and take the plunge

  3. Im looking at buying a mini cooper S, about 2006 / 2007 is there any thing i should look out for… as a daily driver are they ok ,,, any recomended insurance companies my budget is around the £10000 mark and want a car with less than 30000 miles cany colour other than white or red ( wife dont want those colours !!! ?) white or black roof sat nav if possible

  4. Well things are moving on at fast pace.. 56 plate Cooper S R56 turbo charged car, lazer blue with white roof, chilli pack, still has service waranty left and full service history, 1/2 leather,panoramic sun roof, 1 owner from new with 22000 miles, mot till next october just got to organise a delivery day and convince myself to pay the money, Ive done a deal with the garage that if i buy it, they tax it and deliver it from north london to me in Portsmouth at no extra cost 😀

    do i dont i do i dont i…. !!!!

  5. What a car

    Fantastic spec, can you imagine sitting slumped in a chair in the old folks home thinking I wish I had bought that car, life's too short !! You could always buy some new curtains instead.

  6. after frantic emails…. i pay the deposit tomorow and should …finger crossed have it delivered by the end of the week !!! shock horror and classic cooper owner converted to a MINI….:eek: cant wait Mark Walker you have a lot to answer for hahhaha thanks to you guys on here aswell, i keep you posted and put some pics up once i have it 😀

  7. Great Car

    My son bought a 58 plate ordinary Cooper S last May and leaves it here for us to 'look after' when he goes back to sea so I have had a few miles in it. It is a great car, very fast, goes round corners like a proper mini and the ride is reasonable, there is sport mode on his that can be switched on as required if you want more response. If I was in the market for one I would probably stick with this model as the extra money required to purchase and run a faster one may not produce more smiles per mile. A slight niggle with BMW is their insistence on using run flat tyres and no spare, ok if you are one up as you can do a few miles on a flat but if the car has a full load the range on a flat is low and not everyone sells them. So a great car, might be worth trying to find one with the remains of the 5 year free servicing then enjoy it!!
    Good Luck
    Don

  8. Enjoy the car Andy. I did enjoy my 'S'. The only thing at risk was my driving licence, the car was so responsive and enjoyable. Too often I joined the motorway, 1st lane, 2nd lane, 3rd lane oooops 110 mph, slow down! 😉

  9. :eek::eek:well… blimey,….heck… that was an eye opener..!!! think i need a wooden block under the throttle pedal for weekday driving !!!!!

    what a fantastic car…even better than i thought… whats with the mood lighting…. blue to purple to pink :confused:

  10. I thought the colour combination was Red, Orange, then Green. Take care and don't forget to stop for provisions at the Patisserie as you did on the 2004 M2M!
    Enjoooooooooy.
    :):):):cool:

  11. Well this is when it came off the delivery truck this morning…then a nice trip across the new forest to lymington, got home took the wife and kids for a run.
    100 miles later and I got better fuel economy than my alfa (not bad considering i was using a lot of the 170 ponys under the bonnet).

    So do i make a visit to my regions meeting tommorow night ? How will they react to me selling my long term classic cooper and buying a MINI COOPER S….!!

  12. marinespark wrote: “:eek::eek:well… blimey,….heck… that was an eye opener..!!! think i need a wooden block under the throttle pedal for weekday driving !!!!!

    what a fantastic car…even better than i thought… whats with the mood lighting…. blue to purple to pink :confused:”

    Glad you like it, 3 years on I still enjoy driving my MINI just as much as when I first got it. 😀

  13. marinespark wrote: ”
    So do i make a visit to my regions meeting tommorow night ? How will they react to me selling my long term classic cooper and buying a MINI COOPER S….!!”
    On you're head be it! They're your friends.
    🙂

  14. Today is the day… just had an update the delivery truck is about 20 miles away….. ohhh im gonna have a fun day…. drive from my house near portsmouth to lymington….via the new forest :D:D

  15. marinespark wrote: “So do i make a visit to my regions meeting tommorow night ? How will they react to me selling my long term classic cooper and buying a MINI COOPER S….!!”

    Who did you sell it to?

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