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Old Jan 21st, 2014, 09:32 PM
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Hi, Thinking of buying a mini convertible in the next few months. Has anyone bought a nearly new/new one of these recently. After a bit of advice regarding ordering, spec etc. I also wondered how long it took to build if you ordered new, discount etc
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Not recently but if I had a choice I would go for Xenon headlights as the standard ones are crap. I would also go for leather seats as my ones show every watermark.
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Heated seats. Zenons and windstop are must haves

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I would go the other way - I find fabric seats better in a convertible as leather seats are not as comfortable when left in the sun. And I have been caught leaving my roof down when showers have happened with no problems - other than a wet bum when getting in!

A wind-breaker is essential if you want to use a convertible for more than the occasional slow-speed drive - but then my observation is that lots of convertible owners seem to only occasionally put the roof down, which must make its expense questionable.

Heated seats do make more sense in a convertible, though the Mini ones are pretty poor with too high a temperature on the minimum setting. I think they are 'cold weather seat heaters' designed to work through people's winter clothing - whereas a previous convertible with a gentle minimum seat heater setting was ideal for allowing the top to be down in cool weather with only light clothing on.
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Good points - my suggestion would be half leather heated seats - full leather is too hot in summer .

I beg to differ re :windstop. - i think they are essential

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Okay, so great advice here - thank you very much! Did you get a deal when buying or did you just pay full price.

I need to investigate Zenon lights as I think I overlooked them on the spec.
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Ooh those lights are 600 & the wind breaker is around 200 ... I'm gonna have to pass on both of those!
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Xenon headlights are a pretty expensive upgrade. The standard halogen headlights are poor by comparison, but that doesn't mean they can't be lived with.

I think:
- For some people the colour of the light emitted by xenons is an important 'car fashion' choice, but that may or may not be a fashion you are concerned with.
- If you do a lot of driving on unlit roads at night, then xenons can be worthwhile but in built-up areas (ie, with street lighting) they aren't that valuable.

Don't consider the windbreaker as optional - if you have a convertible, it's a must-have. Drop something else if you have to.
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I see you can pay for the windbreaker as part of the 'always open' pack- that's cook as I have to have heated seats so I can get it on that deal and its not so bad.
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There is a handful of cars that look very different from anything else on the road. They attract attention mostly for their snappy styling. Volkswagen's New Beetle comes to mind, so does the Chrysler PT Cruiser. The Mini Cooper falls into this trendy category, but unlike the others, it has some serious sport baked in, which is what we've always liked about this car, especially the supercharged S model.
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I also want to purchased the mini but lack of resources i have no option yet to purchased this mini but my family is big i can not imagine that this car is enough for my family i have no experience of this car before...
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Where are the photos, to really get him convinced!!
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