Cooper or S
Hi all, I am new to this forum, but I am a regular on TMF, with the same username. I have a classic Mini Cooper S already and it is a great little car.
Anyway, I was just joking around the other day about selling my other two cars (a Focus and Rover 25) to fund a Mini Cooper. Not a problem - but now I keep looking at the Cooper S!
I've read up/still reading up on potential issues, but I know with any second hand car there are always risks. I am more interested to know, in the real world, is the S worth the extra cost? I know its faster, but in the long run will cost more with fuel, tax and insurance.
I am after something fun. I'm not so worried about the age of the car, but I want it to be relatively well specced. I don't have a huge budget, which is the main reason for being a little hesitant on an S - I realise I am more at the bottom end of the market. Ideally, I don't want to spend more than 2.5k.
What are peoples thoughts? I understand its a 50L fuel tank, which is the same as my Rover, so how many miles do people actually get out of a tank? I can do oil and filter changes myself, not a problem. Any other advice welcome.