The salt pack is good value for money. I have had a look at my info and the salt pack gets you:
Volour Floor Mats,Brilliant Siler interior trim, Front Seat map pockets, Front Fog lights, Rev counter, Interior Lights and a high adjustable passenger seat.
I went for the One for the same reason as yourself. I am only 20 and insurance for a cooper was much more. I am really glad that I went for a one becasue there is not much difference in the performance and there are less One's around so its nice to be different. There also seems to be more different spec One's around than Coopers. I would go for a One all day long.
I hope this helps
H*ly sh*t. Hope this isn;t going to start another ONE v COOPER war
Both the ONE and Cooper are fab cars. At you age the insurance could be quite a bit better on the ONE.
SALT pack is good value and although I don't have the stats I'd think a very high proportion of ONE's sold have the SALT pack. The main thing for me you get with the SALT pack is the rev counter. Saw a ONE once that didn;t have it and it looked very weird.
If you add everything up individually the bits come to way more than £250. From memory
Rev counter £50
Fog lamps £90
Passenger seat height adjust £50
Brillant silver int £100 - NOTE YOU HAVE TO SPECIFY THIS IF YOU WANT IT
Seat back map pockets £20
Interior lights package ???£50???
Go order a ONE - you'll love it. Probably cheaper insurance than your Rover
I think the GloveBox Lid is now included in the Salt Pack which increases the price to £270.
The contrasting roof colour and mirrors are expensive options on the One which I may choose but it's the insurance for younger drivers which will probably swing it for most.
Should have added that one of the hefty brochures readily available from your local dealer lists what is available in the Salt Pack and in full colour. Also lets you see the various ICE options and trim available. Worth a read!
I have to concur with me learned colleagues, the Salt pack is great value and is a must.
One other point - if you don't get it then when you come to sell the car on you may find it will be harder to shift because 99% of the other ONE's on the market will have the Salt pack. On this subject 15" alloys are also a must - the steel wheels look pants (sorry to any of you out there that have steel wheels but that is my personal opinion!) and would hurt resale if you didn't have alloys.
The Reference number on the brochure/booklet is 2 11 050 009 21 (L)2002 GM The title is MINI ONE. MINI COOPER. MINI COOPER S. It is now out of date as it makes no reference to the GloveBox Lid which is probably why the Salesman gave it to me in the first place.
Will have to test drive a one and speak to the dealer, obviously its that time of year where car sales are usually slow so might be able to get a good finance deal or something.
My rover is only a W reg making it just over 2.5 years old a superb car just underspecced for the price but mine must have been cursed by some midlands voodoo witch doctor. When I picked the car up from the garage the same night my girlfriend broke the rear window, then 1 year later some bloody idiot jumped up and down on the roof and bonnet. Had the repairs done at dealer and you would never know the damage that had been caused but I do and that is maybe why I am looking at getting another motor.
Don't want to spark another debate but the main reason I have previously been put off buying the MINI it is now BMW and not MGR and also cos of the big problems initially found with them, but I have decided that cos they are still produced in the uk it is keeping some of us brits in jobs!!!
Must admit I prefer to help keep jobs in this country by buying goods made here. We are losing too many jobs as it is. Our overworked/underpaid politicians haven't done much to help industry - more of a help themselves culture with their shorter hours, better pensions and 40% pay increase which they say the Firemen they cannot get.
Old Chinese Proverb Continues
But man with two holes in trouser pockets don't feel too cocky!
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