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Old Dec 4th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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Hi everyone.

I'm about to turn 18 in January.

Looking to get a Cooper S (R53).

I've driven one quite a few times (dad has one) and loved it.. decent pull and I love the supercharger whine ... quite surprising since I'm 6'6... but the room is actually pretty decent considering the size of the car..

So, a few questions for you guys to help me with:
  • Headroom - is the headroom the same in the normal cooper s to the convertible?
  • Insurance - at 18 where would the best place be to get a quote? What would I be looking at?

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I'm not 100% about the headroom but I have a r52 cooper s and I'm a similar height and I have loads of room, I have driven a r53 cooper convertible and the headroom felt smaller but not 100% sure if there is a difference or its just me.

And when I was 18 I looked at quotes and It was coming up with about £3000 so I waited a couple of years now it is only £1000 and the best one I have found is elephant, I would just recommend doing a quote on a compare website and see what is comes out with.

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Thanks Jimmy.

The insurance quotes on the comparison sites are dreadful and inaccurate (if you are young anyway). I suppose it's better going direct.

I'm 17 and driving a Astra 1.6 Twinport now and the quotes I got online were nowhere near what I'm paying now.
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