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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2014, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Need help purchasing my first Mini

Hi Guys,

Newb here looking to purchase a Mini S and needed some help.
I'm currently looking at a 2003 S model (man trans) with 115K on the clock. The car drove fine I guess but I noticed the auxilary fan came on and off even though the AC was off. I also noticed the coolant wasn't green, looked like a tan color, like the color of the reservoir itself. Is that normal? Thanks in advance!

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Not sure if this advice applies in the US but if you can move up a year to the facelift model.. Lots of minor problems fixed and a much better gearbox fitted. Easy difference is the pre face lift has the reverse light in the rear bumper and the facelifted model has the rear fog light.

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Do you have a photo? More info would help!
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Not picked the car up yet. I'm off to sunny glasgow in the morning. Get there Thursday will be back here (France) Friday night. Clean it on Saturday, photos on Monday as we're horse racing on Sunday.
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2006 onward is the r56 ...



The -2006 model is the r53

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