Picked up my Indi Blue/White Cooper this morning, and LOVE IT.
I can't add a lot to what others have put - goes well, takes roundabouts at obscence speeds, and it gets LOOKS!!! Hello to the blonde outside Leventhorpe School - nice legs...
On a serious note I have 17" S-Spokes and the SS+ - there's not a real difference between that ant the SS+ with 16" wheels.
IMO the ride is very firm but never jarring, and the S-spokes in white look amazing - I'll do some pics tomorrow so you can all have a look if anyone fancys??
Right - off to try and take the M11 roundabout at triple figure speeds!
P.S. No obvious faults as yet - it DEFINITELY drives straight!
Nice one JV,
Will be seeing it real soon I hope !
Blonde at Leventhorpe eh' ? A schooly ? you devil !
The M11 roundabout was one of the first places I was silly in my mini, 4 up and it winging it between lorries van and allsorts !
Aye, that they do. Shame that they all appear to be too young for an old b*****r like me (Birthday yesterday - and feeling elderly).
And JV, RUN IT IN . Otherwise you'll be back here posting with a whole set of problems nobody else has ever come across, . (And I used to live round the corner from the Beckhams flat in Alderley Edge. Whats the overpaid prima donna driving now? Nearly ran me off the road a couple of years ago in his Ferrari 550. Fool. At least he's better at his day job).
Last edited by Crashandburn; Jan 15th, 2002 at 02:16 PM.
I am running it in - tho I have to admit to letting it run up to 5,500rpm for just a sec, but otherwise strictly 4,500 rpm and preferably a lot less...what I lack at the lights I get straight back on the r-abouts.
As for women, after a whole day with the car I have already been chatted up once as a direct result of the MINI - GOD I LOVE THIS CAR!!!!!!!!!!
As for the ride on 17" I've now taken it onto the M11 into London - a nasty old concrete bit of road for a fair way - and the car's ride is v.v.v. firm. On the smooth tarmac it feels like a very taut Mercedes, but on the rough stuff, particularly the slow-lane (yes, I know - I'm running it in!) it does get a bit 'lively' - not uncomfortable but it leaves you in no doubt that the M11 needs some work doing.
As for Dave Beckham he changes car more often than his underpants, but his missus always drives a BMW X5 reg Y1 DVB (David, Victoria, Brooklyn apparently) - and she doesn't hang about - I clocked her at near 110 on the M6 before following her nearly the whole way home....
Anyway, half hour before bed, so I might just have a quick go in the MINI...
News from the insiders on my books, they're not exactly rev police, they tell all sorts of things and yes if the car was obviously thrashed and a fault occurred and someone claimed it under warranty, questions would be asked, but you would have to seriously thrash it, I mean have seen how salesmen drive, and demos still get warranty work. Unless you're Juha Kankkinen (sp.) you shouldn't have a problem.
The eagle never saved so much time as when he submitted to learn from the crow.
I've heard this rev limit detection/warranty thing before, but I'm not sure it can be true on the basis that Shelley from Sewell MINI said to me, more or less as i drove off, "You don't REALLY have to run it in, but take it easy for the first 1,200 miles or so - just don't stretch it all the time".
Make of that what you will, but intend to follow the manual's advice about 1,500 miles being the period after which you can thrash it a bit more - however, if BMW turned around and refused to do work on the basis I had driven beyond the car's limit I would refer them to their dealership staff.
Anyway - I've given up on chasing Posh - I'm off to Chelmsford tomorrow night to try and pick up some teenie-boppers....
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