Those of you who've been on MINI2 from the beginning might remember me, regretably I haven't been on the site for ages, but I thought I'd say hello again and let you know that as from later this week my beloved Cooper will no longer be mine.
I've previously considered selling it but chickened out due to how much I love it, but this time I had to let it go. It's nearly 3 years old, just had it's last service and out of warranty in september. As it's one of the first off the production line, it rattles lots and unfortunately I haven't got faith that BMW can properly rectify the problem - it's been in at least 5 times in the past year and they have either fixed it for the problem to come back a few weeks later, or otherwise just say they couldn't find a problem. I also needed a car better on juice and more practical for long distance driving (I've gone up from 10k per year to over 15k with regular trips to Glasgow to see my girlfriend!). I really hope they see sense and stick a nice meaty turbodiesel in a MINI soon so I can get decent MPG and good performance, until then I've opted for an Audi A3 1.9TDi. It doesn't handle half as well and has much less character but I felt it was the best compromise for me at the moment. Luckily my sister still has her MINI One so I won't be totally absent from the MINI experience. It's been the most fantastic car over the past 3 years, despite the problems I've always had a big grin whilst driving it. I'll miss it so much, but I'm sure it won't be too long before I'm back behind the wheel of one
Cheers everyone for being behind the best small car in the world.
I remember ....I can't belive it is three years sice the car was launched .thge time has gone so quickly
Going to be in the same boat myself shortly, we will still have a MINI in the family though.
Enjoy your A3....
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