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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 01:47 PM
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Hello everyone. I picked up my 2008 Cooper S about 2 weeks ago and I'm absolutely loving it. My previous car was a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse and while that car was a blast, my new mini surpasses it by far. I love the speed, the responsive steering, and the interior amenities are awesome.

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Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 04:13 AM
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Congrats! Take it to the track and you will see what it can really do
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Old Jan 15th, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Will be picking up a White Mini Cooper S this week photo in next post.
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Old Dec 17th, 2012, 05:36 AM
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Just bought my husband a 2013 Cooper S Clubman for his birthday/Christmas present (wasn't really sure if I should post in the S or the Clubman). He's had it 9 days and I still have not been able to drive it yet and he has already racked up more then 1,000 miles .

On the 3rd day 2 check engines came on, took it to the dealership on the 4th day and they reset them. One came back on the 5th day, took it in the same day and they said it was an exhaust sensor?? Not sure of the code but they've order the part and we're waiting for it to come in.

Pretty disappointed in our first week of ownership but also as an owner of a Solstice GXP we learned a long time ago that these types of issues happen, can be fixed, and normally don't come back. All in all he's happy with the purchase and we look forward to getting to know it and taking it on trips.
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Old Dec 18th, 2012, 06:58 PM
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I bought my 2009 Cooper S Clubman (aka Millie) in July this year. She is Astro Black with a silver roof and 5-spoke 17" wheels. She is, to my eyes at least, one of the best looking cars on the road. But then I'm biased!

I've done about 12,000 miles so far and it has been a blast! I just can't wait to swap out the HORRIBLE Pirelli run flats for some decent 'normal' tyres. And maybe see to some of the rattles too.

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Hey guys...hope you like my new mini. It is a 2007 R56 with 29.000miles.
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Nice. The idea of black alloys is growing on me...
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They are very delicate though. I scratched the fron one against a carb today and you can clearly see it. That said, they do look great on grey and black minis.
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Here is my R53

And I absolutely love it.
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Got it last weekend.

Loving it so far and loads of plans for it.


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Got it last weekend.

Loving it so far and loads of plans for it.


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Just selling the wifes 2003 cooper S and purchased the replacement already.
Before I started looking she said that she wanted a convertible and any colour but black...
So what have I got her? a black late 2006 R56 Cooper S with pretty much every extra fitted

Good points
Only done 2800 miles from new!
Panoramic roof (well I think its great the wife not so much as its not convertible)
Full leather interior
Heated seats
Satnag
Parking sensors
Immaculate interior

Bad Points
The previous owner had a bit of a whoopsie and the car needs a new bonnet, passenger wing, bumper, upper dash and airbag, steering wheel airbag and passenger side inner track rod.
Bodywork and paint

Hopefully will be a great project and the wife will grow to love it.

p.s if its possible and someone can advise how, I would not mind doing a rebuild thread on it.
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'13 Mini Cooper S Roadster

My new Mini is about 2 months old and I still love her. I traded in a non-S Mini convertible, fully intending to get a Mini S convertible, but when I saw the Roadster, all thoughts of the convertible vanished in a wink. Let's face it, the back seat is useless unless you have some tiny kids back there or the driver is less than 5 feet tall. I'm 6' tall and NEVER need a backseat so IMHO, the Roadster is a no-brainer. And I now have a real trunk that I can load easily.



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Hi Guys,

New to the Forum, but we are on our second BMW Mini. The first was Cooper in 2003 and the current is a Cooper S, bought new in 2009. Both are Chilli Red with Black roof.

The Mini Cooper ran flawlessly for 6 years before we swapped it for the Cooper S. This was my wife's first new car, and she loved it.

I made an executive decision to upgrade to a Cooper S and wife was not happy to start with, but now loves this Mini as much (if not more than the original). Apart from one issue this Mini has been very good, and I particularly love the extra power and the brakes (I was driving a BMW E46 M3 at the time and I still loved driving the Mini).

We've had one issue with this car. Last year we went through a period when the car would take about 6 attempts to start it in the mornings. Once started for the day, it would run fine. The Dealer told us it was a problem with the thermostat and we had it replaced. Unfortunately, the dealer's diagnosis was not correct and we had to have the High Pressure Fuel Pump replaced, even though the car had travelled only 7500 km.

Apart from this one problem, the Cooper S has been a great toy for bombing around town and through the hills.
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