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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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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