Hi Guys & Girls the long awaited arrival arrived last Saturday. I had originally been looking at a cooper with extras but after making the mistake of driving the Cooper S first was hooked by its looks and performance and had a set budget as it was a car mainly for my wife and some fun driving for myself at the weekends.
17" Crown Spoke
Sports Steering Wheel
Rooster Red Colour Line JCW
Standard Chequered Dash and Seats
Passenger seat height adjustment
Spot lights to follow shortly (fitting myself)
Skirts to follow shortly after getting them at a reasonable price
I have posted full pics on my chilli red roll call hope you like them
Up in the North East of Scotland no major need for air conditioning and wanted the car to look nice without having to spend too much above the list price hope it has worked. I plan to keep the car for 4 years approx so not so much worried about not having a Chili Pack.
First impressions - Great car to look at all be it sitting a bit high on the wheels I think the side skirts may help make the car look lower. Inside the car I am very pleased with the interior look apart from the poor quality switches. I am glad to say up to now I have not seen any of the unfortunate problems other unlucky members have had long may it continue and the engine does sound slightly noisey compared to other 1600 engines but the ride on the standard suspension with the 17" wheels is very good but being quite honest anything would be better than my current E90 330d Sport its suspension is far too hard for the roads up here and is far harder then my last 330d sport. I will now have to persuade the wife to take the BMW more often as the car handles so beautifully and you just want to drive it all the time. Sorry for the delay with the photos was having a problem reducing the size of them on my computer. Full review to follow shortly.