I just wanted to say hello
I have previously owned, and still do, the original Mini. However I weakened and bought a 1st gen Mini One as a bit of a test mule, to measure myself, the effects (+or-) of changes I wanted try on them.
I wanted to use one for a while pre and post mods for my own comparison rather than waiting for others to report back.
I will post a pic or two later, the car is pepper white and cosmetically standard, and was originally spec'd with sport seats and a pepper pack. So although a One on the outside, it is a Cooper pretty much on the inside with plain black cloth.
I've just put 600 miles on it this weekend to test some stuff done last week, and I can say I actually enjoyed driving it!
I'll advertise this one soon enough when reliability is confirmed, and do another if I find the right base.
I have read a bit on this forum, as it came up quite frequently in my recent search results, when looking at what others look for and do to this model, and having read some of the contributions it seemed worth signing up :-)