Hi to all at Mini2 from the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada.
I have had my new-to-me 2004 R53 for exactly one year and love it - Indi Blue with White roof. I've put on 22,000 km since I purchased it and the odometer now reads 82,000 km. I've made a few repairs and adjustments i.e.. new radiator, thermostat and housing, new rotors, pads and sensors front and rear, flushed coolant system, brake fluid, a couple of oil changes, etc.
It was bone stock when I bought it so of course I've had to make a few mods,
Ultrix 15% sc pulley, belt and NGK plugs (one heat range cooler)
Alta V2 CAI
Hella Fog lamps
Stubby antenna JCW
Bimmian Beryllium Gear Shift and Handbrake
OEM Roof Rack
Lots of things on my wish list that I'd still like to do in the future of course.