I am looking at picking up a 2004 Mini Cooper S on Friday. It has a manual tranny, 65k miles on it, black leather seats, black exterior (great condition) white rims and mirror caps, and a checkered roof. Everything stock...no mods.
The price is really good and fits my budget perfectly. I am upgrading from a 1991 Suzuki Sidekick rust bucket with bald tires, no AC, stuck drivers window, faded paint, hubs that lock when they want too, and other joys from a 91...I know what you're thinking..."Why would you ever upgrade from that chick magnet?" well the answer is simple, It no longer runs .
What should I look for in a 2004 MCS with 65k miles on it? Also does it only take top end fuel? Premium. Would a non "S" be a better version?
pics added as attachments since i can link URLs yet :/
Last edited by Ethica; Dec 10th, 2012 at 04:19 PM.
Reason: added pics
When buying a 1st Gen Cooper S hardtop, model year (2002 - 2006) purchased isn't that critical ... although a 2005 or 2006 model will have 7 more horsepower and gear ratios providing slightly better acceleration.
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