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 :/