New Owner - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > Welcome New Members


Welcome New Members New members, please introduce yourself here. Tell us a bit about you and your Mini.

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Mini owner pixiemini Welcome New Members 1 Jan 27th, 2014 10:08 PM
Deeply wanting to be a MINI owner vossco Welcome New Members 1 Jan 14th, 2014 03:26 PM
Newbie - Mini Cooper Convertible owner Moo1892 Welcome New Members 0 Sep 17th, 2013 06:34 PM
New JCW owner GJL Welcome New Members 3 Oct 22nd, 2012 10:03 PM
New owner, bodge job by previous owner, help please dave_d First Generation Faults & Fixes 3 Aug 18th, 2012 05:32 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Mar 27th, 2014, 03:32 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Titusville, FL
Posts: 1
Local Time: 09:27 AM
United States Male
New Owner

I replaced a 99 Miata with 161k miles with a 2011 Mini Cooper S convertible with 14k miles. My wife and I loved the Miata and were not looking to replace it but on Thursday 20, 2014 we followed a Mini convertible down the road and immediately started researching dealers. The next day we drove to Orlando Mini about 45 miles from our home and purchased the Pepper White Mini. Love the car. I am a detail person and I research for days, weeks, and sometimes longer before I buy, but everything was just great with our experience. Looking forward to many miles of fun-in-the-sun touring the USA in the future. My wife and I are both retired and love to travel, so now we will do it in style with our new Mini. I have already purchased a wind blocker which is necessary for the convertible and I wish Mini would make it a standard feature. My next project is to treat the rag top to protect it. I covet the readers of this blog to advise me on the products out there that is best. I will also be looking at the fitted bags that fit the compact truck. Pros and cons appreciated. Happy driving!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Mar 27th, 2014, 07:04 PM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Suffolk - UK
Posts: 445
Local Time: 10:27 AM
United Kingdom Male
Hi there, congratulations on your purchase, I'm sure you will love it.

I managed to get the dealer to throw in the windbreak for me, I told him it was a deal breaker, like you say, makes you wonder why it's not standard.

I treat my roof with Autoglym and it does a fantastic job of cleaning and proofing the roof, I can thoroughly recommend it if it is available over there.

I have seen those suitcases for sale that are made to fit the Mini Convertible boot, they look good, though a little expensive. The only thing that puts me off is that they don't come with wheels.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Mar 27th, 2014, 07:28 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Posts: 1,165
Local Time: 10:27 AM
United Kingdom Male
Hi ya and welcome

+1 on the autoglym but I have personally use 303 products cleaner and protector and have had great results.
The other every good option i use is Gtechniq I1 - Smart Fabric
Be carefully what you use to clean the hoods with they are mohair and can be trashed easily

Hope this helps
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Mar 27th, 2014, 07:31 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Online
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,899
Local Time: 10:27 AM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by Mid Life Mini (original)
I have seen those suitcases for sale that are made to fit the Mini Convertible boot, they look good, though a little expensive. The only thing that puts me off is that they don't come with wheels.

Would that be like those Gucci ones and come with Rhino and Snake skin with Roebuck leather, and 9 carat catches with your initials on? Ive seen those in an Aston cost more than the car.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags:



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Mini owner pixiemini Welcome New Members 1 Jan 27th, 2014 10:08 PM
Deeply wanting to be a MINI owner vossco Welcome New Members 1 Jan 14th, 2014 03:26 PM
Newbie - Mini Cooper Convertible owner Moo1892 Welcome New Members 0 Sep 17th, 2013 06:34 PM
New JCW owner GJL Welcome New Members 3 Oct 22nd, 2012 10:03 PM
New owner, bodge job by previous owner, help please dave_d First Generation Faults & Fixes 3 Aug 18th, 2012 05:32 PM

» Recent Threads
Rear spoiler for Mini Cooper 2007-2013 - Yes or no?
Today 09:18 AM
by carid
Last post by carid
Today 09:18 AM
0 Replies, 1 Views
Body Flex - roof wont raise !
Jul 29th, 2014 08:52 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 08:53 AM
3 Replies, 272 Views
Wind deflectors
Today 08:09 AM
by Jo42
Last post by Jo42
Today 08:09 AM
0 Replies, 34 Views
automatic transmission fluid
Jul 28th, 2014 12:03 PM
Last post by Valvashon
Today 05:54 AM
1 Replies, 277 Views
R50 Crankshaft replacement @ 51387 Miles
Apr 26th, 2010 02:38 PM
by rab-67
Last post by David.R53
Today 03:41 AM
13 Replies, 5,155 Views
2009 Radio Software Update
Jul 29th, 2014 03:30 PM
by Tom_P
Last post by jackski2
Today 01:45 AM
3 Replies, 259 Views
The wifes cooper (eventually)
Jul 28th, 2014 11:40 PM
Last post by cantfindthegenepool
Yesterday 08:04 PM
2 Replies, 312 Views
Brake Mods? Opinions wanted
Yesterday 07:18 PM
Last post by neilmimi
Yesterday 07:18 PM
0 Replies, 128 Views
How much should i sell my mini for?!?!?
Yesterday 06:55 PM
Last post by kimrosexx
Yesterday 06:55 PM
0 Replies, 142 Views
MINI Trailer project?
Jul 29th, 2014 06:27 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by Angib
Yesterday 04:39 PM
3 Replies, 271 Views
First Left-Hand Drive Driving School
Jul 29th, 2014 06:46 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by Angib
Yesterday 04:25 PM
2 Replies, 253 Views
Mini JCW buying advice needed!
Yesterday 03:57 PM
Last post by Sidisking
Yesterday 04:04 PM
2 Replies, 149 Views
DIY catalytic coverter questions
Yesterday 03:38 PM
Last post by Burkee52
Yesterday 03:44 PM
1 Replies, 134 Views
Mini Cooper Clubman Power Loss
Jul 19th, 2014 04:14 PM
Last post by marque
Yesterday 03:09 PM
2 Replies, 394 Views
Strange Braking Noise
Jan 28th, 2014 08:27 PM
Last post by kushil
Yesterday 02:46 PM
9 Replies, 1,395 Views
opening the boot - am i being special??
May 4th, 2014 12:20 AM
Last post by Richard of the Hills
Yesterday 01:45 PM
14 Replies, 1,246 Views
Missing fuse
Yesterday 06:55 AM
Last post by mayburyds
Yesterday 08:18 AM
2 Replies, 175 Views
2007 Cooper S "Timing Chain Tensioner Defect"
Feb 14th, 2014 09:49 AM
by igooba
Last post by minifr3ak
Yesterday 08:01 AM
8 Replies, 2,003 Views
Cancel Sat Nav instruction
Jul 29th, 2014 06:05 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:52 AM
4 Replies, 310 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:27 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2