Potential New member with Question
hey guys, so, like a lot of people here I would assume, the mini has always been my "dream" car. Other people want Old Muscle cars, or expensive Lambo's, not me, just a mini.
My current ride is a 2009 Smart Car, Brabus edition. As loaded as a smart car comes. I've had it 2 years, and finally down to where the trade in is even with value.
Im currently looking at the 2nd gen Mini's in the 50K mile, $14K range. I drive maybe 12K miles a year, too much for a lease.
I found a 2010 hardtop, base model with 43K on the clock. I like the color and options (winter with heated seats) my only reservations are:
Do I really want the S model, of course if I dont get it, I'll always be wishing I had.
Does the S take premium gas since it has a turbo? Couple people I've read said reliability wise, the base is the best bet, it will be my daily driver.
Anything I need to make sure has been done to the cars in that 50K mileage range? It'll be my first manual transmission, I've ridden street bikes for the past 10 years, just never had the opportunity to own a manual.